The Interior Architecture minor provides a means for students majoring in architecture or landscape architecture to broaden their expertise as designers while exposing students with other majors to courses that integrate design thinking and place making with human behavior and function.
Degree Requirements (26 Credits Minimum)
- Subject Area (Non-Studio): 4 credits
- Architectural Design (Studio): 6 credits (for Architecture or Landscape Architecture majors only)
- Subject Area Electives:
- 16 credits for architecture majors
- 22 credits for all other majors
Subject Area (Non-Studio) Requirements
IARC 204 Understanding Contemporary Interiors
Architectural Design (Studio) Requirement (6 credits)
One studio course is required for School of Architecture and Environment majors only. This studio may also count for major credits.
IARC 484 Intermediate Interior Design Studio
IARC 486 Furniture Design Studio
IARC 487 Working Drawings Studio*
The studio requirement applies to School of Architecture and Environment majors only. Students outside of the School of Architecture and Environment may not take studio courses, with the exception of product design majors who are eligible to take studio after completing the introductory design studio sequence in their major.
Elective Courses (SAE Majors: 16 Credits, Non-Majors: 22 Credits)
For students majoring in architecture, 16 elective credits are required. For all other students, 22 elective credits are required.
*—Courses which are not able to be taken by students outside of the Department of Architecture, with the exception of landscape architecture and material and product studies majors who are eligible to take studio after completing the introductory design studio sequence in their major.
^—Prerequisites for IARC 473: IARC 471: Interior Construction Systems and IARC 472: Interior Finishes and Design Application or ARCH 462: Wood and Steel Building Systems and ARCH 470: Building Construction. IARC 473 is a companion course to IARC 487: Working Drawings and should be taken concurrently.
It is possible to take other interior architecture courses and apply them to the minor with the permission of the instructor or academic advisor (For example: IARC 407 seminars and IARC 410 courses)
Architecture history courses (ARH subject heading) may be counted toward the minor: up to 8 credits for students within the Department of Architecture and up to 13 credits for students outside of the Department of Architecture. Courses besides ARH 314 or 315 may be taken once prerequisites are passed. Courses should be selected from the Department of Architecture’s list of ARH courses that fulfill the history requirement for architecture majors.