A modern interior display space with wooden pedestals and geometric forms on top.

Ebrahim Poustinchi Spring 2016 Interiors Studio with Megan Haley

The Power of Place
The Power of Place

Interiors Curriculum

  • In addition to UK Core requirements, students in the School of Interiors must complete the following:
  • 81 credit hours of major requirements
  • 18 credit hours of professional support electives (read more)
  • 3 hours of free electives
  • Electives required to meet minimum credit hour standard for graduation

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

  • Semester 1
  • ARC 101 Drawing I: Observational Freehand Drawing 3 hours
  • ID 121 Interiors Foundation Studio* 5 hours
  • ID 101 Introduction to Interiors: Planning/Strategy/Design 1 hours
  • ID 161 History and Theory of Interior Environments I – 3 hours
  • CIS/WRD 110 Composition and Communication I – 3 hours
  • UK Core – Arts and Creativity 3 hours
  • Total: 15 hours
  • Semester 2
  • ID 122 Interiors Foundation Studio II* 5 hours
  • ID 102 Introduction to Interiors: Planning/Strategy/Design 1 hours
  • ID 162 History and Theory of Interior Environments II 3 hours
  • UK Core – Natural/Physical/Math Sciences 3 hours
  • UK Core – Global Dynamics 3 hours
  • Total: 15 hours
  • Semester 3
  • ID 221 Interiors Studio I* 5 hours
  • ARC 111 Introduction to History and Theory 3 hours
  • CIS/WRD 111 Composition and Communication II 3 hours
  • UK Core – Social Sciences 3 hours
  • ID 263 Introduction to Digital Media 3 hours
  • Total: 17 hours
  • Semester 4
  • ID 222 Interiors Studio II* 5 hours
  • ID 275 Interior Construction Systems 3 hours
  • ID 234 Environmental Theory 3 hours
  • ID 264 Color Theory and Interior Space 3 hours
  • UK Core – Quantitative Foundations 3 hours
  • Total: 17 hours
  • Semester 5
  • ID 321 Interiors Studio III* 5 hours
  • ID 365 Interior Finish Materials 3 hours
  • ID 364 Interior Environmental Control Systems 3 hours
  • Professional Support 3 hours
  • ID 346 Professional Practice Preparation 3 hours
  • Total: 17 hours
  • Semester 6
  • ID 322 Interiors Studio IV* 5 hours
  • ID 375 Interior Material and Construction: Detailing 3 hours
  • ID 366 Lighting Design and Theory 3 hours
  • Professional Support 3 hours
  • Professional Support 3 hours
  • Total: 17 hours
  • Semester 7
  • ID 421 Interiors Studio V* 5 hours
  • Professional Support 3 hours
  • Professional Support 3 hours
  • Art History Course 3 hours
  • UK Core – U.S. Citizenship 3 hours
  • Total: 17 hours
  • Semester 8
  • ID 422 Interiors Senior Thesis* 5 hours
  • ID 466 Interiors Professional Practic 3 hours
  • Professional Support 3 hours
  • UK Core – Statistical/Inferential Reasoning 3 hours
  • Elective 3 hours
  • Total: 17 hours
  • Total Credit: 132 hours

“In the School of Interiors, we take a foundation + immersion approach. Students start with solid design instruction then the opportunity to translate that experience into tangible, real-world projects. Put those two components together, and career opportunities abound.”

Master of Arts in Interior Design

  • Graduate Courses
  • ID 641 Regional Variations In Colonial American Design 3 hours
  • ID 650 Survey Of Current Theories And Literature 3 hours
  • ID 655 Issues In Creativity And The Design Process 3 hours
  • ID 659 Interior Design Graduate Studio 6 hours
  • ID 669 Advanced Color Theory And Application 3 hours
  • ID 700 Research Applications In Interior Design 3 hours
  • ID 748 Master’s Thesis Research 0 hours
  • ID 759 Special Topics In Interior Design 1-3 hours
  • (Subtitle Required)
  • ID 768 Residence Credit For The Master’s Degree 1-6 hours
  • ID 772 Current Issues In Design 1-3 hours
  • ID 785 Independent Study In Interior Design 1-3 hours
  • ID 559 Special Topic In Interior Design 1-3 hours
  • (Subtitle Required)
  • ID 589 Res/Pres I: Introductory Concepts Of Restoration And Preservation 3 hours
  • ID 595 Independent Study In Interior Design 1-3 hours

*Additional fees apply.

For more information about the School of Interiors Master of Arts degree, consult the UK Graduate School Bulletin.