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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Minor in Interior Design Studies (Minors)

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements INDSNSTMIN

The minor provides students with a broad, introductory exposure to topics foundational to interior design (including studio-based design problem-solving, design history, and design communications), as well as the opportunity either to study additional topics in an exploratory way, or to gain more focused experience with a specific topic area of their choice. The Minor in Interior Design Studies is not a CIDA accredited degree.  Students who complete the minor will gain foundational knowledge about interior design, but will not have the breadth or depth of knowledge required for professional interior design practice. 

Requirements

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 321 Design History I
    • SOAD-D 322 Design History II
    • SOAD-D 323 Design History III
  4. Advanced Electives. Six (6) additional 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. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

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.