Interior Design History

The concentration in interior design history is available to students interested in design and culture. The courses designated for the concentration are part of the professional studies in interior design within the Department of Interior Design. Moreover, the courses serve to inform the students about the importance of the global community, especially sociocultural groups, and the impact of the global community on the design of the interior environment.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Students must have an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher and achieve a minimum 2.50 GPA in concentration classes.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • To enhance the understanding of the subject matter, the selected courses are sequential in nature and require certain prerequisites. Consequently, students should carefully note the semester in which any of these courses are offered.
  • * Summer study abroad course, offered in summer term only.
  • ** Course offered only in fall sessions.
  • *** Course offered only in spring sessions.

Core 12 Hours Required

DSC 101 Design Awareness, HU & G (3)

INT 111 Interior Design Issues and Theories, HU (3)**

INT 310 History of Interior Design I, HU & H (3)** (Prerequisites: ARS 102 with C or better)

INT 311 History of Interior Design II, HU & H (3)*** (Prerequisites: INT 310 with C or better)

Upper Division Elective 6 Hours Required

INT 412 History of Decorative Arts in Interiors, HU (3)** (Prerequisite: INT 311 with C or better)

INT 413 History of Textiles in Interior Design (3)*** (Prerequisite: INT 412 with C or better)

INT 415 Latin American Design** (3)

INT 494 Special Topics: Design and Context OR Contemporary Design Issues in Europe* (3)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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