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Curriculum

The student moves through three phases in their course of study: Segment I is a Foundation program in which visual design skills are gained. The studio learning environment begins with design principles in an interdisciplinary setting, from which the student progresses to interior architecture-focused projects. Design media skills, including both hand-drawing and computer software, are taught alongside the studios.

In Segment II, Integration, students take advanced studios in interior architecture and apply principles of color, sustainable design and building systems in their work.

In Segment III, Synthesis, the student completes a two-semester Degree Project, a comprehensive design exploration encompassing the full range of skills and knowledge acquired in the program.

Segments I and II each culminate in a portfolio, submitted to the faculty for review and approval to move to the next level. The student is expected to begin working in the interior architecture industry by the third semester of the program, and continue in concurrent practice with the goal of accumulating 3600 hours of work experience and a practice skill level of 8 (see Practice). For a full-time student, this program can be completed in 10 semesters.

  • All Segments
  • Segment I
  • Segment II
  • Segment III

Semester 1

  • FND1006 City Lab
  • FND1003 Foundation Studio 1
  • FND1005 Design Representation
  • FND1001 Critical Reading and Research 1

Semester 2

  • FND1004 Foundation Studio 2
  • FND2011 Sustainable Material Assemblies
  • FND1010 Making and Modeling
  • FND1002 Critical Reading and Research 2
  • FND2003 Community Practice
  • Practice Assessment 1
  • PRV0001 Portfolio Review

Semester 3

  • INT1001 Interiors Studio 1
  • DME2001 Observation and Imagination Drawing
  • DME2017 Illustration: Information Graphics, Diagramming and Publishing
  • Geometric Modeling Elective
  • Interior Architecture Elective
  • TSM2016 Color Theory for Interiors

Semester 4

  • INT1002 Interiors Studio 2
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences Elective
  • MNS1001 College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • HTC1001 History of Architecture and Design 1
  • Practice Assessment 2 - Skill Level 2 &1200 hours

Semester 5

  • INT1003 Interiors Studio 3
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Elective
  • SSH1012 Social and Political Theory
  • HTC1002 History of Architecture and Design 2

Semester 6

  • TSM2014 Building Systems for Interiors
  • TSM2015 Interiors Lighting
  • HTC2018 Case Studies in Interiors and Furniture
  • History/Theory Elective
  • Interior Architecture Elective
  • Interior Architecture Elective

Semester 7

  • HTC2004 Modern and Contemporary Art
  • TSM2019 Human Factors, Programming and Codes
  • SSH1002 History and Modernity: Special Topics
  • INT1004 Interiors Studio 4
  • Practice Assessment 3 - Skill Level 4 & 2400 Hours

Semester 8

  • XDS1000 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio
  • SSH1003 Critical Theories
  • TSM2018 Professional Practice
  • SSH1004 Advanced Research Strategies
  • PRV0002 Portfolio Review 2
  • Practice Assessment 4 - Skill Level 8 & 3600 Hours

Semester 9

  • INT1011 Interiors Degree Project 1
  • TSM2006 Detailing and Construction Documents
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Elective

Semester 10

  • INT1012 Interiors Degree Project 2
  • Arts Elective


Graduation Requirements:
Academic Credits: 120
Skill Level: 8
Practice Hours: 3600*

*Including a minimum of one Community Practice Project

Semester 1

  • FND1006 City Lab
  • FND1003 Foundation Studio 1
  • FND1005 Design Representation
  • FND1001 Critical Reading and Research 1

Semester 2

  • FND1004 Foundation Studio 2
  • FND2011 Sustainable Material Assemblies
  • FND1010 Making and Modeling
  • FND1002 Critical Reading and Research 2
  • FND2003 Community Practice
  • Practice Assessment 1
  • PRV0001 Portfolio Review

Semester 3

  • INT1001 Interiors Studio 1
  • DME2001 Observation and Imagination Drawing
  • DME2017 Illustration: Information Graphics, Diagramming and Publishing
  • Geometric Modeling Elective
  • Interior Architecture Elective
  • TSM2016 Color Theory for Interiors

Semester 4

  • INT1002 Interiors Studio 2
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences Elective
  • MNS1001 College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • HTC2001 History of Architecture and Design 1
  • Practice Assessment 2 - Skill Level 2 & 1200 hours

Semester 5

  • INT1003 Interiors Studio 3
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Elective
  • SSH1012 Social and Political Theory
  • HTC2002 History of Architecture and Design 2

Semester 6

  • TSM2014 Building Systems for Interiors
  • TSM2015 Interiors Lighting
  • HTC2018 Case Studies in Interiors and Furniture
  • History/Theory Elective
  • Interior Architecture Elective
  • Interior Architecture Elective

Semester 7

  • HTC2004 Modern and Contemporary Art
  • TSM2019 Human Factors, Programming and Codes
  • SSH1002 History and Modernity: Special Topics
  • INT1004 Interiors Studio 4
  • Practice Assessment 3 - Skill Level 4 & 2400 Hours

Semester 8

  • XDS1000 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio
  • SSH1003 Critical Theories
  • TSM2018 Professional Practice
  • SSH1004 Advanced Research Strategies
  • PRV0002 Portfolio Review 2
  • Practice Assessment 4 - Skill Level 8 & 3600 Hours

Semester 9

  • INT1011 Interiors Degree Project 1
  • TSM2006 Detailing and Construction Documents
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Elective

Semester 10

  • INT1012 Interiors Degree Project 2
  • Arts Elective

Graduation Requirements:
Academic Credits: 120
Skill Level: 8
Practice Hours: 3600*

*Including a minimum of one Community Practice Project