About the B.F.A. in Interior Architecture
The goal of the Interior Architecture program is to develop professionally ready, career-oriented students who have acquired appropriate technical and aesthetic skills, achieved a thorough familiarity with the historic traditions of art and design, and are capable of expressing these skills in an aesthetically sensitive and visually articulate manner. Heavy emphasis is placed on the development of congruent design languages and vocabularies, which, when applied to design tasks, initiate, resolve, and implement responses appropriate to the diverse contract, commercial, and instructional design problems investigated by students.
The program investigates traditional, contemporary, and historical issues within the context of current social and environmental needs and mandates, such as universal design, adaptive reuse, changing demographics, ecological conservation, and cultural diversity.
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If you are attending New Student Orientation as a freshman you do not need to bring a portfolio. We do not evaluate non-college level work for incoming freshman. All AP credits will be evaluated by the Office of Degree Evaluation and do not require a portfolio review.
Students who are attempting to transfer credits for upper-level classes in any of the disciplines below should plan to bring a portfolio, as well as syllabi and course descriptions for those transfer classes. In addition, you may want to bring an additional copy of your transcript.
- Graphic Design
- Advertising Art Direction
- Interior Architecture
- Fine Art
- Product Design
Students who are attempting to transfer credits for upper-level classes in Art History should plan to bring course descriptions and syllabi for those courses.
2nd BA students who took art and design classes as part of their undergraduate degree should bring a copy of their transcripts along with a portfolio of their work.
We regret that we are unable to register any student for upper-level classes without an in-person portfolio review.
Recommended First-Semester Classes
We recommend you try and take 2-3 of the following classes in your first semester as an Interior Architecture major:
- 22-1220 Fundamentals of 2D Design
- 22-1810 Interior Architecture Drawing I OR 22-1210 Drawing I
- 22-1811 Architectural Drafting and Detailing I
- This class must be taken concurrently with 22-1810 (Interior Architecture Drawing I) or 22-1210 (Drawing I)