Interior Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts

For information, contact the Department of Architecture + Interior Design, 101 Alumni Hall, 513-529-7210.

This professional degree program prepares graduates to enter the interior design field or a graduate program in interior design, architecture, or a related discipline.

The curriculum promotes competency in fundamental design, design process, and visual communication, and an understanding of interior materials and systems, history and theory, and professional procedures. Graduates integrate the various aesthetic, social, technical, and graphic requirements of interior design problems.

The program balances liberal learning with a comprehensive professional education. It emphasizes interdisciplinary learning (reflective of the discipline and of trends in practice) by requiring several courses outside the major and by emphasizing interdisciplinary courses and projects. The program promotes independent, self-directed course work and research, with the intention of developing in the student a specialized knowledge as a complement to a broad-based, generalized understanding of the discipline.

Program Requirements

(86 semester hours minimum)

Design Studio courses:
ARC 101Beginning Design Studio5
ARC 102Beginning Design Studio5
ARC 103Shop Methods and Materials1
ARC 203Interior Design Studio5
ARC 204Interior Design Studio5
ARC 304Interior Design Studio6
ARC 403Interior Design Studio6
ARC 408Interior Design Studio6
Design Studio elective (select one):3-6
Architecture Studio
Architecture Studio
Interior Design Studio
Architecture Studio
Intermediate Drawing 1
Intermediate Drawing 2
Painting I
Printmaking I
Ceramics I
Jewelry Design and Metals I
Sculpture I
Drawing V
Drawing VI
Painting II
Painting III
Visual Communication for the Theatre
Costume Fundamentals
Stagecraft and Theatre Technologies
Scene Painting Fundamentals
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Interior Design Support courses:
ARC 113Methods of Presentation, Representation and Re-Presentation2
ARC 114Methods of Presentation, Representation and Re-Presentation2
ARC 212Principles of Environmental Systems3
ARC 213Graphic Media III2
ARC 214Graphic Media IV2
ARC 221History of Architecture I3
ARC 222History of Architecture II3
ARC 225Design: Behavior, Perception, Aesthetics3
ARC 309Furniture Design and Construction3
ARC 321History of Interiors3
ARC 414Environmental Systems II3
ARC 417Architectural Materials3
ARC 419Materials of Interior Design3
ARC 444Professional Practice in Interior Design3
Business elective (select one):3
Introduction to Arts Management
Select from ACC, BUS, ECO, ESP, FIN, MGT, MKT
Independent Study course (select one):3
Independent Research & Programming
Independent Studies
Total Credit Hours86-89