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Interior Design

Associate of Applied Science Degree

NOTE: This program is in moratorium and will not be accepting new students

The Interior Design program has been developed to prepare students with a wide variety of skills and competencies for entry into various areas of the design field, ranging from residential to commercial design. Great Falls College MSU is a National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Accredited School. Students will complete 160 internship hours.


Graduates are prepared to:

  • Understand the theory and history of design and apply design principles and elements to their projects.
  • Communicate in the language of interior design using listening, verbal, and written skills to interact with clients.
  • Communicate graphically according to current architectural and NKBA standards using both hand-drafting and AutoCAD techniques.
  • Demonstrate research abilities and critical thinking in space planning, selection of finish materials, and application of codes for residential and commercial projects.
  • Increase their body of knowledge in a wide variety of areas including construction and finish materials, color and lighting technologies, NKBA guidelines, residential and commercial codes, sustainability, and professional practice.
  • Employ creative skills to create presentations of their projects using hand- and CAD drafting and rendering and professional sample boards and finish schedules.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

DescriptionCosts
Tuition and Fees $6,953
Application Fee $30
Lab Fee $14
Program Fee $50
Books/Supplies $2,432
Total $9,478

*

Fall 2017 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.


Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

CodeCourseCredits
COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

First Year
FallCredits
CSTN 173 + Architectural Construction & Materials3
IDSN 101 Intro to Interior Design + 3
IDSN 110 Hist of Int Dsgn I Ancnt-1900 + 3
IDSN 122 Textiles and Interior Finishes + 3
IDSN 130 Interior Design Graphics + 3
Credits15

First Year
Spring
IDSN 111 Hist of Int Dsgn II 1900-Conte *,+ 3
IDSN 131 Presentation Drawing *,+ 3
IDSN 135 Fundamentals of Space Planning *,+ 3
IDSN 225 Light, Color, and Lighting Sys *,+ 3
IDSN 230 Interior Architectural CAD + 4
Credits16


Second Year
Fall
IDSN 232 Advanced Digital Graphics *,+ 2
IDSN 240 Studio I Residential *,+ 4
IDSN 266 Kitchen and Bath I *,+ 3
IDSN 275 Professional Practices *,+ 3
WRIT 101
College Writing I **,+
or Intro to Business Writing
3
Credits15

Second Year
Spring
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
IDSN 250 Studio II Commercial *,+ 4
IDSN 267 Kitchen and Bath II *,+ 3
IDSN 298 Internship/Portfolio *,+ 5
M 108 Business Mathematics **,+ 4
Credits19
Total Credits65


*

Indicates prerequisites needed.

**

Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.

+

A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.