Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (4 years)

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (4 years)

Description

Interior Design is the act of planning, designing, specifying, and giving general administration and responsible direction to the functional, orderly and aesthetic arrangements and development of materials of buildings and residences. Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is designed to develop foundational skills to prepare the student for the job. The program focuses on studio and academic research in history, theory and methods as they relate to interdisciplinary approach to interior design.

Identity​

Becoming Part of the Program

Identity​

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Competence

Commitment

Compassion

This program aims to:

  1. Demonstrate competencies that apply appropriate theories and concepts to interior design problems as Thomasian Interior Designers 
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and competencies to effectively practice interior design ethically and professionally. 
  3. Effectively communicate  through creative and practical visual, oral and written formats. 
  4. Participate on collaborative work taking on either role of team leader or member in a multidisciplinary task force. 
  5. Actively advocate respect for culture and the environment as expected of a Thomasian
  6. Creatively pursue innovations through researches relevant to interior design that reflect Thomasian values
  7. Apply and abide by the laws, codes and standards of the profession. 
  8. Pursue further studies to provide innovative and creative solutions to interior design problems and its relevant issues.
  9. Exhibit  extensive knowledge on history of arts and interior design to develop a critical eye on design application
  10. Demonstrate the skills to assess and evaluate concepts and issues of the local and international interior design practice
  11. Practice the technical competencies into practical interior design solutions adhering to the local and international codes and standards 
  12. Formulate conceptual solutions into practical, visual and creative manual or digital output 
  13. Demonstrate Thomasian values of competence, commitment and compassion.

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Fine Arts and Design” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

This program aims to produce graduates who will specialize in the following fields aside from being a Professional Interior Designer. 

Interior Design Researcher 

Furniture Designer

Accessories Designer

Visual Merchandizer

Retail Designer

Exhibition Designer

Set and Production Designer

Colors and Materials Specialist

Lighting Designer

Professional Interior Renderer

Specifications Writer

Professional CAD Specialist

Events Planner / Stylist and Manager

Floral Designer

Landscape Designer

Interior Design Manager

Cultural Heritage Conservation Worker

Art Director

Interior Design Copywriter

Program Curriculum (New)​

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Year
First Term 
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
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2
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3
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4
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none

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W
The Contemporary World
3
0
3
 
ID 121
Interior Design 1
2
6
4
 
ID 122
Design Fundamentals and Concepts
2
3
3
 
ID 123
Interior Design Drafting (GR)
2
3
3
 
ID 124
Visual Techniques (VPT)
2
3
3
 
ID 125
History of World Arts
3
0
3
 
NSTP 1
National Service Training Program 1
0
3
3
 
PE 1
PATH-PE 1
2
0
2
 
PURPCOM
Purposive Communication
3
0
3
 
THY 1
Christian Vision of the Human Person
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
19
24
30
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ID 1210
Theories of Design
3
0
3
 
ID 126
Interior Design 2
2
6
4
ID 121,
ID 122,
ID 123
ID 127
History of Interior Design 1
3
0
3
ID 125
ID 128
Basic Color Studies
2
3
3
 
ID 129
Perspective
2
3
2
ID 121,

ID 123
MATH_MW
Mathematics in the Modern World
3
0
3
 
NSTP 2
National Service Training Program 2
0
9
3
NSTP 1
PE 2
PATH-PE 2
2
0
2
 
THY 2
Christian Vision of Marriage and Family
3
0
3
THY 1
UND_SELF
Understanding the Self
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
22
18
30
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
FIL 1
Kontekstwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino
3
0
3
 
ID 1211
Interior Design 3
2
6
4
ID 123,
ID 126
ID 1212
Research Methods
3
0
3
ID 1210
ID 1213
Finishing Materials and Resources 1
3
0
3
 
ID 1214
History of Interior Design 2
3
0
3
ID 127
ID 1215
Advanced Color Studies
1
6
3
ID 128
PE 3
PATH-PE 3
2
0
2
 
READ_PH
Readings in Philippine History
3
0
3
 
THY 3
Christian Vision of the Church in Society
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL
 
24
9
27
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
FIL 2
PanimulangPagsasalin
3
0
3
FIL 1
ID 1216
Interior Design 4
2
6
4
ID 1211
ID 1217
Computer-Aided Design 1
2
3
3
ID 1211
ID 1218
Finishing Materials and Resources 2
3
0
3
ID 1213
ID 1219
History of Interior Design 3
3
0
3
ID 1214
LIWORIZ
Life and Works of Rizal
3
0
3
 
