Jul 13, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Interior Architecture Major (B.F.A.)


Major code BF5198 (in person)
Major code BF5202 (online) 

College of Fine Arts  
School of Art + Design   
Seigfred Hall 528
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4290
www.ohio.edu/fine-arts/art

Nic Campbell, Division Coordinator, BFA Interior Architecture: Athens Campus
ncampbell@ohio.edu
Lynnette Bush Clouse, Division Coordinator, BFA Interior Architecture: OHIO Online Program
clouse@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Whether as intimate and familiar as a home or as dramatic and monumental as an international airport, our surroundings have a significant impact on the way we live. Interior designers recognize the importance of this impact. They create distinct, responsive, functional, and dynamic environments for living and working. These environments are shaped through the understanding and application of theories related to programming, ergonomics, anthropometrics, egress, building codes, green design as well as formal aspects of architecture and furniture. As an Interior Architecture major at Ohio University, you can learn how these elements combine to meet the physical, psychological, social, and intellectual needs of people in a variety of settings. Students who successfully complete the portfolio review process become part of the Interior Architecture Program. This program uses traditional drawing, model making, and computer-based design software in the development and planning of interior space. The Interior Architecture design studios foster a creative and productive workspace for all majors with 24/7 access. 

Online Degree Option: Harnessing technology and leveraging the idea of the virtual studio, the B.F.A. in Interior Architecture - OHIO Online responds to the realities of 21st century professional practice and prepares graduates for careers in interior design which are increasingly international in their reach and honors the tradition that design draws inspiration from ideas and materials that originate from around the globe.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All incoming first year students who wish to pursue a degree in Art +Design are encouraged to submit a portfolio for talent scholarship consideration.  Students who wish to pursue a BFA degree in Studio Art, Interior Architecture or Graphic Design should submit a portfolio at the time of application.  All students will have the opportunity to submit an updated portfolio for program and concentration application during the fall and spring semesters. 

Change of Program Policy

Current Ohio University Undergraduate students wish to begin pursuing a degree in the School of Art+ Design should complete the application to the BFA programs offered in Fall and Spring.  Students who are unsure of BFA concentration can elect to begin their studies through the BA in Studio Art and apply to a concentration the following term.  Students who elect to pursue the BA in Studio Art may update their program plan without a portfolio review.

External Transfer Admission

All incoming transfer students who wish to pursue a degree in Art +Design are encouraged to submit a portfolio for talent scholarship consideration. Students who wish to pursue a BFA degree in Studio Art, Interior Architecture or Graphic Design should submit a portfolio at the time of application. All students will have the opportunity to submit an updated portfolio for program and concentration application during the fall and spring semesters. 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

For more than 30 years, Ohio University’s Interior Architecture program has been preparing graduates for successful careers in residential and commercial design, as well as in related areas such as lighting, visual display, sales and showroom management.

Requirements 

University-wide Graduation Requirements


Ohio University requires completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for conferral of a bachelor’s degree. However, the Interior Architecture major requires a minimum of 128 semester hours. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other university-wide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – University-wide  page.

School of Art + Design Requirements


All majors in the School of Art + Design (B.A. and B.F.A. degrees) require an accumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.75 GPA in the major.

Studio Art & Interior Architecture Foundation Courses


Complete the following courses:

Art History


Complete one 2000-level Art History course from the following:

Related Courses


Complete a total of 9 credits from the following courses: