Interior Design, Associate in Applied Science


This program prepares students for careers in interior design or transfer to a four-year institution. The curriculum emphasizes a strong foundation in visual art skills, architecture and space planning. Utilizing these foundations, students develop creative projects using a systematic approach to the design processes.

The coursework for the interior design program includes solving interior design-related problems by developing free-hand and drafting skills, computers skills and oral presentation skills. Graduates will be familiar with local and national trade, professional and industry resources. Issues in sustainable design are also explored within the studio environment.

Persons interested in this program should have a strong desire to work with people, enjoy functional problem solving and appreciate the impact of design in our environment. Previous drawing, design or drafting courses are also helpful.

Graduates of the program are qualified for entry-level positions in residential and/or commercial interior design and related fields. Careers in interior design may include: residential design, commercial design, health care design, hospitality design, kitchen and bath design, office design, architectural firms, retail stores, wholesale showrooms and lighting design. Graduates also may be employed as manufacturers’ product representatives, freelance designers or facilities planning assistants.

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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
or ENG 103 Report Writing
PSY 200General Psychology3
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
XXX xxxScience/Mathematics Requirement6
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements 1
ART 102Art History II3
ART 109Drawing I3
ART 107Design I2
ART 108Design II2
ART 150Design Communication for Interior Design and Architecture I3
or ART 110 Drawing II
ARC 110Architectural Graphics3
ART 151Interior Design I3
ART 251Interior Design II3
ART 252Interior Design III3
ART 253Interior Design IV3
ART 152Textiles3
or AT 151 Interior Specifications, Materials, and Methods
ART 153History of Cultural Environments I3
ART 254History of Cultural Environments II3
ART 154Computer Aided Interior Design3
ART 186Building Systems and Construction for Interior Designers3
Approved Elective 1
Select one of the following:3
Art History I
History of Modern Art
Computer Art Studio
Design Communication for Interior Design and Architecture I
Bath Design
Advanced Kitchen Design
Interior Specifications, Materials, and Methods
Lighting Design
Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath Design
Workplace Learning: Interior Design
Architectural History and Theory
Introduction to Building Information Modeling
Sustainable Materials and Technologies in the Built Environment
Total Credit Hours66

Students who intend to transfer to the University of Missouri-Columbia’s interior design program should take ART 110 Drawing II and ART 152 Textiles.