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 FALL 2019 IARc Undergraduate Curriculum [pdf]

Download the CURRENT IARc Undergraduate Curriculum [pdf]

First Year

Fall
IAR 101 Basic Environmental Design I 4
IAR 110 Design Visualization I 2
IAR 124 Intro to Sustainable Design* (GPR) 3 
ENG 101* Composition (GEC) 
12 hrs. 

Spring
IAR 102 Basic Environmental Design II 
IAR 112 Design Visualization II 3
IAR 221 History and Theory of Design I* (GFA) 
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 331 Social and Behavioral Aspects 
GEC Course* (Natural Science w/Lab) 
16 hrs.

Spring
IAR 302 Interior Architecture II 6
IAR 333 IAR Construction & Bldg. Systems 3

IAR 334 Light and Sound 3
IAR 451 Professional Practice in IAR 
15 hrs.


Summer

(Between third and fourth year)
IAR 452 Internship 3


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 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.

***The 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.)