Chaminade’s Environmental + Interior Design program — the only program in the state accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation — seeks to give students the tools they need to bring considerations of the environment into the art and science of interior design.
Our students don’t just seek inspiration from a building, but the land, community and planet.
And we’re proud to say our students are making an impact: Some 95 percent of students who complete our program secure interior design-related positions within 6 months of graduation day.
B.F.A. Environmental + Interior Design
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Environmental + Interior Design (E+ID) is structured to prepare students for a professional career in Interior Design and related fields. Environmental + Interior Design majors are offered a wide range of courses, exposing them to many diverse aspects of the design profession.
The E+ID curriculum is structured to build theoretical and conceptual understanding of the design process as well as foundational skill set competencies. Course delivery types include studio courses, tech apps (technology applications), professional preparation and lecture. The Curriculum emphasizes problem solving, materials research, universal and sustainable design principles, computer skills and professional ethics, as well as the visual arts and classic art and architecture. Students learn to assess and interpret human interaction with the built environment, as well as deciphering building codes – essential to the health, safety & welfare of the general public. E+ID majors are mentored to seek creative, innovative solutions to identify design problems, and to develop safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing spaces in which to work and live.
B.F.A. Environmental + Interior Design Degree Requirements
Seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental + Interior Design (B.F.A.-EID) requires completing a Declaration of Major (DOM) and being accepted as an E+ID major. The DOM form can be completed at the Academic Advising office at any time. Chaminade policy requires a major be declared by the time a student has earned 60 credit hours.
Being accepted to the E+ID program is contingent upon completion of the 200 level courses and passing the CUH-EID Comprehensive Exam and Practicum.
• AR 201 Survey of Art I or AR 202 Survey of Art II
• EID 200 Fundamentals of Interior Design•
• EID 202 Introduction to Technical Drawing
• EID 205 Color for Interiors
• EID 211 Textiles
• EID 216 Design Principles & Interior Composition
• EID 217 Introduction to CAD
• EID 220 Building Systems
• EID 271 Materiality in Design
• EID/GE 335 Socio-Cultural Design
• Successful completion of the CUH-EID Comprehensive Exam and Practicum
• EID 310 History of Furniture & Interior Design
• EID 311 20th Century Architecture & Design
• EID 312 Presentation Methods
• EID 319 Advanced CAD
• EID 321 Programming & Space Planning
• EID 325 Introduction to Lighting Design
• EID 355 Sculpture
• EID 370 Universal Design – Inclusive Environments
• EID 384 Sustainability in Design
• EID 410 Design Business Principles & Practices
• EID 414 Portfolio Preparation
• EID 415 Professional Practice Internship
• EID 470 Senior Studio (Residential)
• EID 471 Senior Studio (Commercial)
Elective (choose one):
• EID 380 Special Topics
• EID 480 Special Topics
• EID 481 Kitchen and Bath Design
• EID 482 Kitchen and Bath Design
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