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Interior Design

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: n/a

NOTE: This program is in moratorium and will not be accepting new students

The Interior Design program has been developed to prepare students with a wide variety of skills and competencies for entry into various areas of the design field, ranging from residential to commercial design. Great Falls College MSU is a National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Accredited School. Students will complete 160 internship hours.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Understand the theory and history of design and apply design principles and elements to their projects.
  • Communicate in the language of interior design using listening, verbal, and written skills to interact with clients.
  • Communicate graphically according to current architectural and NKBA standards using both hand-drafting and AutoCAD techniques.
  • Demonstrate research abilities and critical thinking in space planning, selection of finish materials, and application of codes for residential and commercial projects.
  • Increase their body of knowledge in a wide variety of areas including construction and finish materials, color and lighting technologies, NKBA guidelines, residential and commercial codes, sustainability, and professional practice.
  • Employ creative skills to create presentations of their projects using hand- and CAD drafting and rendering and professional sample boards and finish schedules.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees$6,953
Application Fee$30
Lab Fee$14
Program Fee$50

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
First Year
CSTN 173::Architectural Construction & Materials +3
IDSN 101Intro to Interior Design +3
IDSN 110Hist of Int Dsgn I Ancnt-1900 +3
IDSN 122Textiles and Interior Finishes +3
IDSN 130Interior Design Graphics +3
Term Credits15
IDSN 111Hist of Int Dsgn II 1900-Conte *,+3
IDSN 131Presentation Drawing *,+3
IDSN 135Fundamentals of Space Planning *,+3
IDSN 225Light, Color, and Lighting Sys *,+3
IDSN 230Interior Architectural CAD +4
Term Credits16
Second Year
IDSN 232Advanced Digital Graphics *,+2
IDSN 240Studio I Residential *,+4
IDSN 266Kitchen and Bath I *,+3
IDSN 275Professional Practices *,+3
WRIT 101
   or WRIT 122
College Writing I **,+
   or Intro to Business Writing
Term Credits15
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3
IDSN 250Studio II Commercial *,+4
IDSN 267Kitchen and Bath II *,+3
IDSN 298Internship/Portfolio *,+5
M 108Business Mathematics **,+4
Term Credits19
Total Credits65

Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.