Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
BS. ITDS, Four-Year Professional Degree

Program Overview

The Interior Design curriculum is a balance of Design, History, and Professional Practice. Professional practice courses include Business Procedures, Building Systems, Lighting Design, Construction Documents and Computer Applications. Our School of Architecture + Design courses are all supplemented by the required University Core Curriculum.

This balanced curriculum ensures that every graduate has the knowledge and skill needed to successfully to contribute to the work of a design firm as an intern and as a graduate. We also place a great deal of emphasis on student service — service to our community of design students and in the larger context of Southwestern Virginia.

curriculum

Interior Design Curriculum Checksheets

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Catalog

year 1: Fall + spring semesters

The focus of the first year in the Foundation Program is involved with basic elements of design, addressed visually, conceptually, and haptically. Studies are undertaken in two and three dimensions using various materials and tools. Inquiries are focused on the process of design, discovering, through experiment, methods of working that develop aesthetic judgment and means of self-evaluation. All architecture, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture majors study together for the first year.

year 1: fall semester

  • ARCH 1015: Foundation Design Laboratory (Area VI) – 6 credits
  • ITDS 1114: Design Appreciation (Area VI) – 3 credits
  • MATH 1535: Geometry and Mathematics of Design (Area V) – 3 credits
  • ENGL 1105: Freshman English (Area I) – 3 credits
  • 15 total credits

year 1: spring semester

  • ARCH 1016: Foundation Design Laboratory (Area VI) – 6 credits
  • Curriculum for Liberal Education Requirement (Area VII) – 3 credits
  • MATH 1536: Geometry and Mathematics of Design (Area V) – 3 credits
  • ENGL 1106: Freshman English (Area I) – 3 credits
  • 15 total credits

year 2: fall + spring + summer semesters

fall semester, year 2

  • ITDS 2044: Interior Design I – 6 credits
  • ITDS 3125: History in Interior Design (Area II) – 3 credits
  • ITDS 3175: Building Systems for Interior Design (Area II) – 3 credits
  • Curriculum for Liberal Education Requirement (Area IV) – 3 credits
  • 15 total credits

spring semester, year 2

  • ITDS 2054: Interior Design II – 6 credits
  • ITDS 3126: History in Interior Design (Area II) – 3 credits
  • ITDS 2134: Materials and Methods in Interior Design (Area II) – 3 credits
  • Curriculum for Liberal Education Requirement (Area IV) – 3 credits
  • 15 Total Credits

summer semester, year 2

  • ITDS 3954: Study Abroad – Interior Design – 3 credits

year 3: fall + spring semesters

fall semester, year 3

  • ITDS 3044: Interior Design III – 6 credits
  • ITDS 3176: Building Systems for Interior Design – 3 credits
  • Free Elective – 3 credits
  • Curriculum for Liberal Education Requirement (Area III)  – 3 credits
  • 15 total credits

spring semester, year 3

  • ITDS 3054: Interior Design IV – 6 credits
  • ITDS 4554: Contemporary Practice in Interior Design – 3 credits
  • ITDS 3184: Construction Documents for Interior Design – 3 credits
  • Curriculum for Liberal Education Requirement (Area III)  – 3 credits
  • 15 total credits

year 4: fall + spring semesters

fall semester, year 4

  • ITDS 4044: Interior Design V – 6 credits
  • Professional Elective – 3 credits
  • Professional Elective – 3 credits
  • Free Elective – 3 credits
  • 15 total credits

spring semester, year 4

  • ITDS 4054: Interior Design VI – 6 credits
  • Professional Elective – 3 credits
  • Free Elective – 3 credits
  • 12 total credits

120 total required credits

degree checksheets