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BA in Interior Architecture & Design

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NEW! MA in Interior Architecture & Design

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The Queens University of Charlotte Interior Architecture & Design program provides transformative educational experiences for our students. We nurture intellectual curiosity, promote global understanding, encourage ethical thinking in tune with professional values and processes, and prepare our students for purposeful and fulfilling lives.

Our vision is to be recognized as a leading comprehensive program that is distinguished by its commitment to academic and professional excellence. We do this by teaching awareness, understanding and application of the critical thinking and technical knowledge necessary to embark in the interior design profession.

Our Goals:

  1. Teach & demonstrate critical thinking, core design, and technical knowledge on a global level. 
  2. Exercise and integrate practical knowledge, professional values and processes. 
  3. Consistently use student assessment and faculty accountability to determine program successes.
  4. To ensure compliance with governing bodies for the program as well as graduating students. (CIDA, NCIDQ, jobs)

Possible career paths in Interior Design. 


All students seeking a BA in Interior Architecture & Design are required to complete 48 hours in the Interior Architecture & Design major. All courses required for completion of the major in Interior Architecture & Design are offered during the day or in the evenings, varying by term to accommodate any schedule.

ART 216 High Renaissance Art-present
ART 102 Foundations I
ART 103 Foundations II
ARDE 208 Fundamentals of Interior Design
ARDE 202 Color, light & sound
ARDE 211 Computer Aided Design
ARDE 210 Drawing for Interior Design
ARDE 360 Residential Design Studio
ARDE 305 Methods and Materials
ARDE 313 Human Environments
ARDE 325 History of the built environment I
ARDE 330 Advanced Graphics for Interiors
ARDE 410 Design Studio I
ARDE 401 Product Design (Studio class)
ARDE 403 Construction Documents and Systems
ARDE 460 Senior Project and Critique

Recommended Electives include:
ART 240 History of Decorative arts
ARDE 329 Business Practices for Interior Designers
ART 210 Fundamentals of New Media Design

General Education Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.

  • The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program. 
  • The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.

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