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Transfer Credit & Portfolio Information

The Interior Design department and Office of Undergraduate Admissions are committed to making your transfer to Marymount as smooth as possible.


The following course articulations are for undergraduate students transferring Interior Design coursework towards the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design.

The Interior Design department will consider transfer credit from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Montgomery College (MC), and other accredited institutions of higher education based on Transfer Policies in the current Undergraduate Catalog.

Articulation Agreements

  • NOVA students can see a course-by-course articulations here.
  • Montgomery College students can see a course-by-course articulations here.
  • Graduate students can see course-by-course articulations here.

About our Placement Portfolio

The interior design placement portfolio helps us assess your ability to succeed in interior design courses at Marymount University. If you are transferring interior design coursework from another institution, you may need to submit a portfolio.
  • Course-by-course transfer and portfolio requirements are provided at the bottom of this page.
  • Portfolio submission instructions are provided below.

Portfolio Submission Information

Digital Portfolios 

Physical Portfolios

  • If you are unable to submit a physical portfolio, contact Prof. Doug Seidler for a transfer advising appointment where you can bring your physical portfolio for review and evaluation.

Portfolio Deadlines

Students seeking transfer credit for interior design courses should review the following deadlines. Portfolio instructions are included in the FAQ at the bottom of this page.
  • Fall start: May 15 + August 1
  • Spring start: December 1
 

Placement Portfolio Requirements by Course

The following courses are eligible for transfer from two-year and four-year institutions. Information about minimum grades and portfolio skills are provided for each course.
MU Course / Title Portfolio Assessment
ID-101
Intro to Interior Design
Portfolio: Not required.

Transfer Requirement: Grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-102
Foundation Studio I
Portfolio: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of foundation design principles or design in a non-residential practice area. Projects must include design process work through final presentation drawings or models.

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-121
Freehand Drafting
Portfolio: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of hand drafting techniques to create architectural drawings. (e.g. plan, elevation, RCP, perspective, isometric, and axonometric drawings)

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-122
Sketching and Rendering for Ideas
Portfolio: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of hand rendering techniques in architectural drawings. (e.g. plan, elevation, RCP, perspectives, isometric, and axonometric drawings)

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-203
Foundation Studio II
Portfolio: Contains work that demonstrates understanding a design in a non-residential practice area. Projects must include design process work through final presentation drawings or models.

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-204
Foundation Studio III
Portfolio: Contains work that demonstrates understanding residential design. Projects must include design process work through final presentation drawings or models.

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-223
Presentation Drawings
Portfolio: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of Revit to create architectural presentation drawings. (e.g. plan, elevation, RCP, perspective, and photorealistic rendering). Digital presentation skills are also evaluated with a preference for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator as layout tools.

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-231
Textiles and Finish Materials
Portfolio: Not required.

Transfer Requirement: Grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-350
History of Interior Design I
Portfolio: Not required.

Transfer Requirement: Grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
FA-103
2D Design
Portfolio: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of elements and principles of design.

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
FA-104
Color Theory
Portfolio: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of color theory principles.

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
FA-202
Intro to Art History II
Portfolio: Not required.

Transfer Requirement: Grade of C or higher in an equivalent course.
  
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