2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog


Interior Design, BFA (81 hours)

The interior design major prepares the student for a career as a professional interior designer. It educates the student in creativity, design process, technical skills and theory in order to successfully enter the profession. The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for the opportunity to complete the necessary steps to obtain NCIDQ certification and state licensing. This degree does not require a minor. To earn the BFA with a major in interior design, in addition to the 18 hour Design Foundation, students must complete the requirements outlined below.

Major Requirements

Design Foundation (18 hours; required for all majors)

Design History (9 hours)

ARHI 10043Introduction to Art History

3

INDE 30473History of Interiors I

3

INDE 30483History of Interiors II

3

Interior Design Requirements

INDE 20413Applications in Design Process and Theory

3

INDE 20433Interior Design Illustration

3

INDE 20443Interior Design I

3

INDE 20453Interior Components

3

INDE 20463Building Systems and Interior Construction

3

ARLD 20503Fundamentals of Lighting

3

INDE 30073Digital Media for Interior Design

3

INDE 30093Professional Practices I

3

INDE 30413Interior Design II

3

INDE 30423Construction Documentation

3

INDE 30473History of Interiors I

3

INDE 30493Interior Design III

3

INDE 40403Interior Design Senior Thesis Exhibition

3

INDE 40433Interior Design Research

3

INDE 40453Professional Practices II

3

INDE 40463Interior Design IV

3

INDE 40473Interior Design V

3

INDE 40493Interior Design Internship

3

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)
Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum minimum requirements

Required Courses for First-year

TCU Core Curriculum (6 hours/semester)

Fall or Spring (9 hours/semester)

DSGN 10103Introduction to Creative Practice

3

DSGN 10113Drawing for Design

3

DSGN 10123Two-Dimensional Design Principles

3

DSGN 10143Three-Dimensional Design Principles

3

Interior Design Courses

INDE 10403Space and Color Theory

3

INDE 10411Hand Sketching for Interiors

1

INDE 10413Design Fundamentals

3

INDE 10421Introduction to Space Planning

1

INDE 10423Introduction to Interior Design

3

INDE 20413Applications in Design Process and Theory

3

INDE 20433Interior Design Illustration

3

INDE 20443Interior Design I

3

INDE 20453Interior Components

3

INDE 20463Building Systems and Interior Construction

3

INDE 30003Honors Tutorial in Interior Design

3

INDE 30073Digital Media for Interior Design

3

INDE 30093Professional Practices I

3

INDE 30413Interior Design II

3

INDE 30423Construction Documentation

3

INDE 30473History of Interiors I

3

INDE 30483History of Interiors II

3

INDE 30493Interior Design III

3

INDE 40003Senior Honors Project in Interior Design

3

INDE 40403Interior Design Senior Thesis Exhibition

3

INDE 40433Interior Design Research

3

INDE 40453Professional Practices II

3

INDE 40463Interior Design IV

3

INDE 40473Interior Design V

3

INDE 40493Interior Design Internship

3

INDE 40970Special Problems

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