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FAQs on the internal major change process at the School of Design

Frequently asked questions regarding the internal major change process to the undergraduate programs in the School of Design:

Q: I am a student currently enrolled at Virginia Tech, and I would like to transfer into the industrial design, interior design, or landscape architecture program. What is the process for acceptance?

A: An application must be submitted. Applications will be accepted beginning the first day of the spring semester, January 16, 2024. The application deadline is February 9, 2024.

Internal Major Change Policy

Please attend the Internal Major Change Meeting for the School of Design on Tuesday, October 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Cowgill RM 300.

School of Design Internal Major Change Applications: Fill out the application, and then fill out the respective form and attach supporting documents in a combined PDF.

Q: If I am accepted into the Industrial Design, Interior Design or Landscape Architecture program, what happens next?

A: Students enrolled at Virginia Tech who are accepted through the change of major process are all required to take the Summer Foundation Design Laboratories (ARCH 1015, 1016) during the following first and second summer sessions. The Summer studio sessions are immersive, interactive courses focused on inquiry, experimentation, discovery, and synthesis. These courses employ a series of iterative drawing and modeling exercises, at a beginner's level, in two and three dimensions across multiple scales.