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  • The Associate in Applied Science Interior Design degree is awarded for completion of 65 credits of coursework. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all program requirements in a timely manner. 

    Students may transfer undergraduate credits from other programs or institutions. Depending on the number of transfer credits you bring to the AAS Interior Design program, you can complete your studies in three to four semesters. Most students finish the program in about three semesters. For more information, please contact the Admission Office. 

    Supplementing industry-focused core courses, electives enable you to deepen your understanding of and experience in designing with soft and hard materials, lighting, and sustainable materials and systems. You have opportunities to study a range of historical, theoretical, and related design topics. 

    As a New School student, you also have the opportunity to take electives in related fields like psychology and product design to develop the range of skills required in the future workplace. 

    For a complete listing of courses and course descriptions, visit the university course catalog

    The curriculum chart below reflects the typical course of study in this program. To view curriculum adjustments for the exceptional 2020-2021 academic year, click here.

    Class Scheduling 

    Classes are generally scheduled throughout the day Monday through Friday, with occasional evening sessions. Depending on class schedules, which can vary by semester, students may be required to take courses that are offered only at limited times.

  • Semester 1
    PAGS 1001 Drawing 2
    PAGS 1021 Color Theory 2
    PAID 1030 Drawing Interiors 1: 2D 4
    PAID 1050 Principles of Interior Design 2
    PAID 1211 Drawing Interiors 1: 3D 2
    PLEN 1020 Critical Reading and Writing 1 3
    Subtotal 15
    Semester 2
    PAID 1020 ID Studio 1 4
    PAID 1028 Environmental Design 2
    PLEN 1021 Critical Reading and Writing 2 3
    PAID 1040 ID Histories and Theories 1 3
    Subtotal 17
    Semester 3
    PAID 1021 ID Studio 2 6
    PAID 1070 Construction Documents 2
    Subtotal 16
    Semester 4
    PAID 1022 ID Studio 3 4
    Subtotal 17
    Total Credits

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