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Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 University Catalog Program: Interior Design, B.F.A.

Interior Design, B.F.A.

Interior Design, B.F.A. Locations 

Requirements For: B.F.A. Major – 78 hours, 2.5 gpa

“The professional interior designer is qualified by education, experience and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.” (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)

Students majoring in Interior Design at Park University combine the common body of knowledge in interior design with the intellectual development found in a liberal arts education. A sequence of design studios and graphic communications studios with supporting lecture courses provides the practical content integral to the profession. Park University education, combined with work experience, will enable students to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications examination and become registered interior designers.

Freshman Core 15 cr.

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGrade
AR115 - Introduction to the Visual Arts
Fulfills: LE Humanities, GEM
Credits: 3
AR140 - Drawing I Credits: 3
AR142 - Two-Dimensional Design Credits: 3
AR143 - Three-Dimensional Design Credits: 3
AR144 - Color Theory Credits: 3

Interior Design Curriculum 63 cr.

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGrade
AR218 - Graphic Design Software Credits: 3
AR282 - Visual Communications I Credits: 3
AR283 - Introduction to Interior Design Credits: 3
AR288 - Visual Communications II

Prerequisite(s): AR282  

Credits: 3
AR289 - Fundamentals of Interior Design

Prerequisite(s): AR283  

Credits: 3
AR290 - Interior Design Materials and Resources

Prerequisite(s): AR296  

Credits: 3
AR296 - Textiles for Interior Design Credits: 3
AR298 - History of the Designed Environment: Antiquity to Mid-Nineteenth Century Credits: 3
AR382 - Drawing Systems I

Prerequisite(s): AR282  

Credits: 3
AR383 - Furniture Design

Prerequisite(s): AR283 and AR289  

Credits: 3
AR388 - Drawing Systems II

Prerequisite(s): AR382  

Credits: 3
AR389 - Commercial Interiors

Prerequisite(s): AR218, AR283 and AR289  

Credits: 3
AR390 - History of the Designed Environment: Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present Credits: 3
AR392 - Human Factors in Interior Design

Prerequisite(s): AR288  

Credits: 3
AR393 - Lighting Fundamentals for Interior Design

Prerequisite(s): AR289  

Credits: 3
AR491 - Interior Design Professional Practice

Prerequisite(s): AR218 and AR389  

Credits: 3
AR495 - Building Construction Systems

Prerequisite(s): AR382  

Credits: 3
AR498 - Senior Studio I

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Department.

Fulfills: Writing Intensive,
Credits: 3
AR499 - Senior Studio II

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Department.

Credits: 3
  • Art and Design Electives Credits: 6
  • Portfolios

    All graduating interior design majors are required to individually document, using appropriate supporting methods, selected examples of their best work. These final portfolios are to be submitted to their major advisors as part of their Senior Seminar. These portfolios will remain the property of the Department of Art and Design.

    Art Supplies

    Interior Design majors must plan, when preparing their yearly educational budgets, to spend at least $250 per semester on art supplies. All interior design courses require varying amounts of personal equipment and supplies. Supply lists will be provided on the first day of classes.

    Liberal Education Requirements 40 CR.

    Writing Seminar 6 cr.

    EN105 and EN106  

    Math Requirement 3 cr.

    Select one of the following:

    MA120, MA135, or higher math course excluding MA208  

    Science with a lab Requirement 4 cr.

    Select one of the following:

    BI101, BI111, BI211, BI212, BI223, BIO221, BIO225, BIO325, BIO327, BIO330, BIO337L and BIO337, BIO350, BIO400, BIO410, BIO411, BIO417, CH101, CH105, CH107L and CH107, CH108L and CH108, CH317L and CH317, CH318L and CH318, CH328, CH329, CH337L and CH337, CH440, GGP115, GGP205, GO130, GO141, GO151, GO200, GO310, GO320, GO330, PY155, PY156, PY205, or PY206 

    Ethics Requirement 3 cr.

    Select one of the following:

    AC435, CA302, CS300, EDU310, MG495, NS306, PA380, PH102, PH221, PH224, PH308, PS220, SO220, SW492

    Communications Requirement 3 cr.

    Select one of the following:

    CA103, CA105 

    Citizenship Requirement 3 cr.

    Select one of the following:

    PO200, PO210, HIS111, HIS112, or HIS113  

    Humanities Requirement 6 cr.

    Select one of the following Art or English: 

    AR115, AR215, AR216, EN201, EN221, EN232, EN234 

    And one of the following:

    AR115, AR215, AR216, EN201, EN221, EN232, EN234, CA104, CA116, CA235, ML235, ML251, PH101, PC202, PH205, RE109, SP110, SP201, SP202, TH100, TH101, 

    Natural Science Requirement 3 cr.

    Select one of the following:

    BI214, CH101, CH102, CH105, CH107 CH107L, CH108 CH108L, GGP115, GGP120, GGP205, GO125, GO130, GO141, GO151, GO200, NS220, PY101, PY155, PY156, PY205, or PY206 

    *Computer Science and PE courses excluded.

    Social Science Requirement 6 cr.

    Select two of the following:

    AN100, CJ100, CJ200, EC141, EC142, EDU210, FI201, GGH110, GGH200, HIS104, HIS105, PO216, PS101, PS125, PS205, SO141, SO206, or SW205

    Seminar: Integrative & Interdisciplinary Learning 3 cr.

    Select one of the topics for LE300*  

    Graduation Requirements

    Student Seminar 3 cr.

    FYE100 First-Year Seminar (required for all incoming first-time freshman and highly encouraged for transfer students)

    Upper Division Hours 36 cr.

    36 hours upper division (300 - 400) level course work

    Writing Across the Curriculum 9 cr.

    3 credit hours of Professional Writing (EN306* or equivalent from the list below) plus 6 credit hours of Writing Intensive coursework are required.

    EN306A, EN306B, EN306C, EN307, EDU300, CJ450, HIS455, MG306, NS306, PA430, PO405, PS300, PS406, or SO310 


    6 credit hours to fulfill the Writing Intensive requirement must be chosen from among the courses designated in the catalog as “WI” (Writing Intensive), composed as follows:

    • 3 of the credit hours must come from a WI course outside the student’s major(s); that is, the course must be offered by a program other than the one(s) that house(s) the student’s major area of study at the time the course is taken.
    • 3 of the credit hours must come from a WI course that is offered by the student’s major program; that is, the course must be offered by the same program that houses the student’s major at the time the course is taken.

    AR316, AR498, BIO498, CA218, CH342, CJ221, CS300, EDU310, EN201, EN221, EN232, EN234, EN490, FW190, GGP350, HC 263  HIS261, HIS453, IDS410, MA301, ML251, MG495, NUR460, PA432, PO210, PS315, SO141, SP320, SW325 

    Additional Requirements

    Park University grants the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and the Bachelor of Music Degree upon completion of the following requirements:

    • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative 2.0 GPA (or higher dependent on major).
    • A minor for Geography, B.S. and Information Systems, B.S. majors.
    • Satisfaction of all requirements for a major.
    • Completion of degree specific requirements.
    • Completion of Liberal Education requirements.
    • Completion of residency requirement, 30 hours of earned and graded (A, B, C, D) college hours at Park University. At least 15 of these 30 hours must be in the major.
    • Submission of an Application for Graduation.