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Department of Art and Design
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 115
Phone: 785-628-4247
Email: (Katie Christopher)
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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 draftsperson, facilities planner, interior designer, or space planner.

Program Summary

General Education Requirements: 55 Credit Hours

Core Requirements – 39 hours
ART 205 3-D Design/Crafts (3)
ART 210 Drawing I (3)
ART 215 Drawing II (3)
ART 240 Basic Design (3)
ART 310 Figure Drawing (3)
ART 380 Survey of Art History (3)
Three 400-level Art History courses (6)

Studio Area:
ART 220 Introduction to Painting (3)
ART 230 Sculpture (3)
ART 250 Printmaking (3)
ART 260 Ceramics (3)

Design Area:
ART 243 Graphic Design (3)
ART 244 Creative Photography (3)
or a 200-level Interior Design (3)

Interior Design Major Electives – 34 hours
ART 241 Architectural Design (3)
ART 242 Architectural Perspective (3)
ART 341 Residential Interiors (3)
ART 342 Architectural Rendering (3)
TECS 318 Introduction to CAD (3)
ART 343 Business Interiors (3)
ART 344 Textiles (3)
ART 440 Color (3)
ART 441 Historical Furnishings (3)
ART 442 Business Principles (3)
ART 645 Problems: Professional Development (3

ART 645 Problems: Interior Design (1)
ART 645 Problems: Interior Design Practicum (3)

Total Credit Hours: 128

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