Interior Design

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

The award-winning Interior Design program prepares students for the challenges of this dynamic discipline. Our program integrates study of the functional, artistic and practical career components of the interior design profession and is built on a foundation in the liberal arts.

Goals:
• Offer in-depth studio training in creative ideation, concept development, program analysis and space planning for a wide variety of interior environments;
• Engage students in studio projects and lecture-based content areas including: universal design, building codes, materials & finishes applications, architectural history, as well as design practice specialties such as retail, commercial, hospitality, lighting, furniture, and residential design;
• Develop students‘ expertise in traditional media, such as sketching and rendering, as well as in current CAD, graphic, 3-D visualization programs and presentation methods; and
• Prepare graduates with the educational background needed to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) certification exam, and other emerging professional credentials.

Special Features:
Our classes are held in Reisman Hall, which features an innovative lighting lab, extensive materials library, and several state-of-the art computer studio labs.

A mandatory internship provides students with hands-on experience in a professional design environment, as well as an opportunity for networking. Academic experiences culminate with original Capstone research and design projects. Students are taught by an integrated faculty of master educators and working professionals with affiliations in professional organizations such as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC).  Faculty also hold distinguished credentials such as NCIDQ certificates, LEED-AP accreditations and New York State Certified Interior Designer licensure.

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GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 
   Course (Credits)
   See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
   Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy:
   ID 498 Senior Topics (3)
   Senior Capstone: ID 499 Senior Project Studio (3)
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS - 39
PROGRAM COURSES
Art & Sciences Courses 
   Course (Credits)
   FA 131 History Architecture & Interiors I (3)
   FA 132 History Architecture & Interiors II (3)
Total Arts & Sciences Program Credits - 6

Career Courses 
   Course (Credits)
   ID 111 Drafting (3)
   ID 115 Models & Drawings (3)
   ID 121 Rendering (3)
   ID 221 Residential Design (3)
   ID 232 Universal Design (3)
   ID 242 Finishes & Materials I (3)
   ID 243 Finishes & Materials II (3)
   ID 250 Building Construction (3)
   ID 271 AutoCAD (3)
   ID 318 Furniture Design (3)
   ID 320 Professional Practice (3)
   ID 322 Contract Interiors (3)
   ID 324 Hospitality Design (3)
   ID 365 Lighting I (3)
   ID 369 Building Codes (3)
   ID 372 3-D Computer Modeling (3)
   ID 381 Internship (3)
   ID 425 Retail & Exhibition Design (3)
   ID 460 Interior Design Portfolio (3)
   ID 465 Lighting II (3)
   SA 111 Drawing I (3)
   SA 131 Design & Color Theory (3)
   VC 118 Digital Foundations (3)
Total Career Program Credits - 69

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS - 75
ELECTIVES
Open Electives 
   Course (Credits)
   100-400 level (6)
   300/400 level (6)
Total Open Elective Credits - 12

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS - 12
TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE - 126




Contact Information:

Grace A. Fisher
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Interior Design
203 Reisman Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7182
Email: gafisher

Elizabeth (Betsy) Moore
Professor, Interior Design
Division Chair, Art and Design
201 Reisman Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7110
Email: emoore

Margaret Judge
Visiting Instructor, Interior Design
206 Reisman Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7884
Email: mgjudge

Josef Ritter
Professor, Interior Design
202 Reisman Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7181
Email: jritter

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