Art - Area of Emphasis in Interior Design - B.F.A.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): ARTS 2100 or ARTS 2100E or MATH 1060 


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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): ARHI 2400 or ARHI 2400E or ARHI 2411H 


Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): ARHI 2300 or ARHI 2300E or ARHI 2311H 
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
ARST 1040
ARST 1050 or ARST 1050H 
ARST 1060
ARST 1080
ARID 2020 or ARST 2020 
ARID 2110
ARID 3420

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Entrance Requirements
Students will be provisional majors (I-Art 3088) until they have completed ARST 1050 (or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060, and ARST 1080 (with a grade of C (2.0) or better), and have been accepted into the Interior Design concentration through portfolio review. Students entering with pre-existing college credit must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Completion of Core Areas I-V should be done simultaneously with the completion of the 4-year B.F.A. program. This is a high-demand major. After meeting the entrance requirements, students will be selected based on the following high-demand selection criteria. 
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
  • Completion of, or current enrollment in, ARHI 2400 (or ARHI 2411H), ARST 1050 (or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060, ARST 1080, and either ARID 2020 or ARST 2020 
  • Portfolio review

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    Major Requirements

    A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
    Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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    Required Courses (48 hours)
    (Minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or better required.)
    ARID 2210
    ARID 3110
    ARID 3120
    ARID 3125
    ARID 3210
    ARID 3220
    ARID 3310
    ARID 3320
    ARID 3330
    ARID 3340
    ARID 3410
    ARID 4010 or approved study abroad course* 
    ARID 4100/6100 or ARID 3130 (Cortona Study Abroad)
    ARID 4110
    ARID 4650
    or ARST 4995

    *Students who study abroad are not required to take ARID 4010; however, they are required to replace the hours with an approved elective. 
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    Major Electives (12 hours)
    Choose nine (9) hours of studio electives: ARST, ARID, or ARGD 2000-level or above* (except ARGD 3070) or approved studio courses from other disciplines.
    Choose three (3) hours of 3000-level ARHI courses. 

    *Non-equivalent transfer courses (ARST 1T01 to ARST 5T99) will not satisfy this requirement
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    (This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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