Interior Design

Course Listing

Interior Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published June 1, 2016
This program can be completed on ground, blended (plus) or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

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  • Problem Solving - Solve complex interior design problems using the design process and their knowledge of interior design principles, theories and applications to analyze the client profile and project program, both individually and collaboratively
  • Communication - Provide interior design services using effective oral, written, and visual communication employing a variety of means, methods and technologies, in both 2- and 3-dimensions
  • Building Systems - Produce interior design solutions that constructively integrate with available building, environmental, and property management systems, as well as prevailing standards of use, maintenance and sustainability
  • Interior Finish Materials - Specify and apply to their interior design solutions finish materials that meet prevailing standards of use, maintenance, sustainability, regulatory compliance, and aesthetics
  • Professionalism - Provide professional services based on the interior design body of knowledge with a standard of care that both meets client needs and protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public in an ethical and legal manner resulting from exposure to academic and real-world experiences

Program Courses

Total Credit Hours: 180
Program-specific Courses: 132 Credits


FND105 Design Fundamentals
FND110 Observational Drawing
FND120 Perspective Drawing
FND135 Image Manipulation
FND150 Digital Color Theory
GWDA101 Applications and Industry
INTA101 Architectural Drafting
INTA102 Introduction to Interior Design
INTA103 CAD I
INTA105 Sketching and Ideation
INTA107 History of Architecture, Interiors and Furniture I
INTA111 Space Planning
INTA112 Design Basics 3D
INTA122 Textiles
INTA201 Materials and Specifications
INTA202 Presentation Techniques
INTA203 CAD II
INTA207 History of Architecture, Interiors and Furniture II
INTA211 Codes and Regulations
INTA212 Residential Design I
INTA222 Human Factors
INTA232 Lighting Design
INTA242 Commercial Design I
INTA252 Interior Detailing
INTA262 Construction Documents I
INTA302 Residential Design II
INTA303 Digital Modeling I
INTA306 Professional Practice
INTA312 Global Design
INTA313 Digital Modeling II
INTA322 Building and Mechanical Systems
INTA332 Environmental and Sustainable Design
INTA342 Commercial Design II
INTA352 Hospitality Design
INTA362 Kitchen and Bath Design
INTA402 Senior Studio I
INTA406 Internship
INTA409 Portfolio
INTA412 Institutional Design
INTA422 Senior Studio II
3 Program Electives

* Minimum of 88 internship hours for the quarter

Interior Design students should meet with the Academic Director/Program Coordinator for approval of electives based on students’ area of interest

General Education: 48 Credits

MAT100 College Mathematics
COM101 Oral Communications
PSY101 Psychology
HUM101 Introduction to Humanities
ENG104 Composition
GE2024 Art History I
GE2084 Writing II
GE3004 Art History II
GE3014 Perspectives in Global Economics
GE3024 Environmental Science

*In compliance with revised accreditation standards, the following policy is in effect for students enrolled in the Interior Design program at The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University: the scope of accreditation does not extend to students taking 25% or more of the interior design courses required for graduation and/or 50% of the general education courses required for graduation through online delivery methods and/or non-CIDA accredited programs.

Program Electives

General Education Electives
Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: (Select 1)


ENG307 Twentieth Century Poetry
ENG310 Topics in American Literature
ENG311 Topics in British Literature
ENG312 Women in Literature
GE3034 Transformations & Adaptations
GE3054 Myths & Mythology
GE3084 Creative Writing
GE3114 Film Appreciation
GE4014 Survey of World Religions
GE4024 Western Civilization
GE4044 Southern Fiction
GE4064 Spanish

Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives: (Select 1)

SOC101 Sociology
GE2054 Social Psychology
GE3074 Principles of American Politics

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Note: The Art Institute of Charlotte (a campus of South University) reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.