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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Interior Design, (B.F.A.)


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The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Interior Design is a professional degree and is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

NOTE: Before enrolling in any Architecture or Interior Design course, all applicants seeking admission to the B.F.A. with a major in Interior design must complete and submit to the Department of Architecture an application form, a writing assignment, and a portfolio of five representative works. These three components comprise the Incoming Evaluation for Interior Design and will be reviewed by a faculty committee. Applicants are accepted on the basis of potential in the field of interior design. After review, the department notifies the student of one of the following: (1) acceptance, (2) one semester acceptance on a probationary basis, (3) recommendation to correct the deficiencies and reapply, or (4) denial of admission. Permission to enroll in any Architecture or Interior Design courses for which a permit is required beyond first semester, first year is based upon this review. Contact the Department of Architecture for details and deadline.

Students transferring from another major or another institution who intend to pursue a B.F.A. degree with a major in Interior Design must complete the Department of Architecture Incoming Evaluation prior to enrolling in Architecture or Interior Design courses. Transfer students seeking advanced standing in the Interior Design major should submit a portfolio of work representing previously completed Interior Design studio work. The review committee will determine if the portfolio work in equivalent to comparable courses at the University of Memphis. Placement in the major is dependent upon the review. Even if admitted to advanced standing, the student may be required to remedy previous course deficiencies.

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements. Note: the following are specified by the department for this program:

The Major (79 hours)


The Major


Entrance


Completion of Major Foundations Core (30 hours)

Candidacy Review and Portfolio Requirements


A Candidacy Review is required of all students intending to major in Interior Design. Admission to the University of Memphis and completion of the major core do not guarantee placement in the program. Admission is selective and is based on a portfolio evaluation reflecting professional standards and expectations of the major. A portfolio that includes but is not limited to works from the major core courses is required as part of the application. Guidelines and application forms for admission for the Interior Design major are available in the department office. Consultation with a faculty advisor is recommended before or during portfolio preparation. Students may submit portfolios for review no earlier than the semester that Candidacy requirements are being completed.

Transfer students must meet entrance requirements of the major. After review, the department notifies the student of one of the following: (1) acceptance, (2) one semester acceptance on a probationary basis, (3) recommendation to correct the deficiencies and reapply, or (4) denial of admission. Permission to enroll in any 3000-4000 level Architecture or Interior Design course is based upon this review.

Electives (1-3 hours)


Architecture or approved open electives complete the 79 semester hours of course work. See advisor for details.

Typical 4-Year Interior Design Sequence


Semester Totals 36 hrs


Semester Totals 31 hrs


Semester Totals 28 hrs


Semester Totals 25-27 hrs


Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement.

**Natural **Science (8 Credit hours required): ESCI 1010 , ESCI 1020 , ESCI 1040  (Must take 2 of these 3)

***Elective must be 3000-4000 level with ARCH prefix. 

A minimum of 42 upper division hours in the major required.

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