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All students in the School of Architecture and Design must meet the admissions requirements set by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the College of Arts as a whole to be accepted into the industrial design program.

Learn more about the University's admissions requirements.

Academic Requirements

In the School of Architecture and Design, you must earn a C or better in all courses required for the interior design degree with the exception of MATH 100 or MATH 105. In these courses you must earn a D or better. To major and graduate with a degree in interior design you must achieve and maintain a cumulative 2.4 GPA or better.

Second-Year Admission Requirements

After completing the first-year courses, you must go through a portfolio review to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to complete the interior design program. For the review, you must compile a portfolio of 10 to 20 pages (8-1/2" x 11" dimensions) that showcases your work from the DSGN 101 and DSGN 102 sequence of courses. Your portfolio is evaluated at the conclusion of the spring semester or the summer session, depending on when you complete the required first-year courses.

In addition to the portfolio review, the review committee will evaluate your academic performance also. To be admitted to the second year of interior design, you must have a minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA have completed the following first-year courses:

  • DSGN 101 Basic Design I
  • DSGN 102 Basic Design II
  • ENGL 101 Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENGL 102 Composition and Literature
  • MATH 105 and MATH 206/210

Following the portfolio and academic performance review, the committee sends each student a letter that indicates the outcome of the review. An “accepted” review allows you to enroll in second-year design courses.

Computer and Software Requirements

A computer is not required for students in their first year of study in the School of Architecture and Design, but it will be required for students in their second year. Find out more about the computer requirements for second year Architecture, Interior Design, and Industrial Design.