Prospective undergraduate students interested in studying interior design at Buffalo State must apply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
In addition to completing the undergraduate application process, students interested in the interior design program must complete these special admissions requirements in order to be considered for admission.
- Successful completion of the Skills Competency Exam following IDE 151, IDE 152, and IDE 153. The one-day exam evaluates entry-level ability to visualize, design, and communicate spatial solutions to a simple problem through scaled drafting, rendering, and model-building.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 after the freshman year.
- Transfer students who have completed coursework in interior design at a previous college must schedule a portfolio review with the department chairperson. At this review, based on the projects submitted, the chairperson will determine which courses will receive transfer credit and where in the Buffalo State Interior Design Program transfer students will begin the course sequence. Interior Design portfolios are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.