Admission to Interior Design minor is competitive and limited to 5 students per year.

Open only by permission.  Students completing this minor must receive C or better in all program-required courses.  Scroll down to download the application.

The 24 credit hour curriculum is designed to be a valuable supplement for many disciplines including-

  • Architecture majors will find this minor extremely beneficial when applying for internship or full time positions as many architectural firms in the country have 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.
  • Theater majors with an interest in technical theater and stage design may find a minor in interior design to be a natural complement to their degree program.
  • Fine Arts 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.

If you are interested in applying for a minor in interior design, fill out the application form, which includes a brief written statement explaining how you feel the minor will enhance your degree.

For architecture majors, CAP 162 will substitute for IDES 101, CAP 102 will substitute IDES 110, and ARCH 201 will substitute for IDES 222.  Students completing this minor must receive C or better grades in all interior design courses. Students receiving a grade lower than C are required to retake the course.

Required Courses 15 hours

PREFIX  NO   SHORT TITLE CR HRS 
IDES
101 Rapid Viz OR
3
CAP
162 Design Communication Media 2
2
IDES
110  Design Fund OR
3
CAP 102 Environmental and Planning 2
3
IDES
111 Graph Com 1
3
IDES
115
Int Mtr Appl
3
IDES
222 ID Studio 1 OR
3
ARCH
201 Architectural Design
4
Select Nine (9) hours from the following
IDES
112 Des Pres Tech 3
IDES
120 Graph Com 2
3
IDES
210
Theory History 1 3
IDES
221 Graph Com 3 3
IDES
224 I D Studio 2
3
IDES
225 Theory Hist 2
3
IDES
228 Graph Com 4
3
IDES
261 Universal Design 3
IDES
314 Col Lght ID 3
IDES
320 Furn Design
3
IDES
324 ID Studio 3
3
IDES
362
Int Cons Det
3
IDES 390 ID Program

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