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School of Art, Architecture + Design

Minor in Interior Design Studies


The minor provides students with a broad, introductory exposure to topics foundational to interior design (including studio-based design problem-solving, design history, and design communications), as well as the opportunity either to study additional topics in an exploratory way, or to gain more focused experience with a specific topic area of their choice.


Students must complete at least 18 credit hours in the minor, including the College's minimum Requirements for Minors and the following:

  1. Introductory Courses. Complete both a and b:
    1. SOAD-D 168 Beginning Interior Architecture Design Studio
    2. SOAD-D 264 Digital Architectural Drawing
  2. Intermediate Studio. Complete one (1):
    • SOAD-D 271 Intermediate Interior Architectural Design Studio 1
    • SOAD-D 272 Intermediate Interior Architectural Design Studio 2
  3. Interior Design History and Theory.
    • SOAD-D 365 Architectural, Interior, and Furniture Design Studies
  4. Advanced Electives. Complete at least 6 credit hours selected from the following:
    • SOAD-D 302 Architectural Documentation
    • SOAD-D 304 Critical Theory, Writing and Thinking for the Studio Practice
    • SOAD-D 335 Lighting Interior Spaces I
    • SOAD-D 336 Lighting Interior Spaces II
    • SOAD-D 375 Design in the Developing World
    • SOAD-D 394 Advanced Digital Architectural Drawing
    • SOAD-D 485 Advanced Special Topics in Interior Design
    • SOAD-X 490 Independent Study in Interior Design