Interior Design

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Interior Design
Bachelor of Science
Published May 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes & Requirements

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  • Problem Solving: Graduates will 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: Graduates will 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: Graduates will 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: Graduates will specify and apply to their interior design solutions finish materials that meet prevailing standards of use, maintenance, sustainability, regulatory compliance, and aesthetics.
  • Professionalism: Graduates provide professional services based on their body of knowledge with a standard of care that meets both client needs and protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public in an ethical and legal manner.


Program Courses

Program Courses

FNDA105 Design Fundamentals
FNDA110 Observational Drawing
FNDA120 Perspective Drawing
GWDA101 Applications & Industry
INTA101 Architectural Drafting
INTA102 Introduction to Interior Design
INTA105 Sketching & Ideation
INTA107 History of Architecture, Interiors, & Furniture I
INTA111 Space Planning
INTA112 Design Basics 3D
INTA122 Textiles
INTA201 Materials & Specifications
INTA202 Presentation Techniques
INTA207 History of Architecture, Interiors & Furniture II
INTA211 Codes & 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 & Mechanical Systems
INTA332 Environmental & Sustainable Design
INTA342 Commercial Design II
INTA352 Hospitality Design
INTA402 Senior Studio I
INTA406 Internship
INTA409 Portfolio
INTA412 Institutional Design
INTA422 Senior Studio II
INTA432 Construction Documents II
Program Elective I
Program Elective II

General Education Courses

ART1000 Introduction to the Visual Arts
ART3020 American Architecture
COM1010 Introduction to Communications
COM3010 Advanced Communications
ENG1010 Composition and Language
MTH1010 College Math
General Education Elective 1000+ level
General Education Elective 1000+ level
General Education Elective 1000+ level
General Education Elective 2000+ level
General Education Elective 2000+ level
General Education Elective 2000+ level
General Education Elective 3000+ level
General Education Elective 3000+ level
General Education Elective 3000+ level

180 quarter credits required for an Interior Design Bachelor of Science degree

Program Electives

Program Electives

CC420 Internship
FND134 Photography (available online only)
ID220 Residential Design/Kitchen and Bath
ID270 Architectural Design Conceptualization
ID275 Sustainable Practices for Residential Design
ID276 Sustainable Building Principles and Practices
PHOA101 Principles of Photography
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Note: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division 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.