PE 4
PATH-PE 4
2
0
2
 
STS
Science, Technology, and Society
3
0
3
 
THY 4
Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL
 
26
12
27
 

Special Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ELE 1
Professional Elective 1
3
0
3
ID 1216,
ID 1217,
ID 1218
ELE 2
Professional Elective 2
3
0
3
ID 1216,
ID 1217,
ID 1218
TOTAL
 
6
0
6
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ART_APP
Art Appreciation
3
0
3
 
ELE 3
Professional Elective 3
3
0
3
ELE 1,
ELE 2
ETHICS
Ethics
3
0
3
 
GE ELECI
Elective I
3
6
3
 
ID 1220
Interior Design 5
2
6
4
ID 1216
ID 1221
Computer-Aided Design 2
1
6
3
ID1217
ID 1222
Furniture Design 1
2
6
4
ID 1216,
ID 1218
ID 1223
Materials of Construction and Utilities
1
6
3
ID 1216,
ID 1217,
ID 1218
ID 1224
Interior Design Laws and Contracts
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
 21
24
29
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ELE 4
Professional Elective 4
3
0
3
ELE 3
GE ELEC II
Elective II
3
0
3
 
ID 1225
Interior Design 6
2
3
3
ID 1220
ID 1226
Computer-Aided Design 3
2
6
4
ID 1221
ID 1227
Furniture Design 2
2
3
3
ID 1220,
ID 1222
ID 1228
Interior Construction and Detailing
2
3
3
ID 1220,
ID 1223
TOTAL
 
13
21
20
 

Special Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ID 1229
Thesis Writing
3
0
3
ART_APP,
CONTEM_W,
ELE 1,
ELE 2,
ELE 3,
ELE 4,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
ID 121,
ID 1210,
ID 1211,
ID 1212,
ID 1213,
ID 1214,
ID 1215,
ID 1216,
ID 1217,
ID 1218,
ID 1219,
ID 122,
ID 1220,
ID 1221,
ID 1222,
ID 1223,
ID1224,
ID 1225,
ID 1226,
ID 1227,
ID 1228
ID 123,
ID 124,
ID 125,
ID 126,
ID 127,
ID 128,
ID 129,
LIWORIZ,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPCOM,
READ_PH,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
TOTAL
 
3
0
3
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
GE ELEC III
Elective III
3
0
3
 
ID 1230
Interior Design 7
4
6
6
ID 1229
ID 1231
Professional Practice and Ethics
3
0
3
 
LIT 1
The Great Works
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
13
6
15
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ELE 5
Professional Elective 5
3
0
3
ELE 4
ELE 6
Professional Elective 6
3
0
3
ELE 4
ID 1232
Interior Design 8 (Special Projects/ OJT)
7
9
10
ID 1230
ID 1233
ID Comprehensive
3
0
3
ID 1230,
ID 1231,
LIT 1
TOTAL
 
10
9
19
 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: 2014-2015 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
DFC
Design Fundamentals and Concepts
2
3
3
 
ENG 1
Introduction to College English
3
0
3
 
GAR
Graphics
2
3
3
 
HWA
History of World Arts
3
0
3
 
INT 1A
Interior Design 1A
2
6
4
 
PHC
Philippine History and Culture
3
0
3
 
THY 1
Contextualized Salvation History
3
0
3
 
VPT
Visual Presentation Technique 1
2
3
3
 
TOTAL
 
20
15
25
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
COL 1
Color Theory 1
2
3
3
VPT 1
ENG 2
Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study
3
0
3
ENG 1
HPAI
History of Philippine Arts and Interiors
3
0
3
HWA
INT 1B
Interior Design 1B
2
6
4
DFC, 
GAR 1, 
INT 1A
PERS
Perspective
2
3
3
GAR 1, 
INT 1A, 
VPT 1
THY 2
Church and Sacraments
3
0
3
THY 1
TOD
Theory of Design
3
0
3
DFC
VPT 2
Visual Presentation Techniques 2
2
3
3
VPT 1
TOTAL
 
