Curriculum & Courses

Curriculum & Courses

The Bachelor of Interior Design requires students to complete a total of 120 credits (the equivalent of 40-three credit courses). The program of study is prescriptive, students must successfully complete all core courses in the term with a final grade of C or higher in order to continue to the subsequent term. The program of study includes eight semesters of courses plus one (450 hours) Internship with a design-related industry employer.


Year One

  • DEST 1101 - Design History
  • INDS 1141 - Studio 1: space + experience
  • INDS 1142 - Design + Precedent 1
  • INDS 1144 - Design Tools 1
  • INDS 1241 - Studio 2: inhabitation
  • INDS 1242 - Design + Precedent 2
  • INDS 1243 - Systems 2
  • INDS 1244 - Design Tools 2
  • General Education requirement, Cluster 4 (recommended), Foundation level
  • General Education requirement, Cluster 1 (recommended), Foundation level

Year Two

  • INDS 2141 - Studio 3: spatial connectivity
  • INDS 2142 - Design + Precedent 3
  • INDS 2143 - Systems 3
  • INDS 2144 - Design Tools 3
  • INDS 2241 - Studio 4: the collective
  • INDS 2242 - Design + Precedent 4
  • INDS 2243 - Systems 4
  • INDS 2244 - Design Tools 4
  • General Education requirement, Cluster 2 (recommended), Foundation level
  • General Education requirement, Cluster 2 (Art History course recommended), Tier 2

Year Three

  • DEST 3201 - Design + Material Culture
  • INDS 3141 - Studio 5: context + application
  • INDS 3142 - Design + Precedent 5
  • INDS 3143 - Systems 5
  • INDS 3144 - Design Tools 5
  • INDS 3241 - Studio 6: transformations
  • INDS 3242 - Design + Precedent 6
  • INDS 3244 - Design Tools 6
  • INDS 3345 - Internship (non-credit, 450 hours required) spring/summer
  • General Education requirement, Cluster 3 (recommended), Foundation level
  • General Education requirement, Cluster 2 (Art History course recommended), Tier 3

Year Four

  • INDS 4141 - Studio 7: context + investigation
  • INDS 4142 - Design + Precedent 7
  • INDS 4143 - Systems 7
  • INDS 4241 - Studio 8: capstone
  • INDS 4245 - Professional Practice
  • General Education requirement, Cluster 1, 3 or 4 (recommended), Tier 2
  • General Education requirement, Cluster 1, 3 or 4 (recommended), Tier 2
  • General Education requirement, Cluster 1, 3 or 4 (recommended), Tier 3
  • General Education requirement, Cluster 1, 3 or 4 (recommended), Tier 3
  • Elective (One university-level three-credit course of the student’s choosing without restriction.)