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Curriculum

Drexel's undergraduate program in interior design is a four-year, first professional degree program that confers a Bachelor of Science degree. The program is a full-time, day program requiring a total of 189 credits in Drexel's quarter-based system. Students may opt to develop their individual interests in a second field of inquiry by declaring a minor.

The following plans of study are linked to the Course Catalog and are for review purposes only. Several factors influence the sequencing of those courses including: transfer credits, AP credits, academic year entering the program and programmatic changes. Students should refer to their individualized DegreeWorks account and consult with their Academic Advisor to ensure they meet all degree requirements in a timely manner.

Course Requirements and Plan of Studies

The following plans of study are linked to Course Catalog are for review purposes only. Several factors influence the sequencing of courses, including: transfer credits, AP credits, co-op cycles, study abroad and programmatic changes. Students should refer to their individualized DegreeWorks account and consult with their Academic Advisor to ensure they meet all degree requirements in a timely manner.Interior Design Curriculum

Academic Advisor

Westphal College Office of Student Services

Kate Walbert, Academic Advisor for the Interior Design Program

Required Courses

Senior Projects in Interior Design

Senior project is a three quarter capstone taken in the senior year of the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Program. Throughout the course of a year, students develop an independent interior design project from research, precedent studies, and programming through to complete design development.  This experience allows the student to explore a unique area of interest and acquire the specific knowledge associated with that area of interest.  The development of a project binder that includes the study of literature, case/precedent studies, program definition, analysis and site selection study comprises the first part of the projects. Students then work with a faculty advisor to develop a design solution that addresses the issues identified through the research and continue on to develop three-dimensional interior spaces, utilizing all of their accumulated design and planning skills.

Study Abroad

Students majoring in Interior Design have several options for study abroad including summer term study abroad opportunities in places like Prague and London. In addition to traditional full term study abroad, interiors students can also participate in shorter studies. Seven-week Design Studio and Furniture Design experiences are available through the Danish Institute of Study Abroad (DIS) where students are exposed to and work side-by-side with design and architecture students from all over the world.

The Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism also offers “Fall Break In” programs where students complete an in-depth and accelerated elective course. Drexel professors guide these 2-3 week tours to Barcelona, Paris or Rome. These tours provide opportunities for students to travel with a small group of friends and colleagues while introducing them to the rich history, art and architecture of the most notable historic and contemporary sites in major cities across Europe.

Featured Student Project

Danning Liang Senior Thesis

Recent News

Marilynne Rose

Jun 21, 2017

Teaching Professor Marilynne Rose has been a major contributor to our nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate Interior Design programs for many years. She is universally admired by colleagues in her department and beyond for her talents as a working designer, and as a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher who has taught almost every course in the Interior’s extensive curriculum.

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Karin Kuenstler

Jun 21, 2017

Associate Dean Karin Kuenstler has been an important leader of this College for more than three decades. As the long-serving Department Head of Design she oversaw the Interior Design, Fashion Design, and Design & Merchandising programs.

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