20
15
25
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
COL 2
Color Rendering
2
3
3
COL 1, 
INT 1B, 
PERS, 
VPT 2
ENG 3
Academic Writing Skills
3
0
3
ENG 2
HID 1
History of Interior Design 1
3
0
3
HPAI, 
HWA, 
PERS
INT 2A
Interior Design 2A
2
6
4
COL 1, 
DFC, 
INT 1B, 
PERS, 
VPT 2
MATH 101B
Algebra and Business Math
3
0
3
 
MR 1
Materials and Resources 1
3
0
3
COL 1, 
INT 1B
PHL 5
Christian Ethics
3
0
3
THY 2
RESMETH
Research Methods
3
0
3
DFC, 
INT 1B, 
TOD
TOTAL
 
22
9
25
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
COL 3
Color Dynamic
2
3
3
COL 2, 
INT 2A, 
VPT 2
HID 2
History of Interior Design 2
3
0
3
HID 1, 
HPAI, 
HWA, 
VPT 2
IDSW
Interior Design Studio Workshop
2
3
3
DFC, 
INT 2A, 
TOD
INT 2B
Interior Design 2B
2
6
4
COL 2, 
DFC, 
INT 2A, 
TOD
MATH 206
Plane and Solid Geometry
3
0
3
 
MR 2
Materials and Resources 2
3
0
3
COL 1, 
INT 2A, 
MR 1
PHL 2
Logic
3
0
3
 
SCL 3
The Social Teachings of the Church
3
0
3
PHL 5
TOTAL
 
21
12
25
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
BU
Building Utilities
2
3
3
INT 2B, 
MR 2, 
PERS
CADD 1
Basic Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
2
3
3
 
FUD 1
Furniture Design 1
2
6
4
DFC, 
INT 1B, 
MR 2, 
PERS, 
TOD
HAAI
History of Asian Arts and Interiors
3
0
3
HID 2, 
HPAI, 
HWA, 
PERS
ICD
Interior Construction and Detailing
2
3
3
INT 2B, 
MR 2, 
PERS
INT 3A
Interior Design 3A
2
6
4
COL 3, 
DFC, 
INT 2B, 
MR 2, 
TOD
SCL 9
Marriage and the Family
3
0
3
SCL 3
TOTAL
 
16
21
23
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
CADD 2
Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
2
3
3
CADD 1
FUD 2
Furniture Design 2
2
6
4
DFC, 
FUD 1, 
INT 1B, 
MR 2, 
PERS, 
TOD
ICDOC
Interior Construction and Documents
2
3
3
FUD 1, 
ICD, 
INT 3A, 
MR 2, 
PERS
IDPEP 1
Professional Ethics and Practice 1
3
0
3
INT 3A
INT 3B
Interior Design 3B
2
6
4
COL, 
DFC, 
ICD, 
INT 3A, 
MR 2, 
TOD
PRO ETH
Professional Ethics
3
0
3
 
PSY 1
General Psychology
3
0
3
 
RC
Rizal Course
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
20
18
26
 

Special Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
INT 4A
Interior Design 4A (Thesis Writing)
2
3
3
FUD 2, 
ICD, 
IDPEP 1, 
INT 3B
SEMS
Seminars
3
0
3
IDPEP 1, 
INT 3B, 
FUD 2, 
ICD
TOTAL
 
5
3
6
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
FIL 1
Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
3
0
3
 
IDPEP 2
Professional Ethics and Practice 2
3
0
3
IDPEP 1
INT 4B
Interior Design 4B (Thesis)
2
9
5
INT 4A, 
SEMS
LIT 102A
Philippine Literatures
3
0
3
 
NS 102
Earth and Life Sciences
3
0
3
 
SA
Socio-Anthropology
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
17
9
20
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
CADD 3
3D Computer Drafting and Rendering
2
3
3
CADD 2
ETAR
Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform
3
0
3
 
FIL 2
Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
3
0
3
FIL 1
INT 4C
Interior Design 4C
2
6
4
IDPEP 2, 
INT 4B
LAR
Liturgical Arts
3
0
3
HID 2, 
HPAI, 
PERS, 
VPT 2
NS 103
Environmental Science
3
0
3
NS 102
PGC
Philippine Government and Constitution
3
0
3
 
VM
Visual Merchandising
2
3
3
BU, 
COL 3, 
INT 3B, 
ICD, 
ICDOC
TOTAL
 
21
12
25
 

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