Typical Course Sequence | Interior Architecture

Typical Course Sequence

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture is a 4-year, first professional degree, requiring 120 semester hours of credit for completion, effective Fall 2019

Download the IARc Undergraduate Curriculum Typical Course Sequence [pdf]

First Year

Fall
IAR 101 Basic Environmental Design I 4
IAR 110 Design Visualization I 2
IAR 124 Intro to Sustainable Design 3 
ENG 101* Composition  
12 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 Environmental Design III 
IAR 211 Visual Communication I 
IAR 222 History and Theory of Design II 
GEC Course* 3
14 hrs.

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


Third Year**

Fall
IAR 301 Interior Architecture I 6
IAR 311 Computer-Aided Design 3
IAR 334 Light and Sound 3
GEC Course with Lab*  
16 hrs.

Spring
IAR 302 Interior Architecture II 6
IAR 333 IAR Construction & Bldg. Systems 3
IAR 331 Social and Behavioral Aspects 3
GEC Course* 3
15 hrs.


Summer                                                                                                                                                                                 (Between third and fourth year)
IAR 452 Internship 3


Fourth Year**

Fall
IAR 411 Interior Architecture III 6                                                                                                                                    
IAR 451 Professional Practice in IAR
IARc Experience*** 3
GEC Course* 3
15 hrs.

Spring
IAR 412 Interior Architecture IV 
IARc Experience*** 6
GEC Course* 3

15 hrs.


*Denotes a General Education Curriculum (GEC) course. See the UNCG University Catalog for details and requirements for the General Education Curriculum.

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

***IARc Experience (9 hrs) 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.)