Typical Course Sequence

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture is a four year professional degree, requiring 127 semester hours of credit minimum for completion.

Download the IARc Undergraduate Curriculum [pdf]

First Year

Fall
IAR 101 Basic Environmental Design I 4
IAR 110 Design Visualization I 3
ART 100 Art History (GEC) 3 
ENG 101* Composition (GEC) 
13 hrs. 

Spring
IAR 102 Basic Environmental Design II 
IAR 112 Design Visualization II 3
IAR 221 History and Theory of Design I 
GEC Course* 
GEC Course* 3
16 hrs.


Second Year

Fall
IAR 201 Basic Environmental Design III 
IAR 211 Visual Communication I 
IAR 222 History and Theory of Design II 
GEC Course* 3
GEC Course* 3
17 hrs.

Spring
IAR 202 Basic Environmental Design IV 6
IAR 212 Visual Communication II 
IAR 332 Interior Architecture MaterialsI 
GEC Course* 3
GEC Course* 3
17 hrs.


Third Year**

Fall
IAR 301 Interior Architecture I 6
IAR 331 Social and Behavioral Aspects 
IAR 334 Light and Sound I 3
GEC Course*(Natural Science w/Lab) 3-4 
15- 16 hrs.

Spring
IAR 302 Interior Architecture II 6
IAR 311 Computer Aided Design*** 3
IAR 333 IA Construction & Bldg. Systems 3
IAR 451 Professional Practice in Int. Arch. 
15 hrs.


Summer

(Between Third and Fourth Year)
IAR 452 Internship 4


Fourth Year

Fall
IAR 411 Interior Architecture III 6
IARc Experience**** 6
GEC Course* 3
15 hrs.

Spring
IAR 412 Interior Architecture IV 
IARc Experience**** 3
GEC Course* 3
GEC Course* 3
15 hrs.


*denotes a General Education Curriculum (GEC) course. See the UNCG Undergraduate Bulletin for details and requirements for the General Education Curriculum.

**Students may choose to study abroad sometime during their 3rd and 4th years for a semester or a year. Students planning to study abroad need to consult with the IAR Study Abroad Coordinator to adjust the course sequence.

***IAR311 may be taken in the Spring, Summer, or Fall of Third or Fourth Year when offered.

****The IARc Experience (9 s.h.) offers students opportunities for educational experiences beyond the classroom in the form of study abroad, field study, practicum, design thesis, concentrated electives, or a second internship.

(This sequence is intended to represent a typical schedule. Actual schedules will vary from student to student according to prior education, availability of classes, attendance of summer sessions, etc.)