2-D Studios | Painting | Drawing | Printmaking | Photography
3-D Studios | Glass | Sculpture | Ceramics | Fiber
Communication Art & Design | Interior Architecture
The Interior Architecture studio art track is a professional preparatory program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Program coursework is based upon the dual strategies of conceptual development and technical proficiency and is intended to prepare students to assume leadership positions in the field. In addition, the program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), an independent, non-profit accrediting organization for interior design education programs at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is primarily intended for professionally oriented students. Admission to this program is highly selective and enrollments are limited. Currently accepted majors for the BA in studio art who have completed the Foundations Program (ART 105, 106, 115, and 116), plus have completed or are currently enrolled in ART 361 Introduction to Interior Architecture, have a GPA in art and art history classes of 3.00, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.25 are eligible to apply for the program. BFA Applications for Interior Architecture are reviewed once yearly in November. If accepted to the program, students will take up to 25 hours of courses at the 500-level in interior design plus 6 hours in studio art or art history electives.
Once admitted to the BFA program, students are expected to work closely with their mentor towards completion of the degree. All candidates must maintain an overall GPA of 2.25 or above and a departmental GPA of 3.00 or above to remain in the BFA program once accepted. Interior Architecture candidates must meet with their mentor each semester to ensure they are performing adequately and following the proper class sequence.
Completing the BFA in Interior Architecture
In addition to completing the curricular requirements, BFA candidates must also pass their program’s capstone requirement, part of the department’s Learning Outcome Measurement. The Interior Architecture capstone consists of the student’s successful completion of the Professional Development course and presentation of a portfolio of work to professionals in the field during the Portfolio Day event.