Bachelor of Arts, Major in Interior Design

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Interior Design
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 13
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 23
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
ARTS 4384Modern Art Before 19453
Foreign Languages: WOLC 1411, WOLC 14128
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking 23
WOLC 2311Intermediate Foreign Language 13
Major Core
ARTS 1316Drawing3
COMS 3370Intercultural Communication3
Major
FACS 1360Basic Principles of Design3
FACS 2361History of Furnishings I3
FACS 2364Design Theory and Materials3
FACS 2365Digital Drawing for ID3
FACS 2386Space Planning Fundamentals3
FACS 2387Architectural Graphics For Int3
FACS 2388Building Systems For Interiors3
FACS 3332Lighting Applicans Interiors3
FACS 3337Design Process3
FACS 3338Residential Design (Spring only)3
FACS 3360Int Dsgn Prof Prac & Procedure3
FACS 3361History of Furnishings II3
FACS 3365Digital Drawing for ID II3
FACS 3377Codes,Stndrds & Facility Maint (Fall only)3
FACS 4330Commercial Design I3
FACS 4331Commercial Design II3
FACS 4369Internship3
ETCM & Arts Core
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
ETCM 2363Architectural Design3
ETCM 3372Construction Drafting 33
General Elective1
Total Hours120

Notes 

A minimum grade of C is required of Interior Design majors in all FACS, ARTS, and ETCM courses and in all prerequisites for these courses. This program requires a 2.5 GPA.

The interior design specific courses (FACS designation) are only offered once per academic year, in either fall or spring, as noted in the plan of study with the exception of FACS 1360.

FACS 1360 is a prerequisite for FACS 2364, FACS 2365, FACS 2386, and FACS 2387.

FACS 2364, FACS 2386, and FACS 2387 should be taken concurrently.

FACS 1360 or FACS 2364 is a prerequisite for ETCM 2363.

FACS 3332, FACS 3338, and FACS 3377 are prerequisites for FACS 3338  

ETCM 2363 is a prerequisite for FACS 3338.

ARTS 3385 is a prerequisite for ARTS 4384.

Passages of a sophomore portfolio review is required prior to taking FACS 3338.

FACS 4369 requires department approval and the completion of 90 hours. 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II3Component Area III4
Component Area III4ARTS 13163
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
FACS 13603HIST 130223
HIST 130123 
 16 13
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX4Component Area V3
FACS 23643FACS 23613
FACS 23863FACS 23653
FACS 23873FACS 23883
PHIL 230333ETCM 23633
 POLS 230543
 16 18
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 33323ARTS 33853
FACS 33613FACS 33373
POLS 230643FACS 33603
FACS 33383FACS 33653
FACS 33773WOLC 1411 (same field)4
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ARTS 43843ETCM 337253
COMS 33703FACS 43313
FACS 43303FACS 43693
General Elective1WOLC 231163
WOLC 1412 (same field)4 
 14 12
Total Hours: 120

Notes

A minimum grade of C is required of Interior Design majors in all FACS, ARTS, and ETCM courses and in all prerequisites for these courses. This program requires a 2.5 GPA.

The interior design specific courses (FACS designation) are only offered once per academic year, in either fall or spring, as noted in the plan of study with the exception of FACS 1360.

FACS 1360 is a prerequisite for FACS 2364FACS 2365, and FACS 2386

FACS 2364FACS 2386, and FACS 2387 should be taken concurrently.

FACS 3332FACS 3338, FACS 2364, and FACS 3377 are prerequisites for FACS 3337.

ETCM 2363 is a prerequisite for FACS 3338.

ARTS 3385 is a prerequisite for ARTS 4384.

Passages of a sophomore portfolio review is required prior to taking FACS 3338. 

FACS 4369 requires department approval and the completion of 90 hours. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in Interior Design is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Oral and written communication.
  • Technical interior design knowledge.
  • Manual and digital drawing.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Application of evidence-based design.