The B.A. – Concentration in Environmental Design
In a highly competitive economy where the success of a building such as a stadium, restaurant, retail boutique, museum or theater rests as much on the user’s experience as it does on a building’s performance, cost or look, the successful design of interior environments is critical. Traditional approaches in interior design and interior architecture lack the specialized and technology-based focus on individual experience that an environmental design degree path offers through the special fusion of course work in architecture, interior design and interaction design.
The B.A. –Concentration in Environmental Design degree path is offered by the School’s Architecture and Design departments. It allows architecture students to combine the skills and knowledge obtained in the Architectural Studies degree core with basic interior design and interior architecture skills and techniques offered in professional enrichment classes.
Students complete a rigorous sequence of courses in interaction design that includes the research skills needed to design extraordinary spaces that respond to the needs and perceptions of different individuals. In addition, they are trained to use emerging technologies to customize environments for different purposes.
Students in this degree path also have the opportunity to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in one of KU’s Undergraduate Certificate Programs and, more importantly, they go well beyond the basic professional practice training found in a traditional interior design or interior architecture degree with specialized course work in design management.
|ARCH 103||3||ARCH 104||3|
|ARCH 108||6||ENGL 102 or 105||3|
|ENGL 101||3||ARCH 109||6|
|MATH 105||3||KU Core Class, Goal 2, Learning Outcome 2||3|
|KU Core Goal Nat. Science (recommend PHSX 114)||3-4|
|ARCH 380||3||ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective||3|
|ARCH 540||3||ARCH 541||3|
|ARCH Urban Dsgn/Sustainability Elective||3||ARCH Materials & Sustainability||3|
|ADS 340||3||ARCH Environmental||3|
|Free Elective 1||3||Free Elective 3||3|
|Free Elective 2||1-3|
|ARCH 400||6||ARCH 509||6|
|ARCH 530||3||ARCH 531||3|
|ARCH 626||3||DSGN Elective||3|
|ARCH 658||3||KU Core Class, Goal 4.1 Elective||3|
|Submit Graduate Studies form. Make sure GPA is 3.00|
|ARCH 401||6||ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective||3|
|KU Class Core Social Science Elective||3||DSGN Elective||3|
|ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective||3||DSGN Elective||3|
|Free Elective 4||3||KU Core Class, Goal 6.1 Elective||3|
|Free Elective 6||3|
|Total Hours 124-127|
* Recommended Courses (see advisor for substitutions)
B.A. Architectural Studies Conferred.