2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Sep 19, 2021  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental and Interior Design, BFA

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Sarah Redmore, sgredmor@syr.edu
Department of Design, The Warehouse, 6th floor, 315-443-2455

Through the exploration of the art and architecture of environmental design, students solve problems in a broad range of built environments. Students work closely with faculty in a studio environment similar to the professional design office experience. The curriculum and projects support the professional, multidisciplinary philosophy and foster the creation of humane, sustainable environments for people. Visualization and communications skills, as well as a strong technical component, provide a basis for the education of designers who will become creative problem solvers and leaders in various fields of interior design.

Students receive a broad liberal arts education in conjunction with studio courses in fine arts and crafts to complement their work in environmental and interior design. A sensitivity to the concerns of people, sustainable design practices and an understanding of the business of design contribute to their overall competence. Individual work experiences and actual and collaborative projects in the community and with industry expose students to current and future issues.

The program shares courses, design laboratories, and studios with other disciplines in the Department of Design and a close relationship with professional designers, design societies, and manufacturers. Students and the program have received many national and international design awards. The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Students are encouraged to spend a semester abroad in their junior year at SU’s Design in London program or working on special projects and internships in Syracuse and around the world.

Prospective students without art and design backgrounds and portfolios may apply directly to the program and matriculate through the freshman EDI curriculum.

Major Requirements

Foundation 18-30

Studio concentration 36-48

Design/Art history and Theory 9

Academic electives 15

Studio electives 15

Academic or Studio electives 6

Required Electives 6

Academic requirement 3

Total 120

First-Year Track

*Students entering through environmental and interior design first-year track, must take EDI 143 , EDI 144 , EDI 145  and EDI 146  and two studio electives in the freshman year. Students entering with portfolios through the art foundation first-year track must take FND 111 , FND 113 , FND 115 , FND 117  and EDI 144  and EDI 146  in the freshman year.

Total Credits: 15-18

First Year, Spring Semester

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Junior Year, Spring Semester

Total Credits: 15

Senior Year, Fall Semester

Total Credits: 15

Senior Year, Spring Semester

Total Credits: 15

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