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Interior Design

The Interior Design minor was designed to expand the current job opportunities of BS graduates of the Architectural Technology (BS-AT) curriculum housed in the Department of Architecture and Design. Currently, BS-AT graduates will be well prepared for advanced technician or intern positions in Architecture offices or a wide range of disciplines related to the building industry including, but not limited to, engineering, sales/manufacturing, and construction.

The Interior Design minor will add an important skills set to the portfolio of the BS-AT graduate. Students will receive instruction in technical areas such as color, lighting, acoustics, fabrics and furniture and apply them in the design studio. Satisfactory completion of this coursework will broaden employment opportunities for graduates to include interior design, facilities management, and corporate space planning offices, or similar divisions of architectural firms.

A student can declare this minor after a minimum of 34 hours is completed in the BS-Architectural Technology program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.


Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ARCH 1433Fabrics and Furniture3
ARCH 1443Color, Lighting, and Acoustics3
ARCH 2204Interior Design I4
DSGN 2304Interior Design II4
*BUAD 4004Ess. of Entrepr. & Sm. Business Mgnt.4
 Total Number of Credit Hours18

*DSGN 2223 History of Interiors and CIAT 4423 Portfolio I (this course is no longer offered) may be substituted for BUAD 4004 with permission.

The minor must be completed with an overall GPA of 2.5 in all courses taken at Alfred State. At least 12 credit hours of the minor must consist of courses not required by the BS-Architectural Program. A maximum of 9 credit hours of transfer credit will be permitted. For complete details, please contact the Architecture and Design department chair at 607-587-4698.