Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Environmental + Interior Design Requirements
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Environmental + Interior Design (E+ID) is structured to prepare students for a professional career in Interior Design and related fields. Environmental + Interior Design majors are offered a wide range of courses, exposing them to many diverse and interdisciplinary aspects of the design profession.
The E+ID curriculum is structured to build theoretical and conceptual understanding of the design process as well as foundational skill set competencies. Course delivery types include studio courses, tech apps (technology applications), professional preparation and lecture. The Curriculum emphasizes problem solving, materials research, universal and sustainable design principles, computer skills and professional ethics, as well as the visual arts and classic art and architecture. Students learn to assess and interpret human interaction with the built environment, as well as deciphering building codes – essential to the health, safety & welfare of the general public. Environmental + Interior Design majors are mentored to seek creative, innovative solutions to identified design problems, and to develop safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing spaces in which to work, live and recreate.
The Environmental + Interior Design (E+ID) program begins its cohorts of study in the fall semester. Students interested in E+ID begin pre-major studies their first semester. Students may be accepted by the university in the spring semester, and being their E+ID pre-major studies with the Program Director’s or Administrative permission. Upon request, transfer students may enter the E+ID pre-major program. The E+ID Program Director, via course descriptions, syllabi, and a portfolio of student work may, review transfer credits.
Seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental + Interior Design (BFA-EID) requires completing a Declaration of Major (DOM) and being approved as an E+ID major. CUH policy requires a major be declared by the time a student has earned 60 credit hours. Advancement to upper division courses in the E+ID program is contingent upon completion of the 200 level courses and passing the CUH-EID Comprehensive Exam and Practicum. Registration in upper division studio courses is prohibited without a passing grade for both sections of the exam. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (in all E+ID coursework) is required to maintain active status in the Environmental + Interior Design program.
Survey of Art I
Survey of Art II
Fundamentals of Interior Design
Introduction to Technical Drawing
Color for Interiors
Design Principles and Interior Composition
Introduction to Computer Aided Design
Building Systems & Components
Materiality in Interior Design
Socio-Cultural Aspects of Design
*Plus successful completion of the CUH-EID Comprehensive Exam and Practicum
The History of Furniture & Interior Design
20th Century Architecture & Design
Advanced Computer Aided Design
Programming & Space Planning
Introduction to Lighting Design
Universal Design-Inclusive Environments
Sustainability in Design
Interior Design Business Principles and Practices
Professional Practice internship
Senior Studio Residential
Senior Studio Commercial
ONE UPPER DIVISON ELECTIVE
Kitchen and Bath Design