The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design prepares students for a career in the interior design industry. Required class content includes design elements and principles, design history, materials and systems, contemporary design philosophies and sustainability, advanced design applications, computer applications, and portfolio development. Coursework incorporates both theory and hands-on approaches to the study of interior design. The program focuses on both residential and commercial design. The curriculum is designed to help students develop enhanced and well-developed knowledge and skills in the field of interior design. Students earning a degree in Interior Design are eligible to sit for the IDEX California Exam immediately upon graduation.
Application Filing Period
The Interior Design program is impacted, which means there are more applications than capacity. Transfer student applications for admission to this major are accepted by the University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions only during the application filing period of October 1 to November 30 (for admission the following fall). No late applications or applications for spring will be considered. Both new students and on-campus students wishing to change majors are required to submit an additional departmental application to the CFS/D Department. See departmental website http://cfsd.sfsu.edu for supplemental program application and specific deadlines in January and May.
Interior Design majors must see an advisor to prepare a Graduation Plan which outlines course sequence. Some major classes will require that this plan be presented on the first day of classes. See department office (Burk Hall 329) for information to include in the advising folder. Students who wish credits earned at another institution to be accepted in lieu of courses offered for the major at SF State must obtain acceptance from their advisor and the department chair.
Good writing skills are necessary for success in the major. Second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with a grade of C- or better is required to take ID 340GW, the beginning of the sequence of upper division ID courses, which fulfills the GWAR requirement.
The major includes 6 units of prerequisite work and 48 units of additional major courses. A prescribed sequence of courses must be adhered to as some classes are offered only in the fall or spring semesters. Students should check Bulletin descriptions for prerequisites to individual courses.
All major courses (core and elective) must be passed with a letter grade of C- or better. CR/NC is not allowed.
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