Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

INTERIOR DESIGN

The graduate program in the Department of Interior Design, Merchandising and Textiles is philosophically committed to the well-being of individuals in their immediate environment. Each area of focus is designed to meet individual interests and career objectives.

Interior Design

A concentration in interior design leads to a post-professional Master of Arts or Master of Science in Interior Design, Merchandising and Textiles. A combination of course work, independent study, and research experience is available to provide students with a program of study designed for career goals. Graduate emphasis is individualized to meet each student's career interests.

The student works with an advising committee in the selection of a thesis or non-thesis option and the appropriate courses at the 500, 600, and 700 levels. It is essential that the applicant have an undergraduate degree in interior design or a related subject matter. Supplementary course work may be required of applicants without professional undergraduate interior design degrees.

Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles

A concentration in merchandising, apparel and textiles leads to a Master of Science or Master of Arts in Interior Design, Merchandising, and Textiles. A combination of course work, independent study and research experience is available to provide students with a program of study designed for career goals. Graduate emphasis is individualized to meet each student's career interests.

The student works with an advisory committee in the selection of a thesis or non-thesis option and the appropriate courses at the 500, 600, and 700 levels. It is expected that the applicant have an undergraduate degree in the major area of interest or a closely related field.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Interior Design, Merchandising, and Textiles and the Master of Arts in Interior Design, Merchandising, and Textiles is available under Plan A and Plan B. The thesis option (Plan A) requires 24 hours of course work, six hours of master's residence credit, and a thesis; Plan B requires completion of 30 credit hours, which is to include six hours of DMT 700. A common core of twelve hours, comprised of DMT 650, DMT 600, DMT 772, and either STA 570 or DMT 655, is required of all students. (The M.S. degree requires STA 570, while the M.A. requires DMT 655.) Students are to complete twelve credits of additional course work in the area of concentration. Successful completion of a final examination is required.

Admission Requirements

Potential graduate students must:

1. apply and be accepted to the Graduate School and to the Department of Interior Design, Merchandising, and Textiles.

2. have been granted a baccalaureate degree by an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (2.75-3.0 GPAs will be considered in relation to other credentials).

3. have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). For a non-English speaking student, a TOEFL score of 550 or above is required (or a score of 213 on the computer version of TOEFL).

4. be reviewed by the department.

To be reviewed by the department, send a letter to the Director of Graduate Studies stating the general nature of your desired program and career goals; rationale for selecting this program; and your background in this area of study.

Additionally, three letters of recommendation regarding academic ability must be sent to the Director of Graduate Studies. A portfolio, which is reviewed and evaluated by a faculty committee, is required of all interior design applicants.

GRADUATE COURSES

DMT 520 TEXTILES FOR INTERIORS (3)

DMT 600 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (SAME AS HES 600) (3)

DMT 641 REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN COLONIAL AMERICAN DESIGN (3)

DMT 650 SURVEY OF CURRENT THEORIES AND LITERATURE (3)

DMT 655 ISSUES IN CREATIVITY AND DESIGN (3)

DMT 659 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO 5 (3)

DMT 669 ADVANCED COLOR THEORY AND APPLICATION (3)

DMT 700 RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN INTERIOR DESIGN, MERCHANDISING, AND TEXTILES (3)

DMT 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

DMT 759 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN, MERCHANDISING, AND TEXTILES (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-3)

DMT 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

DMT 772 SEMINAR IN INTERIOR DESIGN, MERCHANDISING AND TEXTILES (1-3)

DMT 785 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN INTERIOR DESIGN, MERCHANDISING, AND TEXTILES (1-3)

ID 557 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO 3 (5)

ID 558 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO 4 (5)

ID 559 SPECIAL TOPIC IN INTERIOR DESIGN, MERCHANDISING, AND TEXTILES (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-3)

ID 589 RES/PRES I: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS OF RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION (3)

ID 595 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN INTERIOR DESIGN, MERCHANDISING, AND TEXTILES (1-3)

MAT 515 SPECIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL (3)

MAT 522 HISTORY OF TEXTILES (3)

MAT 533 HISTORY OF COSTUME (3)

MAT 547 SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF APPAREL (3)

MAT 559 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MERCHANDISING, APPAREL AND TEXTILES (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-3)

MAT 595 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MERCHANDISING, APPAREL AND TEXTILES (1-3)

HES 596 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (1-3)

HES 600 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (SAME AS DMT 600) (3)

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