Transfer Credit (M.A.)

The Interior Design department and Office of Graduate Admissions are committed to making your transfer to Marymount as smooth as possible.

The following articulation agreements are for students transferring Interior Design Leveling coursework towards the First Professional Degree.

The Interior Design department will consider transfer credit from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Montgomery College (MC), and other accredited institutions of higher education based on Transfer Policies in the current Graduate Catalog.

Articulation Agreements & Placement Portfolio

The interior design placement portfolio helps us assess your ability to succeed in interior design courses at Marymount University. If you are transferring interior design coursework from another institution, you may need to submit a portfolio.

  • Portfolio submission instructions are provided below.
  • Course-by-course articulations for NOVA and MC transfer credit is available towards the bottom of this page.
  • Course-by-course transfer and portfolio requirements are provided at the bottom of this page.

Portfolio Submission Information

Digital Portfolios

Physical Portfolios

  • If you are unable to submit a physical portfolio, contact Prof. Doug Seidler for a transfer advising appointment where you can bring your physical portfolio for review and evaluation.

Portfolio Deadlines

Students seeking transfer credit for interior design courses should review the following deadlines. Portfolio instructions are included in the FAQ at the bottom of this page.

  • Fall start: May 15 + August 1
  • Spring start: December 1

 

Leveling Course Articulations & Placement Portfolio Requirements for Graduate Students

The following courses are eligible for transfer from two-year and four-year institutions. Information about minimum grades and portfolio skills are provided for each course.

MU Course / Title NOVA Course MC Course
ID-102
Foundation Studio I
NOVA: IDS 100
Theory & Techniques of ID
MC: IDES 101 Interior Design I or IDES 111 Interior Design II
ID-102 Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-102 Portfolio Requirement: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of foundation design principles or design in a non-residential practice area. Projects must include design process work through final presentation drawings or models.
ID-121
Freehand Drafting
NOVA: IDS 105
Architectural Drafting for ID
MC: IDES 110
Technical Drawing and Drafting
ID-121 Transfer Requirements: Portfolio and grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-121 Portfolio Requirements: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of hand drafting techniques to create architectural drawings. (e.g. plan, elevation, RCP, perspective, isometric, and axonometric drawings)
ID-122
Sketching & Rendering
for Ideas
NOVA: IDS 106
3D Drawing & Rendering
MC: IDES 116
Adv Presentation Techniques
ID-122 Transfer Requirements: Portfolio and grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.
ID-122 Portfolio Requirements: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of hand rendering techniques in architectural drawings. (e.g. plan, elevation, RCP, perspectives, isometric, and axonometric drawings)
ID-204
Foundation Studio III
(Residential Design)
NOVA: IDS 215 or IDS 221 MC: IDES 221 or IDES 222
ID-204 Transfer Requirements: Portfolio and grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.

ID-204 Portfolio Requirements: Contains work that demonstrates understanding residential design. Projects must include design process work through final presentation drawings or models.

ID-223
Presentation Drawings
NOVA: IDS 246
Adv CAD for ID
MC: ARCH 202 or ITI 130
ID-223 Transfer Requirements: Portfolio and grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.

ID-223 Portfolio Requirements: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of Revit to create architectural presentation drawings. (e.g. plan, elevation, RCP, perspective, and photorealistic rendering). Digital presentation skills are also evaluated with a preference for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator as layout tools.

ID-231
Textiles and Finish Materials
NOVA: IDS 205
Materials & Sources
MC: IDES 234
Textiles
ID-231 Transfer Requirements: Grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.

ID-231 Portfolio Requirements: Not required.

VIS-121
Intro to Digital Tools
NOVA: ART 140
Intro to Graphic Skills
MC: ARTT 116 / GDES 116
Digital Tools for the Visual Arts
VIS 121 Transfer Requirements: Grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.

VIS 121 Portfolio Requirements: Not required.

Previous Course Articulations (updated Fall 2021): Beginning Fall 2021, the following courses are no longer required for the First-Professional MA in Interior Design. If you completed these courses prior to Fall 2021 at NOVA, please check Doug Seidler at Marymount for transfer options for these courses.

MU Course / Title NOVA Course MC Course
FA-104
Color Theory
NOVA: ART 132
Fund of Design II
MC: IDES 107 Interiors: Design Principles
FA-104 Transfer Update:

Beginning Fall 2021, FA-104, Color Theory is no longer required for the First-Professional MA in Interior Design. If you completed the equivalent courses prior to Fall 2021, you will discuss transfer options during your first academic advising appointment.

FA-201, 202
Intro to Art History
NOVA: ART 101, 102
History and Appreciation of Art
MC: ARTT 200, 201
Art History
FA-201/202 Transfer Update:

Beginning Fall 2021, FA-201 and FA-202 are no longer required for the First-Professional MA in Interior Design. If you completed the equivalent courses prior to Fall 2021, you will discuss transfer options during your first academic advising appointment.