All students in the School of Architecture and Design must meet the admissions requirements set by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the College of Arts as a whole to be accepted into the interior design program.
Learn more about the University's admissions requirements.
In the School of Architecture and Design, you must earn a C or better in all courses required for the interior design degree with the exception of MATH 100 or MATH 105. You must earn a D or better in those courses.
Second-Year Admission Requirements
After completing your first-year courses, you must go through a review to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to complete the interior design program. For the review, you must compile a portfolio of 10 to 20 pages (8-1/2" x 11" dimensions) that showcase your work from the DSGN 101 and DSGN 102 courses. The evaluations will happen at the conclusion of both the spring and summer semesters.
In addition to your portfolio, our committee will assess your academic performance. To be admitted to the second year of interior design, you must retain a minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA and have completed these courses:
- DSGN 100 Introduction to Design
- DSGN 101 Basic Design I
- DSGN 102 Basic Design II
- DSGN 121 Survey of Design
- ENGL 101 Rhetoric and Composition
- ENGL 102 Composition and Literature
- MATH 109 or MATH 110
After our committee has completed the review, we will give each student a final assessment. You will be allowed to enroll in second-year design courses if you receive an "accepted" review.
Computer and Software Requirements
A computer is not required for students in their first year of Interior Design school, but it will be required for students in their second year. Find out more about the computer requirements for second year Architecture, Interior Design, and Industrial Design.