Admission Requirements (Effective Fall 2018)
The Department of Home Furnishings and Interior Design has created three diagnostic courses for its two professional programs (INT/FMD) that introduce students to foundational history and theory (e.g., elements and principles of design), the design process, and the opportunity to apply this information in an entry-level studio that focuses on creative three-dimensional problem-solving. Upon completion of these three courses (INT 1100, 1220, 1280), students must submit a portfolio of their work before being formally accepted into either major.
For Portfolio Review, students submit a portfolio of work that consists of selected projects from the freshman-level foundation courses. Faculty will evaluate the quality of the portfolio of work along with the student’s professional behavior (attendance, work ethic, ability to accept constructive criticism) and overall GPA. The program does not have a quota and can accept all students that meet the department’s standards. It is, however, unlikely that students will pass Portfolio Review if the student has a cumulative GPA below 2.5 or a grade of C-or below is received in either of the two foundational courses. Students must pass both courses to be eligible to apply for admission into the major. Students may retake the course and reapply at the end of that semester; however, students may not apply to the program more than twice.
After formal acceptance into the major, students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or higher in all required major-specific courses to advance in the program.