BFA | 4-year program

The BFA program in Interior Studies [Adaptive Reuse] is an undergraduate spatial design education relating to the existing built environment. It is completed in four years with 126 total required credits, divided among courses in liberal arts, major requirements and non-major electives. Liberal arts requirements include History of Art and Visual Culture, Literary Arts and Studies, History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences.

In addition to declaring a studio major and completing the required 42 Liberal Arts credits needed to graduate, all RISD students have the option of choosing a concentration in one of three Liberal Arts departments: History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC); History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS); or Literary Arts and Studies (LAS). Students of the BFA program often concentrate in the Nature, Culture, Sustainability Studies Track (NCSS) due to its inherent relationship with adaptive reuse. The courses in NCSS complement the major required courses providing 5 additional courses in the subject.

 BFA Program Description

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