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-121
Freehand Drafting
IDS 105
Architectural Drafting for ID
IDES 110
Technical Drawing and Drafting
ID-121 transfer info: Portfolio: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of hand drafting techniques to create architectural drawings. (e.g. plan, elevation, RCP, perspective, isometric, and axonometric drawings)

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.

ID-122
Sketching & Rendering
for Ideas
IDS 106
3D Drawing & Rendering
IDES 116
Adv Presentation Techniques
ID-122 transfer info: Portfolio: Contains work that demonstrates understanding of hand rendering techniques in architectural drawings. (e.g. plan, elevation, RCP, perspectives, isometric, and axonometric drawings)

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.

ID-223
Presentation Drawings
IDS 246
Adv CAD for ID
No course identified
ID-223 transfer info: PortfolioContains 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.

Transfer Requirement: Portfolio and grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.

ID-231
Textiles and Finish Materials
IDS 205
Materials & Sources
IDES 234
Textiles
ID-231 transfer info: Portfolio: Not required.

Transfer Requirement: Grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.

FA-104
Color Theory
ART 132
Fund of Design II
IDES 107 Interiors: Design Principles
FA-104 transfer info: Portfolio: Not required.

Transfer Requirement: Grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.

FA-201, 202
Intro to Art History
ART 101, 102
History and Appreciation of Art
ARTT 200, 201
Art History
FA-201, 202 transfer info: Portfolio: Not required.

Transfer Requirement: Grade of B or higher in an equivalent course.