The study of Interior Design focuses on the Developing each students creativity by intersecting it with visual, technical, and architectural design principles. Mastery of these principles will enhance a student’s understanding of space, creativity, and art. while encouraging each person’s own imagination allowing students to correctly channel and focus ideas, avoid clichés, and collect new stimuli.

The bachelor’s degree curriculum has been designed with an innovative foundation in both classic interior design and architectural rendering that will allow students to become practitioners in the field. The faculty of the Interior Design program believe that a study of contemporary culture and social principles are crucial for the modern designer.

Students work closely with both classmates and professors to achieve a multi-disciplinary approach to projects, designed to bring an idea from concept to reality. Students will learn to facilitate all phases of a project by working with different departments, professors, and professionals to fully understand all of the complexities and challenges of the real work field.

The Marist-LdM interior design program is equipped to help students through all phases of study and project execution. Class rooms are designed in a studio format to allow creativity and building. A state of the art computer lab is available for digital design and model construction; facilities contain everything necessary to transform an idea into a project.

These facilities are complimented by a team of professionals, architects and designers that are intensely dedicated to their profession and to teaching. Passionate about their field, they involve students in their creative adventures. They seek to share with students not only all their love of this work, but also the difficulties and challenges.

Portfolio Requirement : Students wishing to enter the Interior Design major must submit a portfolio of original work.
Note: A minimum of 30 credits in Liberal Arts is required.

ART 165 History of Architecture (M-ARCH 310)
INT 160 Introduction to Interior Design (M-ITDS 101)
INT 170 Principles of Product Design (M-ITDS 110)
ARC 202/INT 202 20th Century Design and Architecture (M-ITDS 150/ARCH 150)
INT 180 Perspective Drawing and Rendering (M-ITDS 180)
INT 190 CAD for Interior Design I (M-ITDS 210)
INT 290 CAD for Interior Design II (M-ITDS 211)
INT 210 Design for Living Spaces (M-ITDS 215)
INT 293 Product Design (M-ITDS 220)
INT 250 Interior Design (M-ITDS 230)
INT 300 Retail Design (M-ITDS 240)
INT 240 Design Materials (M-ITDS 331)
INT 360 Web Portfolio Presentation (M-ITDS 400)
INT 400 Working Group Project in Interior Design (M-ITDS 410)

For the Architectural History track, ART 291 History of Renaissance Architecture (M-ARCH 220)
and two of the following courses:
ART 248 Architectural History: Italian Urban Design (M-ARCH 250)
ARC 201/ART 201 The Built Environment of Florence (M-ARCH 180)
ARC 260 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture (M-ARCH 210)
ART 282 Florence Villas and Gardens (M-ARCH 240/HST 240)

For the Interior Design track, INT 350 Computer Rendering for Interior Design (M-ITDS 310)
and two of the following courses:
INT 330 Lighting Design (M-ITDS 320)
INT 380 Furniture Design (M-ITDS 350)
INT 390 Exhibit Design (M-ITDS 360)
INT 370 Display Design (M-ITDS 340)
INT 290 CAD for Interior Design II (M-ITDS 211)
INT 350 Computer Rendering for Interior Design (M-ITDS 310)

Technology for the 21st Century (M-CSIS 103, online)
One of the following two courses: ART 180 Art History I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance (M-ART 160) or INT 220 Aesthetics of Design: Theory and Practice (M-ITDS 330)
One of the following two courses: GRA 190 Principles of Drawing for Visual Comm. (M-GRAP 185) or GRA 185 Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals (M-GRAP 101)
One of the following two courses: PDM 190 Fundamentals of Art and Design: Color Theory (M-ART 101) or PDM 130 Principles of Drawing and Composition (M-ART 110)


First Year Seminar and Writing for College (2 courses)
PHR 185 Introduction to Italian Philosophy (M-PHIL 101) (1 course)
Ethics / Religious Studies (1 course)
Fine Arts (fulfilled by major requirements)
History (1 course)
Literature (1 course)
Mathematics (1 course)
Natural Science (1 course)
Social Science (1 course)
Total 36 distribution credits including related field requirements, some of which may be fulfilled by foreign language and culture courses.