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Interiors Degrees

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interiors: Planning/Strategy/Design

Semester 1 Fall
ID 121 Design Studio 1* 4 hours
ID 131 Design Communication 1 2 hours
ID 161 History and Theory 1 3 hours
ID 171 Design Profession 1 1 hour
CIS/WRD 110 Composition and Communication 3 hours
UK Core – Arts and Creativity 3 hours
Total: 16 hours

Semester 2 Spring
ID 122 Design Studio 2* 4 hours
ID 132 Design Communication 2 2 hours
ID 162 History and Theory 2 3 hours
UK Core – Natural/Physical/Math Sciences 3 hours
UK Core – Global 3 hours
UK Core – U.S. Citizenship 3 hours

Total: 18 hours

Semester 3 Fall
ID 221 Design Studio 3* 4 hours
ID 231 Design Communication 3 2 hours
ID 241 Construction Systems 3 hours
ID 251 Finish Materials 3 hours
ID 271 Design Profession 2 1 hour
CIS/WRD 111 Composition and Communication II 3 hours
Total: 16 hours

Semester 4 Spring
ID 222 Design Studio 4* 4 hours
ID 232 Design Communication 4 2 hours
ID 242 Environmental Systems 3 hours
ID 252 Lighting 3 hours
Art History Course 3 hours
Directed Elective 3 hours
Total: 18 hours

Semester 5 Fall
ID 321 Design Studio 5* 4 hours
ID 331 Design Communication 5 2 hours
ID 371 Design Profession 3 3 hour
UK Core – Quantitative Foundations 3 hours
Directed Elective 3 hours
Total: 15 hours

Semester 6 Spring
ID 322 Design Studio 6* 4 hours
ID 332 Design Communication 6 2 hours
ID 362 Environmental Theory 3 hours
ID 373 Design Profession 4 1 hour
Directed Elective 3 hours
UK Core – Social Sciences 3 hours
Total: 16 hours

Semester 7 Fall
ID 421 Design Studio 7* 4 hours
ID 431 Design Communication 7 2 hours
ID 461 Capstone Theory and Research 2 hour
ID 471 Design Profession 5 3 hours
Directed Elective 3 hours
Total: 14 hours

* additional fees apply

Semester 8 Spring
ID 422 Design Studio 8* 4 hours
ID 432 Design Communication 8 2 hours
UK Core – Inferential Reasoning 3 hours
Directed Elective 3 hours
Directed Elective 3 hours
Total: 15 hours

Cumulative Total: 128 credit hours

In addition to UK Core requirements, undergraduate students in the School of Interiors must complete the following:
84 credit hours of major requirements | 18 credit hours of professional support electives | 3 hours of free electives | Electives required to meet minimum credit hour standard for graduation


Master of Arts in Interiors: Planning/Strategy/Design

Students undertake the Master of Arts in Interiors with either a Plan A and Plan B option. The thesis option (Plan A) requires 24 hours of course work, six hours of Master’s residence credit, and a written thesis with a research emphasis. Plan B requires completion of 30 credit hours, including six hours of ID 700, in which a student develops a design thesis project that engages in innovative problem-solving focusing on the student’s area of specialization. A common core of twelve hours, comprised of ID 650, ID 655, and ID 659, is required of all students. Students complete twelve credits of additional course work in the area of concentration. Students must successfully complete a final examination in the form of a thesis defense, which is required for graduation.

Common Core
Required for all students
ID 650 Survey of Current Literature and Methodologies 3 hours
ID 655 Creative and Theoretical Design Processes 3 hours
ID 659 Interiors Graduate Studio 3-6 hours

 

Electives
ID 559 Special Topics in Interiors 1-3 hours
ID 563 Material Culture: Media Culture 3 hours
ID 595 Independent Study in Interiors 1-3 hours
ID 641 Regional Variations in Colonial American Design 3 hours
ID 669 Advanced Color Theory and Application 3 hours
ID 700 Research Applications in Interiors** 1-6 hours
ID 748 Master’s Thesis Research 0 hours
ID 768 Residence Credit for the Master’s Degree* 1-6 hours
ID 772 Current Issues in Design 3 hours
ID 785 Independent Study in Interiors 1-3 hours

*required for Plan A
**required for Plan B

The School of Interiors takes a foundation + immersion approach. Students start with solid design instruction then the opportunity to translate that experience into tangible, real-world projects.

 

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

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