Jul 22, 2024  
Permanent Working Catalog (Fall 2025 Draft In Progress) 
Permanent Working Catalog (Fall 2025 Draft In Progress)

Interior Architecture

This area is in the School of Design and Communication  within the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION .

Interior Architecture

Katja Marquart, Area Coordinator
Room: NFAC 187
Email: Interior.architecture@uwsp.edu or kmarquar@uwsp.edu
Web: https://www.uwsp.edu/schoolofdesign/Pages/major/Interior-Architecture.aspx

Faculty: C. Burch, A. Kadoch, K. Marquart, A Rane, L Schade-Stroik, C. Von Gnechten.

Academic Standards for Interior Architecture Major  

The IA Professional Sequence begins in semester 4 of the IA Graduation Plan. Admission to the IA Professional Sequence is based upon the following:

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in DSN 101 , DSN 102 , DSN 103 , DSN 104 , IA 204 , IA 117 IA 217 , and IA 304  is required.
  2. The submission of a portfolio which includes project work from the above studio courses. You will receive instructions on the portfolio requirements in Semester 3.
  3. To enter the professional sequence of courses, you must have successfully completed DSN 101 , DSN 102 , DSN 103 , DSN 104 , IA 204 , IA 117 , IA 217 , and IA 304 .
  4. If the above conditions have not been met, and you wish to submit for an additional portfolio review, you must request that in writing to the IA Area Coordinator and re-submit work from the above courses for reconsideration.
  5. Entering into the Professional Sequence the subsequent semester is required. If students need to defer admittance, they must notify the Interior Architecture Area Coordinator prior to the portfolio submission.  
  6. In addition to the GPA minimum of 2.75 as noted above, portfolios may be used for determining admission into the Professional Sequence. If it is necessary to limit the number of students admitted to the professional sequence and the portfolios are determined to be of equal quality, students with higher cumulative GPAs will be admitted. 

Additional Professional Sequence Criteria:

You must have a laptop computer for use by the start of your third semester of the IA program. Laptops must meet the minimum requirements put forth by the Interior Architecture program. Refer to the IA website for specific information.

Senior Portfolio Review:

To graduate with a major in interior architecture you must undergo a senior portfolio review and show. You must also have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA in courses required for the major, including transfer courses, regardless of any declaration of academic forgiveness. You may repeat a course in the major if you follow the course repeat policy found in the Repeating Courses  section of this catalog.

Test-Out and Credit-by-Exam Policy for Interior Architecture

The Division of Interior Architecture will offer credit-by-exam for the following GEP courses: IA 120 , IA 130 , IA 150 , and IA 160 . Material normally covered in the courses forms the basis of the comprehensive written exams.

If you wish to take an exam for credit, first confer with the IA division head. Then meet with the faculty member who most recently taught the course who will, prior to administering the exam, inform you in writing of the required minimum passing score. The results will be provided in writing within two weeks of taking the exam. You may take an exam for credit only once for each course.

Transfer Policy for Interior Architecture:

In order to transfer art or design credits from other institutions, you must submit a portfolio of previous work and grade transcripts, syllabi, and requested supporting course documentation. Acceptance of transfer credit depends on successful portfolio evaluation and placement.

If you wish to transfer into the interior architecture major through an approved articulation agreement with another institution, you must successfully meet the requirements as put forth in the agreement.  Contact the Division of Interior Architecture to make any credit transfer requests.



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