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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.

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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:


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