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Interior Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published January 1, 0001

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.

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 Raleigh-Durham (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.