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Interior & Spatial Design (B.F.A)


The Interior & Spatial Design program is for students planning to pursue a professional career in Interior Design and gives each student the foundation to build a portfolio and launch a successful career in the field. Interior Design majors have the ability to minor in another course of study.

In the Interior & Spatial Design program, sustainable design provides the foundational philosophy through which students examine design problems for a variety of building typologies from residential to commercial design and beyond.

Interior & Spatial Design students learn skills in manual and CAD drafting, space planning, construction methods, the application of sustainable interior materials, lighting, color, textiles, furniture, and interior design elements. AutoCAD technology and 3-D modeling are taught throughout the Interior & Spatial Design curriculum.

Students are encouraged to develop their own individual approach to visualization and design problem solving, which will enable them to creatively meet their client’s aesthetic and functional needs. Contemporary issues such as  green design, health and life safety codes as well as universal design are emphasized in the program. Technologies taught reflect the most current versions of AutoCAD, 3-D modeling and the Adobe Creative Suite.

All B.F.A. students in Interior & Spatial Design, beginning their sophomore year, are required to have their own laptop computer. For details and the latest information, go to: http://www.sage.edu/art.

Visual Arts Department

The Visual Arts Department of the Sage College of Albany is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  The B.F.A. curriculum comprises a number of distinct components designed to address a student’s total experience:

  • Advanced studios in Graphic & Media Design, Interior & Spatial Design, Photography, and Studio Arts including Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Clay Sculpture, and Illustration, as well as, studio electives that allow for exploration in a variety of media.
  • Senior Capstone I & II and studio courses that focus on a personal direction in the major in preparation for the B.F.A. exhibition.
  • Art history and liberal arts courses that examine the role and relevance of the visual arts historically, socially, and culturally.
  • Students graduate equipped with the necessary skills and portfolio to enter graduate study or begin a career in the arts.

Program Requirements : 78 credits

Complete all of the following:
AEM 101  Drawing I
AEM 105 2-D Studio Techniques
ARH 205 Art History I
ARH 206 Art History II
ARH/ISD 301 History of Architecture & Interior Design
ARH 307 Modern Art & Criticism
GMD 217 Imaging I
GMD 225 Time Arts

ISD 101 Studio I
ISD 102 Spatial Design
IND 201 Studio II: Living
IND 202 Studio III: Working
ISD 205 Design Presentation
ISD 210 Materials for Interior & Spatial Applications
ISD 220 Design Technologies I
ISD 221 Design Technologies II
ISD 305 Lighting Fundamentals
ISD 325 Building Systems and Codes
ISD 330 Studio IV: Branded Spaces
ISD 331 Studio V: Social/Environment
ISD 335 Construction Fundamentals
ISD 402 Senior Internship or ART studio course
ISD 405 Senior Capstone I
ISD 406 Senior Capstone II
ISD 407 Portfolio Preparation
ISD 408 Professional Practice
ISD 448 Special Topics


Suggested Program of Study

Year One, Fall : 14.5 credits
AEM 105 Two-Dimensional Design
AEM 101 Rapid Visualization
GMD 217 Digital Imaging I
WLD 101
SST 111/SST 121 Founder’s Seminar/Sage Seminar

Year One, Spring : 14 credits
ISD 102 Spatial Design
GMD 225 Time Arts
WLD 201
General Education Breadth Requirement


Year Two, Fall : 15 credits
ISD 201
ISD 205 Design Presentation
ISD 220 Design Technologies I
General Education Breadth Requirement 
General Education Breadth Requirement

Year Two, Spring : 15 credits
ISD 202 Office Design
ISD 210 Materials
ISD 221 Design Technologies II
General Education Breadth Requirement
General Education Breadth Requirement

Year Three, Fall : 15 credits
ARH 301 History of Architecture and Interior Design I
ISD 305 Lighting Fundamentals
ISD 330
ISD 335 Construction Fundamentals
General Education Breadth Requirement

Year Three, Spring : 15 credits
ARH Elective
ISD 325 Building Systems and Codes
ISD 331
General Education Breadth Requirement
General Education Breadth Requirement

Year Four, Fall : 15 credits
ISD 448 Special Topics
ISD 405 Senior Capstone I
ISD 407 Portfolio Preparation
Studio Course
WLD 401 Women Changing the World

Year Four, Spring : 15 credits
ISD 402 Senior Internship
ISD 406 Senior Capstone II
ISD 408 Professional Practice
General Education Breadth Requirement
General Education Breadth Requirement


 

RSC General Education Requirements not fulfilled by Major and Required Supporting Courses:

Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits 

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirement: 21 Credits

  • Humanities - History : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Literature & Languages : 3 Credits
  • Natural & Physical Sciences : 6 Credits
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (must be from two separate disciplines) : 6 Credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning : 3 Credits

Degree Completion Notes:
Total credits required for bachelor’s degree (minimum): 120 credits
1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage
Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
Minimum major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200