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Interior Architecture (B.F.A.)

This major is for persons wanting a career in residential or commercial interior architecture or a specialty design area.

Oklahoma Christian University Interior Design program wishes to foster a creative, learning environment, encouraging intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual growth where students will;

  1. Develop a Christ-centered, professional, value system, encouraging integrity, ethical decisions, and team building skills throughout the student’s educational and business careers;
  2. Provide academic preparation to students, having marketable skills, and enabling employment for entry-level interior design positions;
  3. Assist students in developing critical thinking skills about a design problem before, during, and after creating a design solution;
  4. To encourage the student’s ability to formulate appropriate questions, communicate concepts, and engage in active listening skills as it pertains to various points of view and/or client needs;
  5. To increase student’s awareness of evolving social, economic, and environmental concerns, and discover how design can offer solutions for those with situations such as, limited financial resources, cultural differences, physical needs, etc., through diverse course projects, community service, and related experiences such as travel opportunities and interaction with international students;
  6. To encourage an understanding of the relationship of environmental behaviors and the importance of design sensitivity to human needs, involving issues such as diverse populations, universal design, and barrier-free accessibility;
  7. Cultivate a global perspective in order to prepare students for life in a complex, demanding, and evolving global community;
  8. Emphasize the connection between interior design and architecture as well as the inherent connection between a building, its interior, its inhabitants, and the environment by providing students with a thorough knowledge of architectural and interior design history, spatially organized relationships, materials, codes, construction, and building systems;
  9. Formulate conceptual sketches to illustrate initial space planning and designs, based on the principles and elements of design, implementing the client’s program requirements;
  10. Prepare detailed construction documents (to include: plans, elevations, power and communication plans, reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs, finish schedules, etc.,) adhering to building, fire, and other codes applicable to interior spaces;
  11. Select materials and finishes, furniture, fixtures and equipment, etc., that conveys the design concept, meeting public health, safety, welfare, functional and aesthetic requirements, giving consideration to maintenance, life-cycle performance, environmental and sustainability guidelines;
  12. Demonstrate effective communication through the use of technology, verbal and visual presentations and/or contract documents;
  13. Have an understanding of project management, including preparation of project budgets and schedules as well as contract administration.

Program Philosophy

The Interior Design program at Oklahoma Christian University is committed to integrating faith and learning, educating students for professional excellence, equipping them to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public, and instilling a spirit of ministry and service to the community and the world.

Program Mission

OC's Interior Design program equips students to be critical, creative, and analytical thinkers, employing technical skills, innovative problem solving, and the ability to execute design concepts and solutions effectively. It provides practical, relevant instruction, advocating professionalism, integrity, and service to others in the design profession.

University Core Curriculum

B.F.A. - 51 Hours - Courses May Not Be Repeated Within Core

COMMUNICATION, 9 HOURS

MATHEMATICS, 3 HOURS

  • Appropriate to major

REQUIRED BIBLE, 6 HOURS

BIBLE ELECTIVES, 3 HOURS

CAPSTONE, 3 HOURS

POLITICAL SCIENCE, 3 HOURS

AMERICAN HISTORY, 3 HOURS

GREAT WORKS, 3 HOURS

SCIENCE, 6 HOURS

  • One course must include a lab

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, 3 HOURS

LIBERAL ARTS, 9 HOURS

  • 9 hours from any Liberal Arts except Art: Communication, English, Family Science, Foreign Language, History, Mathematics, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Science.