Curriculum

Design with purpose.

Differentiating aspects of the interior design curriculum from other disciplines across campus are the DESIGN STUDIO EXPERIENCE and the OPTION SEMESTER.

DESIGN STUDIO EXPERIENCE: Students enroll in sequential design studios throughout the program, beginning in the fall of their first year. Design studios are student-centered, project-based courses with a low student to faculty ratio. These courses foster a variety of creative transactions, engage students in the learning process, and are a place for collaboration, intellectual exchange, innovation, and critique.

OPTION SEMESTER: During the spring semester of the 3rd year or fall semester of the 4th year students choose from one of several options to expand their educational experience. Options include a full time, off-campus professional residency, a semester long study abroad experience or enrollment in one of LSU’s domestic exchange or international exchange programs.

Following the recommended sequence of courses is critical for students undertaking the Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum. Students who fail to complete required courses more than one year later than the time designated in the curriculum will be prohibited from advancement in the design studio sequence until the courses are completed.

Thirty-nine hours of general education courses, as required by the university, must be completed prior to graduation. The interior design curriculum requires enrollment in specific general education courses, including College Algebra and Plane Geometry (Analytical Reasoning), Introduction to Interior Design (Arts), Architectural History (Humanities), Introduction to Environmental Sciences (Natural Sciences), and Contemporary Global Issues (Social Sciences).

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Bachelor of Interior Design Curriculum—129 Credit Hours

Semester 1—15 credit hours

  • ID 1780 Interior Design Technical Drawing (3)
  • ART 1011 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra (3) OR MATH 1029 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
  • General Education Course – Social Sciences (3)

Semester 2—15 credit hours

  • ID 1051 Introduction to Interior Design (3)
  • ART 1847 Drawing and Composition (3)
  • General Education Course – Analytical Reasoning (3)
  • General Education Course – Social Sciences 2000-level (3)
  • General Education Course – Humanities CMST (3)

Semester 3—16 credit hours

  • ID 2750 Interior Design Studio I (4)
  • ID 2774 Interior Design Construction and Systems (3)
  • ID 2781 Interior Design Graphics (3)
  • ID 2785 Computer Visualization (3)
  • ARCH 2007 History of Architecture I (3)

Semester 4—16 credit hours

  • ID 2751 Interior Design Studio II (4)
  • ID 2770 Color and Illumination I (3)
  • ID 2775 Interior Materials, Finishes and Furnishings (3)
  • ARCH 2008 History of Architecture II (3)
  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)

Semester 5—19 credit hours

  • ID 3752 Interior Design Studio III (4)
  • ID 3770 Color and Illumination II (3)
  • ID 4751 History of Interior Design (3)
  • ID 3761 Interior Design Internship (3)
  • General Education Course – Natural Sciences (3)
  • General Education Course – Humanities English (3)

Semester 6—16 credit hours

  • ID 3782 Interior Design Construction Documents (3)
  • ID 3753 Interior Design Studio IV (4)
  • ID 4742 Interior Design Contemporary Issues and Theory (3)
  • ID 4761 Professional Practice (3)
  • Approved College Elective (3)

Semester 7—16 credit hours

  • ID 4720 Seminar in Interior Design (3)
  • ID 4754 Interior Design Studio V (4)
  • Interior Design Focus Elective (3)
  • Approved College Elective (3)
  • General Education Course – Natural Science (sequence) (3)

Semester 8—16 credit hours

  • ID 4755 Interior Design Studio VI (4)
  • ID 4756 Independent Study Project (3)
  • General Education Course – Humanities (3)
  • General Education Course – Natural Science (sequence) (3)
  • Approved College Elective (3)