Interior Design - B.A.

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent Campus
330-672-2917
CAED_info@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/caed


Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design focuses on human needs that can be fulfilled by the design of one's surroundings. This program teaches interior designers to identify, research and creatively solve problems relative to the function and quality of one's near environment. Competencies achieved in the program include fundamental design; design analysis; space planning and programming; and the design of all interior spaces with an understanding of health, safety and welfare of the public as they relate to all aspects of environmental design.  

The college offers full-semester programs abroad for qualified third-year Interior Design students. The study abroad program is housed in the heart of historic Florence, Italy. The program is open to all students who have made satisfactory progress toward completion of their undergraduate program.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

Council for Interior Design Accreditation; National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Additional Admission Information for New Freshmen:

There is open admission in to this program, but early application is advised. Direct admission to the Interior Design program is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Students are admitted to interior design based on a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) AND a minimum ACT composite score of 22 (1020 SAT combined critical reading and math score).

Students who do not qualify for admission are placed as AEDG majors until the required GPA is achieved. AEDGs are assigned to freshman orientation classes with all College of Architecture and Environmental Design majors. These classes aid in understanding the broad range of career options within the environmental design professions. Students should take regular coursework in preparation to attempt entry into one of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design majors or may consider alternative degree program options. Students should meet with their advisors to aid in making decisions regarding their degree program and major. In order to move forward with a minimum loss of credit hours, it is strongly recommended that AED-G students, who were not accepted into a degree program, choose an alternate degree program within or outside the College prior to completing 45 credit hours.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate necessary research skills and appropriate writing skills.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of design and systems integration through studio coursework or capstone experience and participation in an array of professional practice and "field" related coursework.
 
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
AED 10101DESIGN FOUNDATIONS STUDIO I (min C grade)3
AED 10102DESIGN FOUNDATIONS STUDIO II (min C grade)3
ARTH 22007ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA) 3
CMGT 31015CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 3
ID 14011INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN (min C grade)1
ID 14012DESIGN AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR (min C grade)3
ID 24001INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO I-SPACE PLANNING AND HUMAN FACTORS (min C grade)3
ID 24002INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO II-DETAILING AND FABRICATION (min C grade)3
ID 24011METHODS AND MATERIALS I: BUILDING SYSTEMS (min C grade)3
ID 24012CODES AND STANDARDS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN (min C grade)3
ID 24013HISTORY OF INTERIORS I-ANCIENT TO 15TH CENTURY (min C grade)3
ID 24021INTEGRATED DIGITAL APPLICATIONS I (min C grade)3
ID 240223D MODELING AND RENDERING (min C grade)2
ID 24023FURNITURE DESIGN I-WOOD 3
ID 34001INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO III-LARGE SCALE PLANNNING AND DOCUMENTATION (min C grade)4
ID 34002INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO IV-GLOBAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT (min C grade)4
ID 34010DESIGN THEORY AND AESTHETICS (min C grade)2
ID 34011LIGHTING FOR INTERIOR SPACES (min C grade)3
ID 34012METHODS AND MATERIALS II-INTERIOR MATERIALS (min C grade)3
ID 34013INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)3
ID 34021LIGHTING FOR INTERIOR SPACES LABORATORY (min C grade)1
ID 34022METHODS AND MATERIALS II-INTERIOR MATERIALS LABORATORY (min C grade)1
ID 44001INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO V-SPECIALIZED FOCUS AND POPULATIONS (min C grade)5
ID 44002INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO VI-COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (min C grade)5
ID 44011INTEGRATED DESIGN PRACTICE AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (min C grade)2
ID 44014HISTORY OF INTERIORS II-16TH THROUGH 19TH CENTURY (min C grade)3
ID 44015HISTORY OF INTERIORS III-20TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT (min C grade)3
ID 44041CURRENT ISSUES IN INTERIOR DESIGN (min C grade)1
ID 44592PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN INTERNSHIP (ELR) (min C grade)1
ID 44611INTERIOR DESIGN RESEARCH AND PROGRAMMING (min C grade)2
ID 44631INQUIRY FOR EVIDENCE BASED DESIGN (WIC) (min C grade)1
MKTG 25010PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
MKTG 45046PERSONAL SELLING 3
or MKTG 45082 SERVICES MARKETING
VCD 17000COLOR:THEORY AND APPLICATION (min C grade)3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
or SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities3
Kent Core Humanities or Fine Arts3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:126

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

A minimum 2.500 overall GPA is required for advancement to the second year.

This professional program is based on both lecture and studio work. Because of this, the coursework requires the use of expendable materials. Interior Design majors are expected to purchase art supplies and materials beyond the regular textbooks.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.500 2.000
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!AED 10101 DESIGN FOUNDATIONS STUDIO I 3
ARTH 22007 ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA) 3
!ID 14011 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN 1
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
PSYC 11762
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
or INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
!AED 10102 DESIGN FOUNDATIONS STUDIO II 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!ID 14012 DESIGN AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
Requirement: A minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA is required for advancement to the second year.  
!ID 24001 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO I-SPACE PLANNING AND HUMAN FACTORS 3
!ID 24012 CODES AND STANDARDS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN 3
!ID 24021 INTEGRATED DIGITAL APPLICATIONS I 3
!ID 24023 FURNITURE DESIGN I-WOOD 3
!ID 34010 DESIGN THEORY AND AESTHETICS 2
!VCD 17000 COLOR:THEORY AND APPLICATION 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Four
!CMGT 31015 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 3
!ID 24002 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO II-DETAILING AND FABRICATION 3
!ID 24011 METHODS AND MATERIALS I: BUILDING SYSTEMS 3
!ID 24013 HISTORY OF INTERIORS I-ANCIENT TO 15TH CENTURY 3
!ID 24022 3D MODELING AND RENDERING 2
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Five
Requirement: Kent Core Composition courses (6 credit hours) must be completed.  
!ID 34001 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO III-LARGE SCALE PLANNNING AND DOCUMENTATION 4
!ID 34011 LIGHTING FOR INTERIOR SPACES 3
!ID 34021 LIGHTING FOR INTERIOR SPACES LABORATORY 1
!ID 34012 METHODS AND MATERIALS II-INTERIOR MATERIALS 3
!ID 34013 INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
!ID 34022 METHODS AND MATERIALS II-INTERIOR MATERIALS LABORATORY 1
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!ID 34002 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO IV-GLOBAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT 4
!ID 44014 HISTORY OF INTERIORS II-16TH THROUGH 19TH CENTURY 3
!ID 44611 INTERIOR DESIGN RESEARCH AND PROGRAMMING 2
!ID 44631 INQUIRY FOR EVIDENCE BASED DESIGN (WIC) 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
!ID 44001 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO V-SPECIALIZED FOCUS AND POPULATIONS 5
!ID 44011 INTEGRATED DESIGN PRACTICE AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2
!ID 44015 HISTORY OF INTERIORS III-20TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT 3
MKTG 25010 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Eight
!ID 44002 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO VI-COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 5
!ID 44041 CURRENT ISSUES IN INTERIOR DESIGN 1
!ID 44592 PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN INTERNSHIP (ELR) 1
MKTG 45046
PERSONAL SELLING
or SERVICES MARKETING
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:126