BA in Interior Design (Interior Architecture)

Units required for Major: 66-69
Total units required for BA: 120

Program Description

The Interior Architecture concentration provides students with the technical, creative, and critical thinking skills needed to enter the Interior Design profession. The breadth of courses in the concentration reflects the importance of both a liberal arts background and professional preparation in the design field. Courses encompass the study of design history and theory, aesthetics, graphics, lighting, space planning, computer-aided design, interior construction, and professional practice. The Interior Architecture curriculum provides comprehensive coverage in all the major areas of training, including concept development, design, communication, presentation, construction, and professional services. Many of the course assignments are based on actual design projects. Guest lecturers and professional panel critiques and discussions as well as building tours of outstanding projects are all important parts of the curriculum. Community service projects also help to maintain a strong connection to the community and profession.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A minimum grade of "C" is required in all upper division Interior Design courses.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Courses (24 Units)
ART 1AArt in the Western World: From Stone Age to End of Middle Ages3
or ART 1B Art in the Western World: From Renaissance to Baroque
or ART 1C Global Modern and Contemporary Art
or PHOT 101 Photography, Inception to Mid-Century
or GPHD 20 History Of Graphic Design
GPHD 10Introduction to Digital Design3
GPHD 25Visual Basics3
INTD 15Introduction to Interior Design 13
INTD 20Design 13
INTD 25Design Fundamentals3
INTD 30Introduction to Computer Aided Design3
PHOT 11Digital Imaging 13
Required Upper Division Courses (45 Units)
INTD 123Survey of Western Architecture and Interiors3
INTD 151Interior Design Graphics I3
INTD 153Interior Architecture Studio I3
INTD 155Professional Practice I3
INTD 161Interior Design Graphics II3
INTD 163Interior Architecture Studio II3
INTD 165Professional Practice II3
INTD 171Interior Design Graphics III3
INTD 173Interior Architecture Studio III3
INTD 175Professional Practice III3
INTD 181Interior Architecture Portfolio3
INTD 183Interior Architecture Studio IV3
INTD 195Professional Practice IV-Internship3
Select two of the following:6
American Design
Principles of House Design
Film/Design
Total Units69

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (13 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts3
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (6 Units)
C1 - Arts 20
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course 20
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (12 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Total Units43

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI)3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (12 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 26