Interior Design, B.A.


Department of Art, Design, and Art History

Interior Design Major Requirements

1. Major requirements (77-78 units)
Art and Design Core (15 units)
ARTH 10 or ARTH 11 (3 units)
ART 13 (3 units)
ART 20 or ID 43 (3 units)
ART 24 or ART 30 or ART 40 or GD 37 (3 units)
ART 50 or ART 60 or ART 70 (3 units)

Interior Design requirements (62-63 units)
ID 7, ID 70, ID 71, ID 77, ID 110, ID 111, ID 112, ID 113, ID 116 or IT 115, ID 120, ID 130, ID 131, ID 133, ID 134 or ID 137 or ID 145, ID 136, ID 138, ID 149, ID 150, ID 152IE, ID 155

2. General Education requirements (48 units)
Note that a maximum of three courses (9 units) in G.E. Breadth C1 and E1 may be applied to the interior design major. ARTH 10 or ARTH 11; ART 20, ART 40, ART 50 (G.E. C1); and/or ART 13 (G.E. E1). Consult the department chair or faculty advisor for additional details.

3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing Note: Interior Design majors are exempt from the MI requirement. 

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)

5. Total units (120)*
* G.E. courses can be double-counted with major requirements. Consult the department chair or faculty adviser for additional details.

Advising Notes

  1. All courses required for the major must receive a letter grade.
  2. Student work may be retained for a limited period for display and accreditation visits.
  3. The upper-division writing skills requirement is met by completing a W course with a letter grade of C or higher, to be taken no sooner than the term in which 60 units are completed.
  4. The General Education requirement of 49 units may be exceeded depending upon the selection of courses.
  5. A grade of C or higher in all Interior Design coursework is necessary for successful completion of the major. Any course required as a prerequisite must be completed with grade of C or better before registration in the subsequent course.


The faculty of the department offer diverse, skilled, and professional approaches to art and design education. The methods of teaching reflect distinctive yet complementary ways and means of introducing their disciplines while guiding students through the program with a sense of dedication and commitment to the education of artists, designers, and scholars.

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Interior Design, B.A.

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Interior Design is a professionally oriented Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredited program. Housed in the Department of Art and Design, the student has a unique opportunity to experience an aesthetically oriented program with exposure to a wide variety of design and art courses.

The B.A. in Interior Design allows students many unique opportunities in the field of design. Students use advanced computer software and technologies as well as traditional methods in developing sophisticated design solutions for a variety of interior design projects. Interior design students gain an excellent foundation in subjects such as color theory, space planning, presentation techniques, rendering, construction documents, building systems and codes, and material specification. The program places an emphasis on design for diversity, social consciousness and special populations. Internships are included in the educational process

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Design Studio
  • Design Graphics
  • Design History, Theory & Criticism
  • Building Systems, Construction Documents & Codes
  • Lighting Design
  • Design Materials & Specifications

What You Can Learn

  • Integrating color and composition and its impact of design communication
  • Principles and procedures of organizing and executing design projects
  • Green design, aging, illness, and wellness

About the College

The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

College Contact Information

College of Arts & Humanities
Office of the Dean
2380 E. Keats MS/MB99
Fresno CA 93740-8024

Phone: (559) 278-3056
FAX: (559) 278-6758

Where We Are Located:
West wing of the Music Building in Room 186.

Department Contact Information

Phone: (559) 278-2516
FAX: (559) 278-4706

Mailing Address:

Department of Art, Design, and Art History
California State University, Fresno
5225 North Backer Avenue M/S 65
Fresno, California 93740-8001

Where We are Located:
Conley Art Building, Room 105