Curriculum Guides


Family and Consumer Sciences- School of (7400)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Interior Design (H40106BAT)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Year 1

7100:100 Survey of History of Art I3
7100:144 Foundation 2D Design3
7400:158 Intro: Interior Design3
3300:111 English Composition I3
Natural Science:Any Set4
Min Credit Total 16
3300:112 English Composition II3
7400:259 Family Housing3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Oral Communication:Any3
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

2940:250 Architectural Drafting3
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology3
7100:491 Architectural Present I3
7400:225 Textiles3
7400:257 Autocad for Interior Design3
7400:331 Interior Design Theory3
Min Credit Total 18
3230:150 Human Cultures3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
7100:492 Architectural Present II3
7400:258 Light in Man-Made Environments3
7400:333 Programming & Space Planning3
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

7100:210 Visual Arts Awareness3
7400:334 Specifications for Interiors I3
7400:337 Inter Design Contract Document3
7400:418 History of Interior Design I4
Elective:Interior Design Elective3
Min Credit Total 16
7400:335 Specification for Interiors II3
7400:336 Prin & Prac of Interior Design3
7400:419 History of Interior Design II4
7400:422 Textiles for Interiors3
Humanities:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 16
Upper Level Elective:7400:494 - Intern: Family & Consumer Sci (required)3
Min Credit Total 3

Year 4

7400:433 Senior Design Studio I3
7400:458 Senior Design Studio II3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Elective:Interior Design Elective3
Elective:Interior Design Elective3
Min Credit Total 16
7400:450 Families, Individl & Environmt3
7400:447 Sr Sem: Crit Issues-FCS Dev1
7400:459 Senior Design Studio IV3
7400:478 Senior Portfolio Review1
7400:479 The NCIDQ Examination1
7400:434 Senior Design Studio III3
7400:435 Decorative Elemts Inter Design1
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 15
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
Students are to select three courses, for three or more credits each from the following approved Interior Design Electives: 7100: 131 Foundation Drawing I, 145 Foundation 3-D Design, 222 Introduction to Sculpture, 254 Introduction to Ceramics, 274 Photography for Non-Art Majors, 7400:139 The Fashion and Furnishings Industry, 485 Seminar: Various as offered. Students may also choose an elective course with application to Interior Design (min. 3 credits) as approved by an Interior Design adviser.
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition.
A portfolio is submitted for faculty review at the end of the second year spring semester for entrance to third year courses. A program agreement with the Interior Design program is required to enter third year courses. Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all Interior Design core classes and electives.
The Interior Design Internship (7400:494) is handled within the Interior Design program and not through the Center for Career Management. At this time, the Interior Design internship is a REQUIREMENT to earn a BA in Interior Design, but is not to be taken before transferring to the degree-granting college and before the completion of the third year.
Two senior courses help the student prepare for employment in the field. The creation of the portfolio documents the student's past work in a physical format that is understandable to prospective employers/clients. Senior Portfolio Review accomplishes this. The NCIDQ Examination prepares students with a mock test for understanding and experience when later taking the exam after the required work experience. The NCIDQ exam is the basis for states' interior design license requirement and professional-level membership in professional associations.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 132 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 03-19-2013