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Interior Design

This grid offers a suggested approach for students to prepare them for a BA degree in Interior Design with the AAS in Interior Design while best satisfying Marymount University’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements.

A full description of MU’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements is available here. Please click here for more information about NOVA courses that fulfill Liberal Arts Core requirements.

Please verify with your NOVA advisor that the courses you choose are appropriate for a timely NOVA graduation. It is also imperative that you meet with your Marymount advisor for Marymount's program and graduation requirements. For more information about the BA in Interior Design, please contact the School of Arts and Sciences at aas@marymount.edu or 703-284-1560

Below is a two-year pathway from NOVA.
NOVA Course & Title Credits MU Notes or Equivalents MU Core &/or Major Req.
1st Semester (17 credits)
ART 101 History & Appreciation of Art I 3 FA 201 History of Art I Fine Arts (FNA)
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 4 FA 103 Design I (3 cr) + FA 900 (1 cr)* Major
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 EN 101 Composition I Written Communication core (WR)
IDS 100 Theory & Technique of Interior Design 3 ID 101 Intro to Interior Design and Theory Major
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1 HPR 900 Health and Human Performance Elective  
PSY 200 Principles of Applied Psychology 3 PSY 101 General Psychology 1st Introductory Social Science core (SS-1)
SDV Elective 1 (no credit awarded)  
2nd Semester (17 credits)
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3 FA 202 History of Art II Major
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 4 FA 104 Design II (3 cr) + FA 900 (1 cr)* Major
CST 100 Intro. to Communications 3 CMD 900 Communication and Media Design Elective*  
IDS 105 Arch. Drafting for Interiors 3 ID 900 Interior Design Elective   Major**
IDS 109 Styles of Furniture & Interiors 3 ID 900 Interior Design Elective   Major**
PED Elective 1 HPR 900 Health and Human Performance Elective  
3rd Semester (15 credits)
IDS 106
3-Dimensional Drawing & Rendering
3 ID 900 Interior Design Elective Major**
IDS 206 Lighting & Furnishings 3 ID 900 Interior Design Elective  
IDS 225 Business Procedures 3 ID 900 Interior Design Elective  
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3 MA 901 Mathematics Elective Mathematics core (MT)
Social Science elective 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory Social Science core (SS-1)
4th Semester (16 credits)
IDS 205 Materials & Sources 3 ID 231 Textiles & Finish Materials Major
IDS 215 Theory/Research Commercial Design 3 ID 900 Interior Design Elective Major**
IDS 221 Designing Commercial Interiors I 4 ID 900 Interior Design Elective Major**
IDS 245 CAD for Interior Designers 3 ID 900 Interior Design Elective Major**
IDS 290 Coordinated Internship 3 (no credit awarded)  

*Marymount ID majors are required to earn 3 general elective credits. Additional elective credits earned at NOVA will not count toward MU graduation requirements.

**Transfer credit pending departmental placement portfolio review before enrollment.

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