BFA in Interior Architecture

Units required for Major: 78
Minimum units required for BFA: 120

Program Description

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture is intended for students who are interested in pursuing professional careers as interior designers/interior architects. The program provides students with the technical, creative, and critical thinking skills needed to practice in a variety of roles, including: design, presentation, client contact, field supervision and furniture/lighting specifications. The breadth of courses in the program 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" or better is required in all major course requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Design Core Courses (21 Units)
DSGN 4Design and Thinking3
GPHD 20History Of Graphic Design3
GPHD 25Visual Basics3
INTD 20Design3
INTD 25Design Fundamentals3
PHOT 20The Photographic Self3
PHOT 11Digital Imaging3
Required Lower Division Major Courses (9 Units)
INTD 15Introduction to Interior Design3
INTD 27Introduction to Interior Architecture Studio3
INTD 30Introduction to Computer Aided Design3
Required Upper Division Design History (6 Units)
Select two of the following:6
Survey of Western Architecture and Interiors
American Design
Principles of House Design
Film/Design
Required Upper Division Professional Practice (6 Units)
Select two of the following:6
Professional Practice I
Professional Practice II
Professional Practice III
Required Upper Division Courses (33 Units)
INTD 151Interior Design Graphics I3
INTD 153Interior Design Studio I,Interior Architecture Studio I5
INTD 161Interior Design Graphics II3
INTD 163Interior Architecture Studio II5
INTD 171Interior Design Graphics III3
INTD 173Interior Architecture Studio III5
INTD 181Interior Design Graphics IV,Interior Architecture Portfolio1
INTD 183Interior Desgin Studio IV,Interior Architecture Studio IV5
INTD 195Professional Practice IV-Internship3
Required Upper Division Elective (3 Units)
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Western Architecture and Interiors
American Design
Principles of House Design
Film/Design
Professional Practice I
Professional Practice II
Professional Practice III
Total Units78