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Interior Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The curriculum of the M. Wilhelmina Boldt Interior Design program combines general education classes, known as the University’s Liberal Arts Core, with professionally directed coursework to develop practitioners with a commitment to critical thinking, lifelong learning, and concern for the well-being of people and the environment. The combined coursework provides a broad understanding of human needs within the built environment as required for practice. They also foster an interdisciplinary approach to design and establish a foundation for lifelong learning.
Your coursework in the major integrates aesthetic theory, architectural principles, human-behavior concepts, technology, business practices, and sustainable design. In the classroom, your focus will be on design knowledge and skills, as well as a comprehensive design process with emphasis upon the development of programming skills. This includes proficiencies that address client goals and needs, graphic and written communication, problem solving, critical thinking, ethics, and social responsibility. Although industry-standard computer software is taught, drafting and freehand sketching skills are emphasized for effective design communication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission for national students, but it is advised that they apply before the 1st of March.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Two-Dimensional Design 
  • Introduction to Interior Design and Theory 
  • Freehand Drafting 
  • Color Theory 
  • Sketching and Rendering for Ideas 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed Application with the $40 application fee. 
  • Certified official, original transcripts showing all courses and grades for each year of high school. Transcripts not in English must be sent in the native language with a certified English translation.
  • If applicable, include official results and certificates of completion from national secondary school examinations such as GCSE/GCE, CBSE, CXC/CSEC and WAEC.
  • Letter of Recommendation from your school principal, teacher, or academic adviser. This letter must be written in or translated to English.
  • Students who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale do not need to submit their SAT or ACT scores for admissions consideration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arlington

  • 983 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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