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Program Requirements

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements. Liberal Arts Core course are designated in italic.

Year 1 – Fall

  • FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design
  • ID 101 Introduction to Interior Design and Theory
  • ID 121 Freehand Drafting
  • EN 101 Composition I
  • DSC 101 Discover First-Year Seminar

Year 1 – Spring

  • FA 104 Color Theory
  • ID 102 Foundation Studio I
  • ID 122 Sketching and Rendering for Ideas
  • EN 102 Composition II
  • Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course

Year 2 – Fall

  • ID 203 Foundation Studio II
  • ID 223 Presentation Drawings
  • Introductory History (HI-1) core course
  • Mathematics (MT) core course
  • TRS 100 Theological Inquiry (TRS-1 core course)

Year 2 – Spring

  • FA 202 Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to Modern
  • ID 204 Foundation Studio III
  • ID 231 Textiles and Finish Materials
  • Introductory Literature (LT-1) core course
  • Natural Science (NS) core course

Year 3 – Fall

  • ID 305 Practice Studio I
  • ID 325 Construction Documents
  • ID 332 Building Technology
  • ID 350 History of Interiors I
  • Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course

Year 3 – Spring

  • ID 306 Practice Studio II
  • ID 333 Lighting
  • ID 351 History of Interiors II
  • Introductory Social Science (SS-1) or Natural Science (NS) core course
  • PH 100 Introduction to Philosophy (PH-1 core course)
  • Advanced Social Science (SS-2) core course

Year 4 – Fall

  • ID 407 Practice Studio III
  • ID 408 Senior Capstone I
  • ID 434 Business Procedures
  • One (1) ID elective (see list below)
  • Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course
  • One (1) general elective

Year 4 – Spring

  • ID 400 Internship
  • ID 409 Senior Capstone II
  • One (1) ID elective (see list below)
  • Advanced History (HI-2) or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course
  • Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course

​Interior Design Electives

  • ID 336 Principles of Sustainable Design
  • ID 412 Furniture and Display Design
  • ID 415 Advanced Sketching and Rendering
  • ID 416 Digital Communication for Interior Design
  • ID 435 Advanced Professional Practice
  • ID 438 Color, Light, and Human Behavior
  • ID 453 Modern Design and Architecture
  • ID 454 Historic Preservation
  • ID 458 Interior Design Study Tour

Interior Design Department

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