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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Minor in Interior Design Studies (Minors)

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements INDSNSTMIN


The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Courses.
    1. Beginning Studio. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-D 170 Interior Design Studio I
    2. Architectural Drawing. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-D 264 Digital Architectural Drawing
  2. Intermediate Studio. One (1) course:
    • SOAD-D 271 Interior Design Studio II
    • SOAD-D 272 Interior Design Studio III
  3. Interior Design History and Theory. One (1) course:
    • SOAD-D 365 Architectural, Interior, and Furniture Design Studies
  4. Advanced Electives. Six (6) credit hours:
    • SOAD-D 300 Design, Culture, Context, and Diversity
    • SOAD-D 321 Design History I
    • SOAD-D 322 Design History II
    • SOAD-D 323 Design History III
    • SOAD-D 360 Building Detailing and Systems
    • SOAD-D 366 Lighting Interior Spaces
    • SOAD-D 394 Advanced Digital Architectural Drawing
    • SOAD-D 485 Advanced Special Topics in Interior Design
    • SOAD-X 490 Independent Study in Interior Design
  5. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the SOAD-D subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (INDSBS1)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.