B.A. in Interior Architecture

The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture program includes the basic foundation of the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program, but features an additional year of specialization that allows students a more comprehensive exposure to the interior design profession. This program also prepares students for potential specialization and graduate studies in areas such as industrial design, historic preservation, furniture design, and other graduate fields of study.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture program also have the option of adding to their studies by focusing their professional electives in one of two areas of specialization: Islamic art and architecture, or graphic design.

Curriculum

A total of 139 credits is required for the B.A. in Interior Architecture, excluding the freshman year. For the B.A. in Interior Architecture with a minor, students must complete instead 147 credits (Islamic Art and Architecture), or 151 (Graphic Design).

Year I

Fall & Spring Semesters

See: Foundation Program.

Summer Modules I & II

Number Name Cr.
ARC/DES/GRA240 Sketching 2
ARC/DES/GRA/FAS241 Technical Graphics 2
Art Elective 3
LAC Elective 3

Year II

Fall Semester

Number Name Cr.
DES331 Design Studio III 6
DES351 Computer Graphics I 2
DES341 Technical Graphics II 3
DES371 History of Architecture I 3
DES361 Theory I 2

Spring Semester

Number Name Cr.
DES332 Design Studio IV 6
DES352 Computer Graphics II 2
DES342 Technical Graphics III 3
DES372 History of Architecture II 2
Professional Elective 2

Summer Modules I & II

Number Name Cr.
Art Electives 6
LAC Elective 3
LAC Elective 1

Year III

Fall Semester

Number Name Cr.
DES401 Interior Design Workshop I 1
DES431 Design Studio V 5
DES421 Design Technology I 2
DES523 Environmental Systems I 3
DES— History & Theory Elective 3
LAC Elective 3

Spring Semester

Number Name Cr.
DES402 Interior Design Workshop II 1
DES432 Design Studio VI 5
DES422 Design Technology II 2
DES524 Environmental Systems II 2
LAC Elective 3

Summer Modules I and II

Number Name Cr.
DES481 Construction Documents 4
DES583 Internship 1
LAC Elective 3

Year IV

Fall Semester

Number Name Cr.
DES531 Design Studio VII 5
Professional Elective 2
LAC Electi 3
LAC Elective 3

Spring Semester

Number Name Cr.
DES532 Design Studio VII 5
Professional Elective 2
LAC Elective 3

Art Electives

Number Name Cr.
ART211 Ceramics I 3
ART212 Ceramics II 3
ART222 Drawing II 3
ART334 Graphics 3
ART341 Painting I 3
ART342 Painting II 3
ART351 Sculpture I 3
ART352 Sculpture II 3
COM225 The Art of Film 3
COM241 Introduction to Acting 3
COM242 Introduction to the Art of Theater 3
COM345 Modern Drama 3
MUS201 Fundamentals of Music 3
PHO212 Photography II 3

History & Theory Electives

Number Name Cr.
ARC363 Theory II 2
DES375 Introduction to Islamic Art 2
DESC376 Introduction to Islamic Architecture 2
DES470 History of 20th Century Architecture in the Middle East 3
ARC471 Contemporary Trends 2
ARC472 Classical Art and Architecture 2
ARC473 Architecture of the Renaissance 2
DES475 Islamic Architecture in the Age of Empires 2
DES476 Art and Architecture of the Mamluks 2
DES477 Art and Architecture of the Umayyads 2
DES478 The Decorative Arts of Islam 2

Professional Electives

Number Name Cr.
ARC363 Theory II 2
ARC381 Architectural Photography 2
ARC452 Computer Animation 3
ARC471 Contemporary Trends 2
ARC472 Classical Art and Architecture 2
ARC473 Architecture of the Renaissance 2
ARC482 Regional Architecture I 2
ARC483 Regional Architecture II 3
DES373 History of Landscape Design 2
DES375 Introduction to Islamic Art 3
DES376 Introduction to Islamic Architecture 3
DES403 Furniture Design Workshop 2
DES404 Landscape Design Workshop 2
DES405 Design Workshop – IAAD 1
DES435 Design Studio – IAAD 4
DES470 History of 20th Century Architecture in the Middle East 3
DES475 Islamic Architecture in the Age of Empires 2
DES476 Art and Architecture of the Mamluks 2
DES477 Art and Architecture of the Umayyads 2
DES478 The Decorative Arts of Islam 2
DES484 Furniture Design 2
DES484 Furniture Design 2
DES480 Topics in Interior Architecture 3
DES585 Professional Practice 2
DES591 International Studio 3
DES592 International Workshop 2
DES595 International Studio – IAAD 3
GRA301 Intermediate Computer Graphics 3
GRA302 Advanced Computer Graphics 3
GRA312 Printing Variables 3
GRA341 Art of Calligraphy 3
GRA342 Art of Illustration 3
GRA411 Advanced Typography 3
GRA431 History of Graphic Design 3
GRA484 Web Design 3