BFA Interior Design Program

VMCAD’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design program prepares a student for a successful career within the fields of commercial and residential interior design (including the Kitchen and Bath Design industry, one of the fastest growing fields of design in the nation). Our students will gain knowledge in both the creative and business sides of the interior design industry. Students graduating from the program will be prepared to apply for certifications/credentials including NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification); NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), and LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design). The BFA program offers students a technological advanced and cost effective education ensuring successful completion of the degree.
 
The program covers 12 quarters taken through 48 months; however, the program can be completed in 36 months by attending year-round.

BFA Interior Design Program Outline

180 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Quarter 1

Credits

ENG101English Writing3
ART103Basic Color Theory3
ID152Introduction to Interior Design3
ID113Element of Aesthetics for Interior Design3
CD119Career Development Seminar I3
Total15
 

Quarter 2

Credits

ENG102Verbal Communications of Visual Concepts3
MATH143Foundations of Quantitative Literacy3
HUM160History of Art I3
ID104Architectural Drafting3
ID123Rendering for Interior Design3
Total15

 

Quarter 3

Credits

SS121Emotional Intelligence3
PHIL144The Power of Critical Thinking3
ID198Computer Aided Design I3
ID115History of Architectural Interiors I3
ID121Space Planning I - Residential3
Total15
 
 

Quarter 4

Credits

ENG201Principles of Rhetoric3
HUM260History of Art II3
BUS200Developing Entrepreneurial Opportunities3
ID298Computer Aided Design II3
ID215History of Architectural Interiors II3
Total15
 

 

Quarter 5

Credits

SS210General Principles of Law3
ID269Lighting3
ID261Interior Design Studio I3
ID213History of Furniture and Interiors3
IDElective3
Total15
 

Quarter 6

Credits

SS260Principles of Economics3
ID250Materials and Methods3
ID230Sustainable Design for Interior Environments3
ID223Spacing Planning II - Commercial3
IDElective3
Total15
 

Quarter 7

Credits

CUL300Idea Generation and Applied Creativity3
CUL301Design Principles: Theory and Practice3
ID317Building Systems3
ID331Communication and Practice for the Design Professional3
ID396Digital Presentation and Techniques for Interiors I3
Total15
 

Quarter 8

Credits

BUS300Entrepreneurship and Business Plan3
CD319Career Development Seminar II3
ID362Interior Design Studio II - Universal Design - Mixed Use3
 General Education Elective3
 ID397Building Information Modeling Process/REVIT Architecture Essentials3
Total15

 

Quarter 9

Credits

SCI300Physics and Art3
MATH343Functional Mathematics3
BUS301Entrepreneurial Finance3
ID350Materials and Specifications3
ID301Evidence-Based Design3
Total15

 

Quarter 10

Credits

SCI400The Neuroscience of Creativity3
HUM400History of Revolutionary Ideas3
ID402Codes for Interiors3
ID403Digital Presentation and Techniques for Interiors II3
ID404Detailing for Interiors3
Total15

 

Quarter 11

Credits

BUS410Managing Growth and Failures3
 General Education Elective3
SS401Ethics3
ID463Interior Design Studio III - Commercial3
ID405Global Design Overview3
Total15

 

Quarter 12

Credits

 General Education Elective3
SS430Globalization3
CD419Career Development Internship3
ID464Interior Design Studio IV - Student Chosen Capstone3
ID483Digital Packaging3
Total15

 

Interior Design Electives

ID206Computer Aided Design for Kitchen and Bath (2020) 
ID205Kitchen and Bath Business and project Management 
ID399Advanced BIM/Revit Architecture 
ID130Textiles 
GD363Designing for Personal Brand 
GD211Writing for Web 
FM207Fashion Writing, Blogging, and Criticism 
FD198Fashion Illustration I 
BUS135Design Methods 
BUS215Design Management 
   

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