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    Sep 25, 2020  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interior Design, BFA

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In the Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in interior design, you will learn about computer-aided design, lighting, green and sustainable design, design for special populations, and the history of furniture and architecture, among other subjects.

 Program requirements

Admission requirements

In addition to the university admission requirements, applicants to the College of Visual Arts and Design must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Freshman applicants must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher, or a verbal ACT score of 18 or higher.
  • Transfer freshman applicants (with fewer than 30 hours) must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Transfer applicants with more than 30 hours must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Applicants have the opportunity to submit a one-page support document/image that may be taken into consideration during the admission process. At the time of application, this optional document/image should be submitted to
    • Under exceptional circumstances applicants who do not meet the preceding requirements may be admitted into the College of Visual Arts and Design based on the strength of this optional support document/image.

Interior Design admission and pre-major requirements

Entering students interested in majoring in the College of Visual Arts and Design will be classified as pre-majors.

To be admitted to the interior design major (and to be eligible to enroll in advanced art courses), a pre-major must meet all the following requirements:

30 hours of college courses

Complete a minimum of 30 hours of college courses (including the following).

Portfolio review

Submit a portfolio (as described on the department web site) and pass the sophomore review in the fall semester to gain admittance into ADES 2640 .

GPA requirements

  • Have at least a 2.50 GPA on the required art courses.
  • Have a minimum 2.25 UNT grade point average.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 total semester hours of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Visual Arts and Design  requirements.

Major requirements

Completion of at least 75 hours of art, including an 18-hour art core (required for all design majors):

Minor requirements

No minor is required.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum Requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 111.

Other requirements

  • 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
  • 36 hours of art (including at least 12 advanced hours) must be completed at UNT.
  • Transfer course work substituted for required UNT art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree audit process.
  • A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only a grade of C (2.0) or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.

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