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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Design

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

This degree prepares students who will eventually seek a master's degree or a position as a professional designer. The BFA program is a rigorous and competitive one. Portfolios are reviewed in the spring semester for fall admission to Junior standing in this degree program.

Applicants to the BFA program must receive a positive recommendation following review of a portfolio submitted by the applicant. For BFA portfolio review consideration, a student must be enrolled in or have successfully completed DESN 241, 242, 245 and 255 with a "C" or better. Students may apply to the BFA program when they have completed a minimum of 53 units, but may not apply after they have completed more than a maximum of 96 units.

Contact department for details of portfolio submission and review process.

Admission Under Impaction

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/impacted_major.html.

Requirements

132 units, including 90 units for the major.

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • AH 111A Survey of Western Art I (3)
    Prerequisite: One GE Foundation course
  • AH 111B Survey of Western Art II (3)
    Prerequisite: One GE Foundation course
  • DESN 120A Fundamentals of Design (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • DESN 120B Fundamentals of Design (3)
    Prerequisite: 120A or consent of instructor
  • DESN 132A Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • DESN 132B Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    Prerequisites: 132A or consent of instructor
  • DESN 141 Interior Architectural Drafting (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • DESN 142 Beginning Space Planning (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 120A, 132A and 141 or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 143 Materials of Interiors (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 142 or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 151 Industrial Design Materials and Tools (2)
    Prerequisite: None
  • DESN 232A Visualization Techniques (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B or consent of instructor
  • DESN 241 Design Drawing and Processes (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 142 and 232A or consent of instructor
  • DESN 242 Interior Architectural Model Building (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B, 142 and 151 or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 244 Lighting Design for Interior Architecture (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B and 142 or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 245 Building Systems for Interior Architecture (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 142 or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 246 Computer-Aided Drafting (3)
    Prerequisite: DESN 141 or consent of instructor
  • DESN 255 2D Computer-Aided Graphics (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 150 or 141 or consent of instructor

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • DESN 341A Interior Design (4)
    Prerequisites: DESN 241, 242, 244, 245, 246 and Junior standing in the Interior Design program or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 341B Interior Design (4)
    Prerequisites: DESN 341A and Junior standing in the Interior Design program or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 342 Interior/Architectural Presentations (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 232A, 241, Junior standing in the Interior Design program and concurrent enrollment in DESN 341A or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 343 Advanced Drafting and Detailing (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 242, 245 and Junior standing in the Interior Design program or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 346 Computer-Aided Design – 3D Modeling (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 151, 232A, 246; and for BFA: DESN 242; and for BA: DESN 255; or consent of instructor
  • DESN 367 History and Theory of Architecture (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
  • DESN 369 History of Furniture and Decorative Arts (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
  • DESN 440 Prof Practices for Interior Architecture (3)
    Corequisite: DESN 441A or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 441A Advanced Interior Design (4)
    Prerequisites: DESN 341B, 343 or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 441B Advanced Interior Design (4)
    Prerequisite: DESN 441A or consent of instructor.

Take a minimum of 6 units chosen from the following:

  • DESN 300, 333A, 344A/B, 351A/B, 352A/B, 360A/B, 366, 368, 370, 435A/B, 490, 495, 499H

A total of 132 units is required for degree completion. Students must achieve "C" or better in each course required by the major.

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