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Interior Architecture, BFA

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This major is administered by the area of Interior Architecture  in the School of Design and Communication .

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the Interior Architecture, BFA you will be able to:  

  1. Design Process:  
  1. Demonstrate a masterful design process pertaining to a particular design challenge 
  2. Use various methods of concept generation, creative thinking, testing, evaluating, and synthesizing information from research
  3. Describe aesthetic, functional, and environment-behavior aspects relevant to a complex spatial problem and apply them in the design solution in a comprehensive manner
  4. Demonstrate a sound knowledge and design application of sustainable systems, building codes and standards to the built environment
  5. Generate a cohesive set of design communication materials through both visual and oral presentation
  1. Global and Cultural Perspectives: 
  1. Demonstrate an ability to think critically about historical design and artifacts of non-Western cultures
  2. Identify non-Western historical art/design periods and styles and analyze the determinants that shape the historical design of non-Western cultures
  3. Apply a variety of ideas and non-Western worldviews by critically formulating reflective and informed aesthetic evaluations of non-Western historical design/artifacts 
  4. Demonstrate an ability to think critically about historical architectural design purpose, practice and profession with an emphasis on the emergence of the interior’s discipline
  5. Identify historical architectural art and design periods and styles and analyze the determinants that shape them within Western cultures
  6. Apply a variety of design philosophies and worldviews by critically formulating reflective and informed aesthetic evaluations of historical and contemporary design artifacts and examples
  7. Recognize the timeless links between human culture and design communication, technology, methodologies, and practices
  1. Professional Practice:  
  1. You will be able to illustrate and model ethical and professional behaviors
  2. Apply discipline-specific standards of oral and written communication to compose an articulate, grammatically correct, and organized presentation/piece of writing with properly documented and supported ideas, evidence, and information suitable to the topic, purpose, and audience
  3. Critique your own and others’ writing/oral presentations to provide effective and useful feedback to improve their communication
  4. Identify and illustrate creative and effective approaches to develop a portfolio format, theme, and content (Comprehension and Analysis) 
  5. Assemble a professional dossier of design work and personal marketing materials (Synthesis) 
  6. Develop and demonstrate an understanding of public perception and visual communication through a portfolio show (Application)  
  7. Critique, analyze, and refine design work  (Depth and Enhancement to studio projects) 

Consists of 75 credits.

Interior Architecture courses, 72 credits


* You must have a laptop computer and approved computer-aided design (CAD) software before you begin IA 304  and IA 217 .

History and Theory of Architecture, Interior Design, and Art, 12 credits

Electives, 6 credits

Design-related Electives:

Choose from Interior Architecture and/or from select courses outside the IA major, with a significant relevance to the application of design including but not limited to: Art, Design, and Graphic Design.

With written approval from your IA faculty adviser and the IA Area Coordinator, you may take up to 3 of the 6 required credits from approved design-related courses in other disciplines.

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