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Design program is housed in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. The curriculum consists of 125 credits for the undergraduate degree. Course work in the major is sequential and most classes are taught once a year.  Therefore students should plan for four years (8 semesters) to complete the studio sequence of course work. Students must earn a "C" or better in all course required by the major.

Sample Plan

 *Language Proficiency of novice-high before completing 60 credit hours

**History of Art I or II is now a requirement for the ID majors, this course also
fulfills the Arts & Humanities portion of the Colonnade program

Semester 1
IDFM 101   Foundations of Interior Design   1 hour
IDFM 120   Visual Design I   3 hours
IDFM 151   Survey of Architecture & Interiors I   3 Hours
Art 105/106   **History of Art 1 or II (Required)   3 Hours
ENG 100   Introduction to College Writing   3 Hours


Semester 2
IDFM 152   Survey of Architecture & Interiors II   3 Hours
IDFM 221   Visual Design II   3 Hours
IDFM 223   Textiles   3 Hours
COMM 145   Public Speaking   3 Hours
HIST 101/102   World History I or II   3 Hours


Semester 3
IDFM 201   Interior Design Studio I   4 Hours
MKT 220   Basic Marketing Concepts   3 Hours
IDFM 243   Materials & Finishes   3 Hours
ENG 200   Introduction to Literature   3 Hours
Math 109   General Math   3 Hours


Semester 4
IDFM 300   Interior Design Studio II   4 Hours
IDFM 222   CAD in Human Environment   3 Hours
GEOG 103   Our Dynamic Planet   3 Hours
ASTR 104   Astronomy   3 Hours
Foreign   *Foreign Language   3 Hours


Semester 5
IDFM 301   Interior Design Studio III   4 Hours
IDFM 304   Lighting & Environmental Controls   3 Hours
IDFM 344   Digital Rendering for Interiors   3 Hours
IDFM 427   Visual Design III   3 Hours
FACS 311   Family Relations   3 Hours


Semester 6
IDFM 302   Interior Design Studio IV   4 Hours
IDFM 321   Professional Ethics & Issues    3 Hours
IDFM   IDFM Elective   3 Hours
C-C1   Connections Category 1   3 Hours


IDFM 410   Internship for Design   3 Hours


Semester 7
IDFM 401   Interior Design Studio V   4 Hours
IDFM 402   Business Principles & Practices   2 Hours
IDFM 421   Portfolio Design   3 Hours
C-C2   Connections Category 2   3 Hours


Semester 8
IDFM 402   Senior Design Thesis   4 Hours
IDFM 422   Textile Design & Performance   3 Hours
ENG 300   Writing for the Disciplines   3 Hours
C-C3   Connection Category 3   3 Hours









 Student Groups:

 WKU IIDA Student Organization

Design is about humanity and improving the human condition through interior environments that are effective, efficient and exceptional. Great Design knows no boundaries. Nor do great Designers. IIDA honors the rich history and legacy of the profession. We are inspired by the process of getting to the Future of Design. Whatever that journey may uncover
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WKU USGBC Students recruits, connects and equips the next generation of green building leaders by empowering them to transform their campuses, communities and careers.
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 Last Modified 3/29/17