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.

Total Credits
136
Apply Before
January 2018
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Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Interior Design program offered by the Department of Design at the Ramez G. Chagoury, Faculty of Architecture, Arts & Design (FAAD), aims at:

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

Program Learning Outcomes

Interior Design graduates will:

  1. 1.Develop proficiency in communication skills using strong verbal, written, and graphic methods;
  2. 2.Acquire understanding of historical and theoretical influences on design;
  3. 3.Demonstrate an innovative and creative approach to design process through conceptual and critical thinking;
  4. 4.Employ technical skills and knowledge of materials and systems including related safety, environmental concerns, ecology, and sustainability;
  5. 5.Appraise the knowledge, understanding, and skills required for a professional interior designer, as global citizen and leader;
  6. 6.Initiate research to assess and develop a design project that requires service – learning skills in various cultural and social environments; and
  7. 7.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 all remedial courses, Math and/or English, if any, during their first year at NDU. Students who fail to meet the above requirements will not be allowed to proceed to the degree courses in Architecture and other majors of the Ramez G. Chagoury, Faculty of Architecture, Arts & 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 GPA of 2.3/4.0 in all Core and 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:

Courses

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30cr.)

Core Requirements (6cr.)

Free Electives (6cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall semester year I (12cr.)

IDP

210

Basic Skills for Interior Design

3cr.

FAP

211

Drawing I

3cr.

GDP

212

Design Principles I (coreq. FAP 211)

3cr.

 

 

LAC

3cr.

Spring Semester Year I (15cr.)

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.

 

 

LAC

3cr.

 

 

LAC

3cr.
Summer Session Year I (6cr.)
LAC 3 cr.
LAC 3cr.
Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)

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.

LAC

3cr.

Spring Semester Year II (15cr.)

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.

 

 

LAC

3 cr.

 

 

LAC

3 cr.

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

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 Year III (16cr.)

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.

LAC

3 cr.

LAC

3 cr.

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

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.

 

 

Free Elective

3 cr.

Spring Semester Year IV (15cr.)

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.

 

 

Free Elective

3 cr.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Total 136 Credits
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