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Interior Design - Two-Year Associate Degree Program - Fall 2012 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2012 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Interior Design, a CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited program, offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for careers as interior designers with design, architectural, and similar firms, or as freelance designers, draftspersons, or renderers. Interior Design major transfer credits are subject to departmental approvals, considered only from CIDA-accredited programs.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA ID 115 Interior Design Studio I 4
ID 121 Survey of Interior Design 2
ID 133 Presentation Techniques I 1.5
ID 157 Drafting for Interior Design 1.5
RELATED AREA CG 111 Survey of Computer Graphics 1
and CD 113 Three-Dimensional Design G6 1.5
or FA 141 Drawing I G6 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS EN 121 English Composition G1 3
HA 112 History of Western Art & Civ. G5 3

Semester 2
MAJOR AREA ID 116 Interior Design Studio II 4
ID 134 Presentation Techniques II 1.5
ID 158 Perspective Drawing 1.5
ID 253 AutoCAD I 1.5
RELATED AREA FA 142 Drawing II G6 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art & Civ.* 3
choice see Requirements* 3

Semester 3
MAJOR AREA ID 212 Interior Design Studio III 4
ID 221 Interior Design: 1650-1850 2.5
ID 241 Lighting Design I 1.5
ID 243 Materials/Methods of Int. Const. I 1.5
ID 255 AutoCAD II 1.5
RELATED AREA TS 122 Textile Principles for Int. Design 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6

Semester 4
MAJOR AREA ID 214 Interior Design Studio IV 4
ID 222 Interior Design: 1850-1950 2.5
ID 254 Interior Design Working Drawings 2
ID 262 Professional Practice I 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
ELECTIVE choice General elective 1.5-3

TOTAL Minimum Required

MAJOR AREA: 39 credits
RELATED AREA: 5.5 credits
LIBERAL ARTS: 24 credits
ELECTIVE: 1.5-3 credits
Health and/or Phys. Ed: 2 credits
TOTAL Minimum Required: 72 credits


A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.


English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1) (Prerequisite: College-level English as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and
CHOICE of EN 231, 232, 233, 236, 241, 242, 244, 245, or 253.

History of Art & Civilization: 3 credits
CHOICE of HA 111, 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311, or 314 (any one of these meets G7).

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
CHOICE of MA 142, 161, 213, 222, 231, or 331 (any one of these meets G2).

Science: 3-5 credits
CHOICE of SC 111, 112, 121, 122, 045/145, 253, 326, or 032/332 (any one of these meets G3).

Social Sciences: 6 credits
CHOICE of two: SS 131, 141, 151, or 171 (any one of these meets G4).


Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Interior Design and Toy Design, and the Bachelor of Science program in Textile Development & Marketing.

By completing certain course requirements before the seventh semester, graduates may also apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science program in Home Products Development

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