Interior Design

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Interior Design
Bachelor of Science
Published January 1, 0001

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Objectives

  • Apply the basic principles of design to interior design
  • Analyze a client profile and program requirements
  • Develop design solutions from concept through final presentation
  • Select appropriate materials, furnishings, and color palettes for each specific design problem
  • Understand the codes, systems, and methods of building technology and construction
  • Generate hand and computer graphics that appropriately illustrate a design in 2 and 3-dimensions
  • Convey design concepts in a verbal presentation
  • Administer ethical and professional business practices
  • Adapt to a changing profession in response to global issues and technological innovations
  • Research and develop a client profile and program solution for a specific design problem
  • Demonstrate an awareness of building codes and regulations that govern interior design
  • Develop professional experience through an internship
  • Prepare for professional licensure and registration*

*The Art Institute of Philadelphia does not guarantee third-party certification. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification exams and requirements are subject to change without notice to The Art Institute of Philadelphia.

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Program Courses


ID0015PF Portfolio Foundations Interior Design
ID10110 Drafting Fundamentals
ID10120 Drawing
ID10130 Color Theory
ID10210 Perspective Drawing I
ID10220 Interior Elements
ID10230 Basic Design
ID10310 Perspective Drawing II
ID10320 Design Process I
ID10410 Advanced Drafting
ID10420 Materials & Processes
ID10430 Design Process II
ID20510 Rendering and Presentation I
ID20520 CADD I
ID20541 Residential Design I
ID20550 Contract Design I
ID20561 Lighting/Bachelor’s
ID20610 Interior Systems
ID20630 Residential Design II
ID20641 Contract Design II
ID20661 History of Furniture
ID20730 Business/Bachelor’s
ID20741 Residential Design III
ID20752 Contract Design III
ID20841 Contract Documents
ID30910 Rendering and Presentation II
ID30922 Residential Design IV
ID30931 Contract Design IV
ID30940 Furniture Design & Construction
ID31011 Residential Design V
ID31021 Contract Design V
ID31030 History of 19th & 20th Century Architecture & Design
ID41110 Thesis Development/ Research
ID41140 Special Topics
ID41240 Portfolio
ID41250 Thesis Development & Space Planning
ID41260 Thesis Development & Interior Materials
ID41270 Thesis Development & Interior Architecture Codes & Design Documentation
IN30910ID Internship I


GE10110 English Composition I
GE10120 Art History: Prehistoric to Mannerist
GE10210 English Composition II
GE10220 College Math
GE10230 Art History: Baroque to Contemporary
GE10320 Effective Speaking
GE10410 Introduction to Psychology
GE20510 Ethics
GE20530 Sociology
GE20540 United States History: Early Period
GE20560 Western Civilization: Ancient to Renaissance OR
GE20570 Western Civilization: Reformation to WWII
LS10110 Computer Science

Total credits needed to graduate: 180

Program Electives

General Education Elective List A (Select 1):

GE10130 History of Photography
GE10310 World Literature
GE10330 American Government
GE10430 Environmental Science

General Education Elective List B (Select 2):

GE20520 Physics
GE20550 United States History: 20th Century
GE20580 Economics
GE20610 Theater Appreciation
GE20710 Aesthetics
GE20810 History of Film
LS20620 Business Law

General Education Electives List C (Select 5):

GE30910 Theories of Communication
GE30920 Logic
GE30930 Issues in American Society
GE30940 Literature & Culture
GE30950 Music Appreciation
GE30960 Introduction to Museum Studies
GE30970 History of 20th Century Art
GE30980 Creative Writing
GE30990 History of Photography: 1960 to the Present
GE31020 Statistics
GE31030 Comparative Religions
GE31040 Media & Pop Culture
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Note: The Art Institute of Philadelphia 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.