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JMU Major: Interior Architecture

Description of the Major | Degrees Offered | Concentrations | Minors |
Declaring the Major | Progressing in the Major

Description of the Major

Interior Architecture is a major offered by the School of Art, Design and Art History, within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. As part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.) Interior Architecture educates leaders in the profession of interior architecture and offers an intensive education in the architecture process. The curriculum instills purpose, craft, technological competence and versatile thinking.

Teaching licensure in art is available as part of all degree programs. As a student enrolled in art education course work, you will be exposed to both theoretical and practical issues related to comprehensive art education delivery. In addition to intensive art education methods course work, you will participate in three practicum experiences designed for elementary, middle and high school levels.

For further information, visit the School of Art, Design and Art History website.

Degrees Offered

B.F.A.

Concentrations

None

Minors

None

Declaring the Major

New Freshmen and Transfer Students

All prospective freshmen, transfer, or change of major students intending to major in Interior Architecture must meet JMU admission requirements as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog. In addition to meeting JMU admission requirements, all students are required to submit a portfolio to the school's SlideRoom account (https://jmuart.slideroom.com). There is a $10 charge for this submission. For transfer/change of major students, a statement that explains your educational and artistic goals is required; the educational/artistic goals form is located on the school's SlideRoom page.

The submission of a portfolio is seen as evidence of a student's interest and potential for future success in art. It is also an opportunity for all students to be considered for a scholarship. All scholarship awards are based on merit and vary in amount, up to the full cost of tuition. It is advised that portfolios be submitted as early as possible for scholarship consideration. Should a student desire feedback about their portfolio prior to submitting it to SlideRoom, the School of Art, Design and Art History will be offering portfolio feedback days. Portfolio feedback days will include an opportunity to meet with faculty, receive information about the Interior Architecture major, and take a tour of the School's facilities. If you plan on attending one of our portfolio feedback days, please complete an electronic RSVP which can be accessed on the School's website.

Currently Enrolled Major Changers
See above.

Other Declaring Information

Admission to the Major

Admission to the Interior Architecture major is selective and competitive for a limited number of seats. Completion of all admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the major. Admission to Interior Architecture is based upon completion of all prerequisite art courses and individual merit as determined by a faculty review of your art portfolio submitted in satisfaction of the course IARC 208, Portfolio Review.

Progressing in the Major

To progress in the Interior Architecture major, you must be a declared Interior Architecture major and have completed all lower-division (100 and 200 level) complete all of the following lower-division prerequisite foundation courses and introductory Interior Architecture courses:

  • ART 102. Two-Dimensional Design

  • ART 104. Drawing I

  • ART 106. Three-Dimensional Design

  • ART 205. Foundations Seminar

  • GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance

  • GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern

  • One 3-D Studio Art course (ART 220, ART 222, ART 230, ART 240, or ART 280)

  • IARC 200. Interior Architecture Studio I

  • IARC 202. Interior Architecture Studio II

Students seeking official acceptance into the Interior Architecture major must enroll in IARC 208 and submit a portfolio representing work completed in IARC 200: Interior Architecture Studio and IARC 202: Interior Architecture Studio II. Students not admitted may reapply the following year.

You must be enrolled in IARC 208, Portfolio Review, during the semester in which you are enrolled in IARC 202.

Portfolios developed as part of IARC 208, are reviewed during the spring semester (February) prior to pre-registration. Students should contact area coordinator of Interior Architecture, Professor Ronn Daniel, danielrm@jmu.edu, (540) 568-5850, to determine the exact time and location for each semester's IARC 208 portfolio review.

Students not accepted to the Interior Architecture major will have one opportunity to reapply in the following semester or may choose other majors within the School of Art, Design and Art History.