NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Western Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Interior Design

Interior Design emphasizes the application of analytical, technical, business, and aesthetic skills in the development of spaces for living, working and/or relaxation. Graduates are employed with architectural and design firms in interior/facilities management divisions of large corporations, retailing home furnishings, and marketing positions and showroom management.

IMPORTANT: Interior Design at WMU limits enrollment into this program. Acceptance is selective and competitive. Please be sure to read the information about the acceptance process for students seeking to pursue the Interior Design program.

Interior design is a four-year program from a student's first fall semester at WMU. Students are strongly encouraged to start at WMU and take NMC classes in summers.

Laura Ciccantell is the contact person for this program at laura.ciccantell@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3474.

Basic Requirements

Completion of the BASIC requirements as listed at NMC will fulfill most of the general requirements at WMU. WMU requires two additional General Education courses at the 300-400 level to be taken at WMU plus an upper level writing requirement (Proficiency #2 at WMU). Upon request at the NMC Records Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) SATISFIED".

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111 & 112

English Composition




ART 111

History of Western Art I


ART 112

History of Western Art II


Select one additional class from Group 1 Humanities - not ART


Natural Science

Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Natural Science list including one LECTURE/LAB
PLEASE NOTE: ENV 270 may be used to complete MTA, but the credits will not transfer to WMU.


Social Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Social Science




Select 1 course (MTH 120 or above) from Group 1 Math list


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



ACC 121

Accounting I


ART 132

3-D Design


BUS 101

Introduction to Business


CIS 100

Computers in Business


COM 111

Public Speaking


MKT 201

Principles of Marketing


Quantification Intellectual Skills Requirement

Students completing MTA will fulfill this requirement.

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Summer 2023