Interior Architecture, B.F.A.
127 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
Degree Program Requirements
|General Education Core Requirements (GEC)|
|Environmental Design I|
|Environmental Design II|
|Basic Environmental Design III|
|Basic Environmental Design IV|
|Interior Architecture I|
|Interior Architecture II|
|Interior Architecture III|
|Interior Architecture IV|
|Design Visualization I|
|Design Visualization II|
|Introduction to Sustainable Design|
|Visual Communication I|
|Visual Communication II|
|History and Theory of Design I|
|History and Theory of Design II|
|Computer-Aided Design for Interior Architecture|
|Social and Behavioral Aspects of Interior Architecture|
|Interior Architecture Materials|
|Interior Architecture Construction and Building Systems|
|Light and Sound|
|Professional Practice in Interior Architecture|
|Internship in Interior Architecture|
|Select 9 credits from the following:||9|
|International Field Studies in Interior Architecture|
|Special Problems in Interior Architecture|
|Problems in Interior Architecture|
|Supervised Professional Experience *|
|Advanced Interior Architecture I|
|Advanced Interior Architecture II|
Concentrated Electives **
|Introduction to Art †|
|Life Drawing I|
|Woodcut and Wood Engraving|
|Concepts in Time-based Media|
|Letters, Signs, and Symbols|
|Image Sequencing/Sequential Images|
|The Multi-Media Print|
|Communication and Workplace Relationships|
|Urban Geography: Global Patterns ††|
|Urban Geography: Land Use|
|Entrepreneurial Urban Planning|
|History of Decorative Arts|
|Evolution of Furniture|
|Contemporary Trends in Interior Product Design|
|Historic Preservation: Principles and Practice|
|History Museum Curatorship: Collections Management|
|History and Theories of Material Culture|
|Field Methods in Preservation Technology|
|Advanced Computer-Aided Design and Research Seminar|
|Materials and Methodologies Seminar|
|Philosophy of the Arts|
|Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Structuralism|
|Ethical Issues in Business †††|
|Stage Crafts: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound|
|Advanced CAD for the Theatre|
Other courses can be negotiated for these credits with the student’s advisor and/or department chair.
Counts toward GEC GFA requirement.
Counts toward GEC GSB requirement.
Counts toward GEC GSB and GN requirements.
Accelerated B.F.A to M.F.A.
Qualiﬁed undergraduate IARc majors may apply for admission to the Graduate Program at the end of the fall semester of the 3rd year in the B.F.A. program. Once admitted, a student may earn a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. in 5 years (including summer sessions). A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in the B.F.A. program is required. Additionally, standard application requirements for the M.F.A. in Interior Architecture include undergraduate transcripts, GRE scores, portfolio review, TOEFL scores for international students, recommendations, a personal statement and a personal interview (optional).
All applicants should submit the admission application form to The Graduate School and to the Department of Interior Architecture simultaneously.
B.F.A. to M.F.A. Courses
Courses to be counted for the M.F.A. program must receive prior approval of the IARc Director of Graduate Study. Admitted students may apply a maximum of 19 credits of graduate level coursework toward completion of both the B.F.A. and M.F.A., provided a grade of "B" or better is earned in each graduate course and that graduate level requirements are fulfilled.
The MFA degree requires 60 credits of graduate-level coursework, and the B.F.A., 127 credits. Assuming 19 credits is double-counted for both degrees, students would need to complete an additional 41 credits of graduate courses to complete the M.F.A. degree.
The following courses (19 credits) may be counted toward both the B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees:
|IAR 501||Advanced Interior Architecture I||6|
|IAR 600||Supervised Professional Experience||1-4|
|IAR 631||Environmental Design Research||3|
|IAR 645||Seminar in Interior Architecture||3|
|IAR Elective at 500 level||3|
Substitutes for the above courses require permission of the IARc Director of Graduate Study.