The Interior Design Minor offers an introduction and practice in the materials and methods, design processes and communication tools (drafting, modeling, rendering and fabrication) utilized in the design of spaces within buildings, i.e. interiors. In Studio 1, students first learn to consider human occupation of and movement through forms and spaces. They learn how to design and describe three-dimensional spaces in technical drawings and models, both physical and digital (using AutoCAD and Rhinoceros software). Technologies + Ecologies II: Interior Technologies presents the materials and methods of interior construction, which are considered in the design of two interior spaces in Studio III. Interior design minors will be assigned a desk in the A/L/I studios during semesters of enrollment in an A/L/I course(s).
The Interiors minor is open to Digital Media and Fine Arts majors. Communication Arts, Product Design and Toy Design majors are eligible on a case-by-case basis, with approval from their respective Department Chairs, and may require course approvals and/or additional credits over 130 to complete.
|ARLI261||Technologies + Ecologies II||3.0|
|ARLI271||Digital Media II-A*||2.0|
|ARLI273||Digital Media II-B**||3.0|
*WAIVED Corequisite: concurrent enrollment in ARLI250 Studio I. Product Design students may take PRDS271 in place of ARLI271.
**WAIVED Corequisite: concurrent enrollment in ARLI252 Studio II. Product Design students may take PRDS370 in place of ARLI273.
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For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2016-17 (class of 2020):
Interior Design Minor Academic Plan 16-17
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2017-18 (class of 2021):
Interior Design Minor Academic Plan 17-18
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2018-19 (class of 2022):
Interior Design Minor Academic Plan 18-19
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2019-20 (class of 2023):
Interior Design Minor Academic Plan 19-20