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.