Feb 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Interior Design, BS

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Program Coordinator: Katherine Swank (331-RW Rivers Building; 252-328-1362; swankk@ecu.edu)

The interior design major is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Students can declare the interior design major upon completion of IDSN 1081 , IDSN 1180 , IDSN 1181 IDSN 1200 , and IDSN 1500 , 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 portfolio review. Throughout the program, students must make a C (2. 0) or better in all IDSN major courses.

Portfolio Review: Upon completion of IDSN foundation courses, students submit portfolios which contain representative work from IDSN 1081 IDSN 1181 , and IDSN 1500 . 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:

1. General education requirements including those listed below - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit see General Education Program.)

3. General electives to complete requirements for graduation - 26 s.h.

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