The Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design


Mission
The mission of Interior Design Program is to prepare students to develop critical thinking and effective problem-solving approach in both public and private spaces. The program arms students with the knowledge to find different ways to improve and develop the physical environment. The program also provides students with the means to creatively make the world a better place in which to live.

Learning Objectives
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Interior Design program offered by the Department of Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design (FAAD), aims at:

  • Providing the learner with the proper exposure to enhance critical thinking;
  • Developing the intellectual and theoretical backgrounds of students through the study of ancient, modern and contemporary history of Interiors, Furniture, and Styles;
  • Providing the knowledge of human factors and human behavior in the interior environment;
  • Leading students to develop the attitudes and values of professional responsibility and effectiveness;
  • Providing the students with the basic fundamentals in interior design, the theories of design and design sustainability; and
  • Preparing the learner for professional practice and post-graduate studies.

Program Learning Outcome
Interior Design graduates will:

  • Develop proficiency in communication skills using strong verbal, written, and graphic methods;
  • Acquire understanding of historical and theoretical influences on design;
  • Demonstrate an innovative and creative approach to design process through conceptual and critical thinking;
  • Employ technical skills and knowledge of materials and systems including related safety, environmental concerns, ecology, and sustainability;
  • Appraise the knowledge, understanding, and skills required for a professional interior designer, as global citizen and leader;
  • Initiate research to assess and develop a design project that requires service – learning skills in various cultural and social environments; and
  • Manage constituent ideas to give new concepts and/or propose alternative solutions.   

Admission Requirements
In addition to the University admission requirements, prospective candidates must complete any remedial English courses(s) (if required) the first year of enrollement. Students who fail to meet the above requirements will not be allowed to proceed to the degree courses in Interior Design or other majors in the Design Department of the Faculty of Architecture, Art & Design.

Graduation Requirements
To receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, a student must complete a total of 136 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3/4.0 in all Major Courses. All major courses with a grade of less than C- must be repeated. The 136 credits necessary for graduation are divided as follows:

General Education Requirements (30 cr.)

Communication Skills in English: ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230 (6 cr.)
Communication Skills in Arabic, One course from: ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317 (3 cr.)
Religion, One course from: REG 212, REG 213, REG 313, REG 314, REG 215 (3 cr.)
Philosophy, One course from: PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345, ENS 205(3 cr.)
Cultural Studies, Two courses from: HUT 305, HUT 306, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, SOL 313, MUS 210, FAP 215, BAD 201, ECN 200, ARP 215, COA 359, COA 315, NTR 215, ECN 211, ECN 212
(6 cr.)
Citizenship, one course from: HIT 211, IAF 301, POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, POS 319, POS 337 (3 cr.)
Science and Technology, two courses from: AST 201, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 203, CHM 211, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, GIS 211, CSC 201, HEA 201, MAT 204, MAT 211, MIS 201, NTR 201, PHS 211, STA 202, STA 210, PHS 207 (6 cr.)

Core Requirements (6 cr.)

FAP 211, GDP 212.

Major Requirements (94 cr.)

IDP 210, IDP 211, IDP 212, IDP 214, IDP 215, IDP 222, IDP 223, IDP 224, IDP 225, IDP 226, IDP 227, IDP 311, IDP 312, IDP 313, IDP 314, IDP 321, IDP 322, IDP 323, IDP 324, IDP 326, IDP 327, IDP 328, IDP 411, IDP 412, IDP 413, IDP 421, IDP 422, IDP 423, IDP 424.

Free Electives (6 cr.)

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
Suggested Program FALL ENTRY (136 credits)
4 years including 3 summer semesters.
Prerequisites and corequisites course adjustment listed
Changes and revisions Spring 2011

Year I
Fall Semester (12 credits)

IDP

210

Basic Skills for Interior Design

3cr.

FAP

211

Drawing I

3cr.

GDP

212

Design Principles I (coreq. FAP 211)

3cr.

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GER

3cr.

       
Spring Semester (15 credits)

IDP

215

Descriptive Geometry for Int. Design (Prereq. IDP 210)

3cr.

IDP

223

Drawing for Interior Design (Prereq. FAP 211)

3cr.

IDP 313 Applied Interior Design I (Prereq. IDP 210)

3cr.

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GER

3cr.

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GER

3cr.
       
Summer Session (6 credits)  
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Year II of the Degree Course
Fall Semester (15 credits)

IDP

211

History of Interiors and Furniture

3cr.

IDP

212

Fundamentals of Interior I(Prereq. IDP 215)

3cr.

IDP

214

Materials and Methods of Construction
(coreq. IDP 212)

3cr.

IDP

323

Applied Interior Design II(Prereq. IDP 313)

3cr.

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3cr.

       
Spring Semester (15 credits)

IDP

222

Fundamentals of Interior II (Prereq. IDP 212)

3 cr.

IDP

225

Materials & Finishes (coreq. IDP 222)

3 cr.

IDP

227

Human Factors for Int. Des. (coreq. IDP 222)

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

       
Summer Session (6 credits)
IDP 226 Textiles for Interiors (Prereq. IDP 222) 3 cr.
IDP 224 Colors in Interiors (coreq. IDP 226) 3 cr.
       
Year III of the Degree Course
Fall Semester (15 credits)

IDP

311

History of Modern Contemporary Interiors
(Prereq. IDP 211)

3 cr.

IDP

312

Interior Design Project I (Prereq. IDP 222)

3 cr.

IDP

314

Interior Detailing and Construction I(coreq. IDP312)

3 cr.

IDP

327

Furniture Design (Prereq. IDP 227)

3 cr.

IDP

413

Applied Interior Design III(Prereq. IDP 323)

3 cr.

       
Spring Semester (16 Credits)

IDP

322

Interior Design Project II (Prereq. IDP 312)

4 cr.

IDP

324

Interior Detailing and Construction II (Prereq. IDP 314)

3 cr.

IDP

328

Lighting Design in Interiors (coreq. IDP322)

3 cr.

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3 cr.

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3 cr.

       
Summer Semester (6 credits)
IDP 321 Environmental Graphic Design (Prereq. IDP 322) 3 cr.
IDP 326 Concepts of Hist. Pres. (Prereq. IDP 322) 3 cr.
       
Year IV of the Degree Course
Fall Semester (15 credits)

IDP

411

Quantity Surveying for Interior Designers(coreq. IDP412)

3 cr.

IDP

412

Interior Design Studio I (Prereq. IDP 322)

6 cr.

IDP

423

Integrated Systems for sustainable interiors
(coreq. IDP412)

3 cr.

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Free Elective

3 cr.

       
Spring Semester (15 credits)

IDP

421

Business Practice for Interior Designers(coreq. IDP422)

3 cr.

IDP

422

Interior design Studio II (Prereq. IDP 412)

6 cr.

IDP

424

Interior Design Management 3cr.
(coreq. IDP422)

3 cr.

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Free Elective

3 cr.