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Department of Art and Design
Fort Hays State University
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Rarick Hall 102
Phone: 785-628-4247
Email: Art & Design
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Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentration in Interior Design

Interior design is a profession that combines creativity, technical knowledge, and business skills. Interior designers work with clients and other design professionals to develop design solutions that are safe, functional, attractive, and meet the needs of the people using the space.

Interior designers must know how to plan a space and how to present that plan visually so that it can be communicated to the client. They must also know about the materials and products that will be used to create and furnish the space, and how texture, color, lighting and other factors combine and interact to make the space come together. In addition, interior designers must understand the structural requirements of their plans, the health and safety issues, building codes, and many other technical aspects.

In the Interior Design program here at FHSU, you will study the design, safety, and usability issues of creating spaces where we live, work, and play. Coursework focuses on residential and commercial interiors, color theory, business principles and design practices. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as draftperson, facilities planner, interior designer, or space planner.

Program Summary

General Education Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Art & Design Program Requirements: 73 Credit Hours (Listed Below)*
*All classes listed are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise specified.

Core Requirements – 39 hours
ART 205 3-D Design/Crafts
ART 210 Drawing I
ART 215 Drawing II
ART 240 Basic Design
ART 310 Figure Drawing
ART 380 Survey of Art History
Three 400-level Art History courses

Choose four courses from studio or design areas, excluding major electives.
Studio Areas
ART 220 Introduction to Painting
ART 230 Sculpture
ART 250 Printmaking
ART 260 Ceramics

Design Areas
ART 243 Graphic Design 
ART 244 Creative Photography

Interior Design Major Electives – 34 hours
ART 241 Architectural Design
ART 242 Architectural Perspective
ART 341 Residential Interiors
ART 342 Architectural Rendering
or TECS 318 Introduction to CAD
ART 343 Business Interiors
ART 344 Textiles
ART 440 Color
ART 441 Historical Furnishings
ART 442 Business Principles
ART 645 Problems: Professional Development
ART 645 Problems: Interior Design (1 Credit Hour)
ART 645 Problems: Interior Design Practicum

Total Credit Hours: 128


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