Major in Interior Design

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see an adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BFA with a Major in Interior Design (.pdf)

BFA with a Major in Interior Design

Note: The order of semesters and summer terms has been changed from the print version to accommodate the one-column format of HTML publishing. A conventional Four-Year Plan is available in the .pdf file.


ART 1200, Art Appreciation 3

ART 1440, Design I 3

ART 1500, Drawing I 3

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

MATH 1100, College Algebra 3

Total 15


ART 2430, Interior Design: Space Planning I 3

ART 2240, Fabric Design, or ART 2950, Weaving I 3

ART 2350, Art History Survey I2 3

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

SMHM 2650, Textiles32 3

Total 15


PSCI 1040, American Government 3

Free Elective or Computer Competence Requirement6 3

Total 6


ART 3310, Interior Design: Space Planning II 3

ART 3330, Interior Design: 20th Century Architecture and Interiors 3

GNET 3350, Advanced ArchitecturalDrawing32 4

MKTG 3650, Principles of Marketing32 3

Laboratory Science9 3-4

Total 16-17


ART 3540, Interior Design: Millwork Detailing 3

ART 4450, Interior Design: Professional Internship 3

Free Elective or Oral Communication Requirement7 3

MGMT 3820, Management Concepts32 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values9 3

Total 15


ART 1450, Design II 3

ART 1510, Drawing II 3

ART 1330, Introduction to Interior Design15 3

ART 1340, Drawing for Interior Design 3

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

Wellness5 2-3

Total 17-18


ART 2360, Art History Survey II3 3

ART 2440, Interior Design: Presentation Techniques 3

HIST 2610, US History to 186531 3

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

GNET 1270, Fundamentals of EngineeringDrawing32 3

Total 15


CVET 2300, Architectural Drawing32 4

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Total 7


ART 3320, Interior Design: Space Planning III 3

ART 3510, Interior Design: Research in History of Furniture 3

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186531 3

Laboratory Science9 3-4

Total 15-16


ART 4520, Interior Design: Historical Styles 3

ART 4740, Professional Practice in Interior Design 3

ART 4840, Interior Design: Space Planning IV 3

Free Elective (advanced) 3

Free Elective (2 hours advanced) 3-5

Total 15-17

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
See Visual Arts folding key (#6) after page 384 for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Art: 63

Minor (6 advanced): 20


English 12

History 6

Political Science 6

Wellness 2

Economics 3

Mathematics 3

Laboratory Science 6-8

Understanding of Ideas and Values 3

Free Electives (9 advanced): 12-14


36 hours of art must be taken at UNT.

42 hours must be advanced; 24 of the 42 must be taken at UNT. To reach 42 advanced hours, 5 hours of free electives must be advanced.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

Supplemental Information for BFA with a Major in Interior Design

Portfolio Reviews for Interior Design Majors

The interior design curriculum is structured to enable students to develop the following competencies:

Mid-Point Review

At the completion of ART 2440, Presentation Techniques, during approximately the 14th week of the semester, each student will participate in the mid-point portfolio review. The review consists of:

This review evaluates drafting skills, perspective drawing ability, textural rendering skills, lettering skills, craftsmanship, use of color and mastery of watercolor, marker, pencil and ink rendering techniques. A high level of commitment to professional performance standards and skills is required of all students.

The mid-point portfolio review determines whether a student has acquired the prerequisite skills to continue to upper-division courses in the interior design program. If a student does not pass the review, faculty will advise the student regarding courses that should be repeated in order to master the skills necessary to continue in the program.

Transfer Credit

Transfer students who have completed interior design courses at other schools must submit work for review when they are counseled preceding their initial registration at UNT.

Senior Exit Review

As a part of course requirements for ART 4740, Professional Practices in Interior Design, students are required to present the entire body of work completed since the mid-point portfolio review for approval by the interior design faculty. Students are provided specific evaluation statements that identify strengths and weaknesses of the portfolio. Failure to participate in the senior review or presentation of unsatisfactory work will result in a grade of F or I in ART 4740 and delay graduation. Reviews are not conducted during the summer session; the portfolio review course may not be taken at this time.


Record of success in passing each review will be furnished to the student and recorded for the School of Visual Arts.

Required Minor

A professional development composite of courses from engineering technology, merchandising and hospitality management, and business administration comprise the required minor for interior design majors. These courses are incorporated into the four-year plan above.

UNT School of Visual Arts Folding Key (Footnotes for School of Visual Arts)

UNT Undergraduate Catalog School of Visual Arts

UNT Graduate Catalog School of Visual Arts

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