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.

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

N.B. There may be minor changes in the curriculum upon the availability of new guidelines.

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

 

First Year - 2 Terms

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

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

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
Third Year - 3 Terms

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
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

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 Year - 2 Terms

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

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

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

 

Third Year - 3 Terms

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
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

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 INT4A, 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

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

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

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

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

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

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