The interior design major is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
Students can declare the interior design major upon entry to the university or at a later time if they are in good academic standing (2.0 or higher GPA). Admission into professional-level courses requires: completion of IDSN 1081, IDSN 1180, IDSN 1181, IDSN 1281, IDSN 1500, and IDSN 2800 with a C (2.0) or higher; a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5; and an acceptable level of proficiency in studio work as shown in the sophomore portfolio review.
Sophomore Portfolio Review: During the sophomore year, students submit portfolios which contain representative work from: IDSN 1081 , IDSN 1181 , IDSN 1281 , IDSN 1500 , and IDSN 2800 . This work is evaluated by the interior design faculty, who recommend whether students are prepared to enter the professional-level interior design courses. Students who do not meet the level of proficiency needed for the professional-level courses have the opportunity to resubmit a portfolio a maximum of two additional times. Meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee entry into the professional level. Admission to professional-level courses is competitive and limited.
Policy on Student Projects: The IDMR department reserves the right to retain, exhibit, and reproduce design projects submitted by students for class assignments for the purpose of complying with accreditation and program requirements. Work submitted for grades is the property of the department until it is returned to the students.
Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows: