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University Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs The George Washington University  



Associate Professor S. Travis (Director)

Assistant Professors E. Speck, N. Evans, C. Anderson, N. Volchansky

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in interior architecture and design—The following requirements must be fulfilled:

1. The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

2. 12 credit hours of fine arts and art history courses, consisting of AH 2145, 2161, and FA 1017, 1021; 60 credit hours of interior architecture and design courses, consisting of IntD 2200 through 4602. The program is available on a full-time basis only.

Note: Enrollment in interior architecture and design courses requires candidacy in the degree program or permission of the program director. A course fee is charged for all IntD courses.

The green leaf indicates that the course addresses environmental, social or economic sustainability.
2200 Studio 1 (6)
  Introduction to the design process through consideration of the theory and application of design principles and elements to specific studies of the built environment.
2201 History of Modern Architecture and Design (3)
  Overview of 20th- and 21st-century architecture, interiors, and furniture of significant and unique houses and smaller commercial buildings.
2202 Sustainability/LEED: Architecture and Design (3)
Consideration of the process by which structures and spaces can be awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and the examination that enables individuals to become LEED-accredited professionals.
2300 Studio 2 (6)
  All phases of design, beginning with development of a concept through producing a complete presentation. How a project evolves from program requirements to a creative and functional interior.
2301 Graphic Communications (3)
  Development of multimedia techniques in rendering. Advanced three-dimensional drawing using rapid visualization techniques, sketching, and constructed drawings.
2302 Digital Drafting and Modeling (3)
  Introduction to CAD technology, two-dimensional drawings, plotting and enhancement of presentations. Use of CAD for the production of construction drawings.
3400 Studio 3 (6)
  Multifaceted and complex problems in commercial design, including codes and regulations pertaining to commercial interiors; development of collaborative learning.
3401 Interior Materials (3)
  All phases of textile production, including standards, testing, and specifications. Properties, regulations, and installation of interior finish materials.
3402 Sketching Architecture and Interiors (3)
  Free-hand sketching developed and applied as a tool in all phases of the creative design process.
4500 Studio 4 (6)
  Continuation and refinement of the design process to further advance conceptual thinking for development of larger-scaled and more complex design problems.
4501 Lighting and Acoustics (3)
  Terminology, concepts, and principles of lighting design. Light and energy, incandescent and gaseous discharge lamps, luminaries, task requirements, measurement and calculations, human factors, and design applications. Acoustic principles as they relate to building design.
4502 Pre-Design for Studio 5 (3)
  Application of advanced topics in design theory; research methodology applied to development of the graduate project.
4600 Studio 5 (6)
  Culmination of skills and knowledge accumulated through the program as demonstrated by development of an interior design project covering all aspects from conception through presentation.
4601 Professional Practice (3)
  Students work with professional interior designers or architects or industry-related professionals, participating in a project-based setting. Roles and responsibilities of the professional interior designer: business procedures, legal implications, ethics, trade relations, designer-client-contractor relations.
4602 Structures and Building Systems (3)
  Organization and preparation of construction documents; methods and materials; and application of codes. Building systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) as related to function and design of interior spaces.

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Information in this bulletin is generally accurate as of fall 2012. The University reserves the right to change courses, programs, fees, and the academic calendar, or to make other changes deemed necessary or desirable, giving advance notice of change when possible.