The mission of the School of Interior Design is to create an environment for aspiring designers to rigorously engage in student centered learning by providing a strong foundation in interior design within the context of a liberal arts education in a distinctly Christian community. Additionally, the curriculum seeks to foster the development of the technical processes, conceptual and perceptual skills, creative problem solving, project management skills, self-discipline, environmental responsibility and professional ethics essential for graduates to practice Interior Design with a global perspective in a world market.
All Interior Design students are admitted to the major and must initiate the program sequence in the Fall semester to track into the required Interior Design courses.
Upon successful completion of five introductory Interior Design courses (ID 101, ID 151, ID 152, ID 251, and ID 252 with a minimum 2.75 GPA, and ART 105 and ART 106 with a minimum of 2.5 GPA; and successful Sophomore Review process, the student may proceed with upper-level Interior Design courses.
Continuation of Enrollment: Due to the sequential curriculum outcomes, a student who withdraws from the Interior Design curriculum must reapply for readmission under the catalog requirements at the date of being reinstated into the program. The student must schedule appointment with the Dean, School of Interior Design, be in good standing in Interior Design courses (minimum 2.75 GPA).
No grade below “C” in a course required for the major or minor (including cognates and specified electives) will count toward satisfying that course requirement. This policy does not refer to general education requirements or elective courses.
Sophomore Juried Portfolio Review: in the spring term of the sophomore year faculty evaluate sophomore standing student’s portfolio. The student’s continuation in the interior design program is based upon the following:
1. Student’s own Progress and Evolution Assessment and Career Goal Statement in Interior Design.
2. Presentation of an Interior Design Portfolio; Only work completed at Anderson University from ID 101, ID 151, ID 152, ID 251, ID 252, ART 105 and ART 106, currently enrolled in ID 253, ID 254, and ID 255.
3. A minimum 2.75 GPA in ID 101, ID 151, ID 152, ID 251 , and ID 252 and minimum 2.5 GPA in ART 105 and ART 106
4. A student must achieve the designation of “Good Standing” and successful completion of the interview with review board.
Senior Review and Exhibition: To receive the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design degree, all students must participate in Senior Review and Exhibition in the semester of anticipated graduation. Senior Reviews and Exhibitions occur only in May and December.