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Open only by permission, our 24-credit interior design minor is a valuable complement for many disciplines.

  • Architecture majors will find this minor extremely beneficial when applying for internships or full time positions as many architectural firms in the country have an Interior Design Division. Also, interior design is a natural complement to architecture.
  • Landscape architecture majors may benefit from learning about the use of interior space when considering interior "plantscaping" for large, enclosed spaces such as malls or office buildings.
  • Construction management majors may benefit through better understanding of aesthetics and space planning.
  • Journalism majors with an interest in writing for interior design or architectural journals and magazines can become better-informed writers.
  • Theatre majors with an interest in technical theatre and stage design may find a minor in interior design to be a natural complement to their degree program.
  • Art majors may find a minor in interior design, with its emphasis on aesthetics and the placement of objects such as paintings and sculptures within an interior environment, a beneficial supplement to their artistic pursuits.

Minor Requirements

Credits

24

Courses

Students completing this minor must receive C or better in all program-required courses. Students who receive lower than a C must retake the course.

One of the following:

  • IDES 101 – Rapid Visualization (3 credits)
  • CAP 162 – Design Communications Media 2 (2 credits)

One of the following:

  • IDES 110 – Design Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • CAP 102 – Environmental Design and Planning 2 (3 credits)

Both of the following:

  • IDES 111 – Graphic Communication 1 (3 credits)
  • IDES 115 – Interior Materials and Applications (3 credits)

One of the following:

  • IDES 222 – Interior Design Studio 1 (3 credits)
  • ARCH 201 – Architectural Design (4 credits)

Three of the following

  • IDES 112 – Design Presentation Techniques (3 credits)
  • IDES 114 – Sustainable Interiors (3 credits)
  • IDES 120 – Graphic Communication 2 (3 credits)
  • IDES 210 – Historical and Theoretical Studies 1 (3 credits)
  • IDES 221 – Graphic Communication 3 (3 credits)
  • IDES 224 – Interior Design Studio 2 (3 credits)
  • IDES 225 – Historical and Theoretical Studies 2 (3 credits)
  • IDES 228 – Graphic Communication 4 (3 credits)
  • IDES 261 – Universal Design (3 credits)
  • IDES 314 – Color and Light in Interior Design (3 credits)
  • IDES 320 – Furniture Design (3 credits)
  • IDES 324 – Interior Design Studio 3 (3 credits)
  • IDES 362 – Interior Construction, Building Systems, and Regulations (3 credits)

For architecture majors, CAP 162 will substitute for IDES 101, CAP 102 will substitute IDES 110, and ARCH 201 will substitute for IDES 222.

For a complete list of all course requirements and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

Apply

Admission to the Interior Design minor is competitive and limited to five students per year. You must receive permission to enroll.

To apply, please download our form and fill it out, including a brief written statement explaining how you feel the minor will enhance your degree.