Jan 22, 2022  
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Interior Architecture, (B.F.A.)


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

NOTE: All applicants seeking admission to the B.F.A. with a major in Interior Architecture 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 Entrance Evaluation 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 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 Architecture must complete the Department of Architecture Entrance Evaluation. Transfer students seeking advanced standing in the Interior Architecture major should submit a portfolio of work representing previously completed Interior Architecture studio work. The review committee will determine if the portfolio work is 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:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:


Natural Science:


Humanities:


Mathematics:


The Major (79 hours)


The Major


Entrance - Completion of Major Core (30 hours)


Candidacy Review and Portfolio Requirements - A Candidacy Review Portfolio is required of all students intending to major in Interior Architecture. 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 Architecture 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 course is based upon this review.

Electives (1-3 hours)


Architecture upper division (3/4000 level) elective to complete the 79 semester hours of Architecture course work. See advisor for details.

Typical 4-Year Interior Architecture Sequence


Semester Totals 36 hrs


Semester Totals 31 hrs


Semester Totals 28 hrs


Senior Year


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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