* Students are not being admitted to this program beginning fall 2015; however, students can pursue a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design.
The undergraduate Interior Design Program is a cultural laboratory of critical discourse and inquiry into contemporary design issues. Students engage in topics ranging from social issues, sustainability, human factors and theory to current market and industry trends, design as an "agent of for social change," and professional practices and skill sets.
The Corcoran's studio culture provides a collaborative experience, allowing design students to become part of a community of professional designers and educators. Faculty members—professional designers, themselves—serve as mentors, teachers and creative directors to students throughout their undergraduate studies. The studio spaces offer an immersive work environment through instruction, demonstration, discussion, critique and visiting designers lecture series.
Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design program form constructive relationships with their peers and faculty as class sizes remain intimate with 18 students or less.
Students are also encouraged to join student groups in professional design organizations, which assist students in developing professional networking opportunities and industry connections. Groups also offer scholarships to professional events and organize community fundraisers that unite students and working professionals. These groups include the AIGA DC Student Chapter, the United States Green Building Council Student Chapter and the American Society of Interior Designers Student Chapter.
The following curriculum is for legacy students, defined as those students who began taking classes at the Corcoran prior to the fall 2015 semester. Students enrolled beginning in fall 2015, should contact Nadia Volchanksy Nieves about other program options.
As in other undergraduate design programs at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, the curriculum focuses on design processes, methods, communication strategies and professional skill sets.
Year 1 Courses
- CAH 1090 Art History I: Art Now, Contemporary Perspectives in the Visual Arts
- CAH 1091 Art History II: Historical Perspectives in the Visual Arts
- CAS 1110 Writing I
- CAS 1120 Writing II
- CDM 1200 Design Fundamentals I
- CDM 1201 Design Fundamentals II
- CFN 1090 First Year Studio I
- CFN 1091 First Year Studio I
Years 2, 3 and 4 Courses
- CID 2090 Interior Design Studios I
- CID 2091 Interior Design Studios II
- CID 3090 Interior Design Studios III
- CID 3091 Interior Design Studios IV
- CID 4090 Interior Design Senior Thesis I
- CID 4091 Interior Design Senior Thesis II
- CID 2000 Perspective and Interior Rendering
- CID 3100 Interior Lighting Design
- CID 3110 Materials, Finishes, Methods
- CAH 2025 20th Century Art
- CAH 3030 History of Architecture and Interior Design
- CAH 3060 History of Design
- CAS 2000 Humanities I
- CAS 2010 Humanities II
- Digital 3D Design
- Professional Practices for Interior Design
Sample Studio Elective Courses
- CID 5100 Color Theory for Interiors
- CID 5150 Representation/Documentation
- CID 4600 Selected Topics: Restaurant Design
- CID 6250 Resume + Portfolio Design
- CID 3900 Interior Design Internship
- CID 3050 AutoCAD/ CID 3060 Revit
Courses subject to change.