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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

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.

Policies

The following are curriculum policies established by Drexel University:

For additional information, please speak with the Associate Program Director or the Westphal College Office of Student Services

Recent News

2019 Exhibition of Work

May 28, 2019

The end of spring term is rapidly approaching, and for many students, this is the busiest time of year. It’s impossible not to feel enormous pride in the creative and accomplished work that is the culmination of years of hard work and study. This year's Senior Show Exhibitions of Work include Entertainment & Arts Management, Fashion Design, Digital Media, Music Industry, Film & Television, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Design & Merchandising, Screenwriting & Playwriting, Animation & Visual Effects, and Product Design.

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2019 Charrette: Re-Imagining Streets as Pedestrian Spaces

Mar 11, 2019

Over the past several years, the Department of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism and the Department of Design have hosted a series of weekend charrettes aimed at engaging students with the ways in which design can address both public space and community dynamics at a both local and global scales. This year, the Interdisciplinary Design Charrette, set to take place on April 12-15, 2019, will be led by Lim Hyeung-Nam and Roh Eun-Joo, partners in the award-winning design firm studio GAON.

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