Department Policies

These policies on evaluation, grading, and attendance form the foundation of the academic experience within the Department of Interior Design. Specific to the experience of design students are the explanations of the important concepts of process, realization, and professionalism. Students should become familiar with these policies and refer to them anytime they have questions about academic expectations within studios or other classes within the department.

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Computer Requirements

All students are required to have a laptop computer. You will be redirected to a web page containing computer requirements for all majors with the VCU School of the Arts. Select Interior Design from that list. The requirements listed are the recommended minimum computer requirements and are based on current software taught within the Interior Design programs.

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Materials and Supplies

This is a comprehensive list of supplies that could be used at some point during the student’s years in the program. Prior to the first day of fall studio, students new to the department should purchase (or make) a drafting board and have all requisite supplies with which to start drafting. At a minimum, these will include leads, lead holders, lead pointers, paper, triangles, and an architect’s scale.

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While you should always refer to current class syllabi for required textbooks and readings, follow this link to find the most current list of required and recommended textbooks and other readings for classes in the department. The list will change yearly as faculty make changes.

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Interior Design Internships

All students in our programs are required to fulfill the internship requirement. For more information about internships, select the link below.

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Model Shop

Fall 2017 Hours

Monday | 1:00pm-5:30pm

Tuesday | 8:30am-2:00pm

Thursday | 8:30am-10:00am, 1:00pm-5:00pm




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