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B.F.A. Degree in Interior Design


This major is for persons wanting a career in residential or commercial interior design or a specialty design area.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design will:

  1. Demonstrate effective problem solving skills as applied to visual communications, artistic expression, and graphic design.
  2. Demonstrate a working understanding of art history: genres, artists, movements, and practitioners.
  3. Articulate an understanding of one’s integration of faith and design/artistic expression.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and think independently.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and creative expression.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to reproduce a visual impression/representation of form, substance, light, and shadow through figure and perspective drawing.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.

72 hours 

1. 6 hours core

  • ARTS-1113 - Fundamentals of Drawing
  • ARTS-1413 - Elements of Visual Thinking

2. 3 hours art history chosen from

  • ARTS-3333 - History of Design
  • ARTS-3343 - Ancient to Modern Art History
  • ARTS-3353 - Contemporary Art

3. 54 hours interior design 

  • ARTS-1103 - Technology for Graphics
  • ARTS-1623 - Introduction to Interior Design
  • ARTS-1643 - Interior Textiles, Materials, and Finishes
  • ARTS-1653 - Computer Aided Design
  • ARTS-2123 - Rendering in Perspective
  • ARTS-2443 - Construction Materials and Details
  • ARTS-2623 - Residential Interior Design
  • ARTS-2653 - Space Planning and Codes
  • ARTS-2663 - Architectural Graphics
  • ARTS-2743 - 3D Modeling I
  • ARTS-3533 - Historical Interior Design, I
  • ARTS-3543 - Historical Interior Design, II
  • ARTS-3613 - Interior Systems
  • ARTS-3623 - Commercial Design I
  • ARTS-3633 - Contemporary Interior Design
  • ARTS-3643 - Contemporary Design II
  • ARTS-4613 - Interior Design Professional Practices and Portfolio
  • ARTS-4633 - Senior Interior Design Studio

4. 3 hours interior design internship 

  • ARTS-4823 - Interior Design Internship

5. 6 hours business chosen from 

  • Upper Level Business Courses as approved by Advisor    

Related Careers

  • 3-D Modeling Animator
  • Art Director
  • Art Teacher/Professor
  • Art Therapist
  • Digital Media Professional
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Sculptor
  • Videographer
  • Web Designer

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