Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design provides a four-year program and interdisciplinary with architecture on the design of interior environments

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is a four-year program (128 credit hours), interdisciplinary with architecture, on the design of interior environments. Following the two-year Basic Studies sequence, the student completes two years of Major Studies, an intensive series of courses and studios on the theory, history, skill, and practice of interior design.

 


MISSION STATEMENT

It is the mission of the Program in Interior Design to prepare students for entry into the interior design profession by supporting and encouraging their roles in the service of the health, safety, and welfare of building users, as well as the creation of aesthetic environments. Life-long learning and community engagement are nurtured in all students.

The location of the program in a major design center of the Southwest provides design students with a broad range of learning experiences, including internship and employment opportunities.

*** PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT INTERIOR DECORATING. ***

 


Major Requirements

First and Second Year

  • All entering students majoring in Interior Design are admitted as Interior Design-Intended majors.
  • As Interior Design-Intended, students complete 1st and 2nd year ARCH courses in the correct sequence and also complete their core curriculum. These courses must be completed before declaring major and enrolling in any 3000/4000 level ARCH/INTD courses.
  • The Undergraduate Interior Design Program consists of a series of lectures and design studios that must be taken sequentially. The program will take a minimum of 8 semesters to complete for both new freshmen and transfer students.
  • The course sequencing of both the design and lecture courses has been designed to help students successfully complete the program. The course sequencing is strictly enforced.

Third and Fourth Year

  • After completing all requirements for admission to a degree program, students may be declared into the Interior Design major. The department requires a minimum 2.8 GPA, both overall and within the major.
  • Students must complete all Basic Studies courses (first two years of the degree program) in Interior Design and must complete the Core Curriculum of the course sequence before qualifying to take any 3000/4000 ARCH or INTD course.

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall Semester

Course Code  Course Name
 ARCH 1301 Introduction to Architecture and Interior Design
ARCH 1341 Design Communications I
ENGL 1301 Rhetoric and Composition I
INTD 1101 Academic Success Skills in Interior Design (or UNIV-AR 1131)
PHYS 1301 Physics for Non-Specialists I
POLS 2312 State and Local Government

Total Credit Hours: 16 hrs.

 


Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name
IND 1342 Design Communications II
ENGL 1302 Rhetoric and Composition II
HIST 1301 U.S. History I
PHYS 1302 Physics for Non-Specialists II
POLS 2311 Government of the U.S.

Total Credit Hours: 15 hrs.

Fall Semester

Course Code  Course Name
ARCH 2303 History of Architecture and Interior Design I
ARCH 2551 Basic Design and Draw I
HIST 1302 U.S. History II
MATH 1303 Trigonometry
Elective 3 hrs Language, Philosophy, and Culture

Total Credit Hours: 17 hrs.

 


Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name
ARCH 2304 History of Architecture and Interior Design II
INTD 2343 Design Communications III
INTD 2552 Design Studio I
MATH 1327 Architectural Calculus with Analytic Geometry
Elective 3 hrs Social and Behavioral Sciences

Total Credit Hours: 17 hrs.

In order to declare your major in Interior Design, you must be advised by the Undergraduate Advisor prior to enrolling in any course at the 3000 level or above. You should also have completed all Basic Studies (1st & 2nd year ARCH/INTD) courses, all core hours, and have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA overall at UTA, a 2.8 GPA within the School of Architecture.

Fall Semester

Course Code  Course Name
INTD 3321 Materials and Resources
INTD 3323 Lighting Design
INTD 3338 Building Codes and Regulations
INTD 3553 Design Studio II
Elective 3 hrs Literature

Total Credit Hours: 17 hrs.

 


Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name
INTD 3322 Materials and Technology
INTD 3357 Building Information Modeling and Visualization
INTD 3361 Environmental Design and Sustainability
INTD 3554 Design Studio III
Elective 3 hrs Art History

Total Credit Hours: 17 hrs.

An approved degree plan is required prior to registration for this year.

Fall Semester

Course Code  Course Name
INTD 4332 Professional Practice in Interior Design
INTD 4365 VR, AR, and SR Environments
INTD 4368 Interior Detailing
INTD 4556 Design Studio IV

Total Credit Hours: 14 hrs.

 


Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name
INTD 4344 Design Communications IV
INTD 4366 Human Centered Design
INTD 4494 Interior Design Internship
INTD 4557 Design Studio V

Total Credit Hours: 15 hrs.

Degree Requirements Due April 1st

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in...

Masters of Architecture Advanced Standing

Students completing UT Arlington's 4-years professional undergraduate interior design degree may apply for advanced standing in the Master of Architecture Path A Program.

Studio Culture Policy

Civilized behavior among students, faculty and staff based on mutual respect is expected in all settings but is particularly important in design studios due to their time-intensive nature.