A supplemental application for the upper division courses in Interior Design is ...
ART 315*. 3. Perspectives in Art History. ART 124A*. 3. Drawing I. ART 141*. 3.
The People Profession California State University, Northridge
What is FCS? Family & Consumer Sciences is the study of the relationships among people and their personal environments. Students who major in Family & Consumer Sciences learn to improve the quality of life for individuals and families across the life span. They study issues related to food and nutrition, apparel and interior design, child development and family relations, and family and consumer resource management. The Department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Option in: Interior Design
(beginning 2008-2010 catalog)
What is Interior Design? The Interior Design Program prepares students to analyze, design, and implement living/working environments that are functionally efficient and aesthetically satisfying to diverse populations in a wide range of settings. The program embraces an environment and behavior perspective, which acknowledges the interrelatedness between people, at various ages and developmental stages, and the interior environments, in which they live, work and recreate.
FIDER Accredited The Interior Design program in FCS is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) which is recognized as the reliable authority on interior design education by the U.S. Department of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA).
SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION A supplemental application for the upper division courses in Interior Design is required. See the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences for application deadline, procedures and requirements.
Course of Study FCS Core (for Interior Design Majors 14 units) Course Units Course Titles FCS 170 2 Creative Expression in Family & Consumer Sciences FCS 232 3 Individual and Family Development FCS 320 3 Family Resource Management FCS 380 3 Family & Consumer Sciences Foundations & Research FCS 494 3 Supervised Field Study
Option Required Courses (56 units) Course Units ART 112* 3 or ART 315* 3 ART 124A* 3 ART 141* 3 ART 230 3 FCS 113 3 or ART 113 3 FCS 114/L 2 FCS FCS FCS FCS FCS FCS FCS FCS FCS FCS FCS FCS FCS
160 211 213/L 214/L 310 311 312, 312L 314/L 316 410 411 412 414
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Course Titles Survey of Non-Western Arts Perspectives in Art History Drawing I Beginning Three-Dimensional Design Perspective Drawing Drafting for Interior Design Architectural Drafting Introduction to Interior Design Introduction to Textiles Interior Design I Computer Applications for Interior Design Interior Design Materials, Standards and Specifications History of Interiors and Architecture I Interior Design II Lighting and Mechanical Systems Building Codes, Systems and Detailing for Interior Design Presentation Techniques for Interior Design History of Interiors and Architecture II Interior Design III Organization of Interior Design Practice Senior Comprehensive Interior Design Studio
* May be part of general education requirements. Most courses in the Interior Design Major include prerequisite courses. Students should consult the CSUN University Catalog and an Interior Design advisor before enrolling in courses
The Family & Consumer Sciences Department reserves the right to hold examples of work completed as class assignments for a period not to exceed two years. These examples may be exhibited. Total Units in the Option (68-70 units) General Education (48 units) The purpose of General Education is to broaden one’s intellectual background and provide a foundation in liberal arts education. Students may receive credit for a GE course in FCS as long as it is not required in the major. However, any courses outside the FCS department that are listed in GE and also required or selected in the student’s FCS option, may be counted toward meeting GE requirements. Faculty:
Victoria Brinn-Feinberg, Ph.D., C.I.D., Kyriakos Pontikis, Ph.D., Anubhuti Thakur, Ph.D. Judith Griffin, CI.D., Rodica Kohn, M.F.A.
FCS Student Organizations American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society (KON) by invitation only