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Interior Design Courses

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Interior Design Course Descriptions


INTD 2000 - Space Planning

(3) Credit Hours
Application of space planning techniques in small scale commercial and residential design; emphasis placed on human factors. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: Acceptance into Interior Design major or department head approval. and INTD 1150 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 2050 - Color Systems

(3) Credit Hours
Experimentation in color systems and their use in interior design; analysis of psychological impact of color systems on people; correlation of color scheme to total room design; development of skills for various media and tools used in color planning. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Interior Design major or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 2100 - Visual Presentation

(3) Credit Hours
An introduction to basic skills, materials, and techniques employed in the presentation of interior design projects. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: INTD 2000 and INTD 2050 with grades of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 2150 - Computer Applications in Design

(3) Credit Hours
Introduction to and application of digital technologies used by interior design professionals. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Interior Design major, classification as Design Foundations minor, or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 2200 - Interior Textiles

(3) Credit Hours
A study of the fundamental properties found in textile fibers, yarns, weaves and finishes, and the application of these properties to interior finishes. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Interior Design major, classification as Design Foundations minor, or department head approval.


INTD 2210 - Interior Materials

(3) Credit Hours
A study of basic components used in the art of interior design: wall treatments, window treatments, floor coverings, fabric selections, furniture selections. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Interior Design major, classification as Design Foundations minor, or department head approval.


INTD 3000 - Kitchen and Bath Planning

(3) Credit Hours
A study of the aesthetic and technical elements of kitchen and bath design with emphasis on NKBA standards. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: INTD 2100 and INTD 2210 with grades of C or better or department head approval.
Corequisite: INTD 3230 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 3050 - Computer-Aided Design I

(3) Credit Hours
Introduction to the fundamentals of two dimensional (2d) computer drafting using AutoCad. Develop the requisite skills for implementing various basic commands needed to create presentation drawings, working drawings and details. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite for Interior Design majors: INTD 2150 with a grade of C or better or for classification of Design Foundations minor, ETM:  Construction Management major, or ETM Engineering Management major:  INTD 1100 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 3100 - Residential Interiors

(3) Credit Hours
Advanced study of residential space planning criteria and the selection of furnishings, equipment, materials, and finishes for the residential market; design considerations for special populations (e.g., disabled, aged) explored. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: INTD 3000 and INTD 3230 with grades of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 3150 - Computer-Aided Design II

(3) Credit Hours
Advanced topics in two dimensional (2d) CAD drawing techniques. Further develop and refine skills in the creation of presentation drawings. Introduction to the concepts of 3 dimensional (3d) design. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: INTD 3050 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 3190 - Construction Documents

(3) Credit Hours
An overview and execution of working drawings with an emphasis on interior environments, building systems, and construction details for fabrication and installation. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: INTD 2100 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 3200 - History of Design I

(3) Credit Hours
The study of design characteristics of historical architecture, interiors, furniture and decorative arts including the dominant, socio-economic influences leading to the development of each style – Egyptian to Victorian. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Interior Design major, classification as Design Foundations minor, or department head approval.


INTD 3210 - History of Design II

(3) Credit Hours
The study of design characteristics of historical architecture, interiors, furniture and decorative arts including effects of the Industrial Revolution - Victorian to Modern. Spring semester. Prerequisite: INTD 3200 with a grade of C or better or department head approval.


INTD 3230 - Interior Systems Design

(3) Credit Hours
The study of illumination principles, design criteria, and systems applied to architectural interiors. Fall semester. Prerequisite for Interior Design majors: INTD 2000 with a grade of C or better or for classification of Design Foundation minors:  INTD 1100 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 3240 - Codes and Specifications

(3) Credit Hours
The study of the application of laws, codes, regulations, standards and practice that protect the health, safety and welfare of the public including specification guidelines. Spring semester. Prerequisite:  Acceptance into Interior Design major or department head approval, or classification as Design Foundations minor, or classification as ETM:  Engineering Management major or department head approval.


INTD 4000 - Commercial Interiors I

(3) Credit Hours
Development of creative ideas in commercial design projects which integrate interior design elements to achieve predetermined goals. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: INTD 3100 and INTD 3240 with grades of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 4050 - Responsive Design

(3) Credit Hours
Development of creative ideas in response to evolving global issues concerning an interior designer’s ability to affect the health, safety and welfare of the public, as well as the environment. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: INTD 3100 and INTD 3240 with grades of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 4100 - Commercial Interiors II

(3) Credit Hours
Advanced integration of Interior Design elements in contract interior spaces as they relate to large-scale projects. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: INTD 4000 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 4150 - Senior Thesis I

(3) Credit Hours
Part I of Senior Thesis project. Students locate a building and choose a topic for research that leads to the creation of a design program and preliminary drawings. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: INTD 4000 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 4151 - Senior Thesis II

(1) Credit Hours
Part II of Senior Thesis project. Students finalize a design project that meets the criteria set forth in the program developed in INTD 4150. The design project is a culmination of all their acquired knowledge, skills, processes and theories of interior design. The project requirements include construction documents and a formal oral and visual presentation. Summer semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: INTD 4150 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Corequisite: INTD 4900 or department head approval.


INTD 4200 - Internship Preparation

(1) Credit Hours
Preparation for the required field internship including creation of resume, dossier, and portfolios. Fall semester. Prerequisite: INTD 3100 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


INTD 4210 - Business Practices

(3) Credit Hours
General characteristics of management terminology and procedures in the interior design field with a major emphasis placed on the ability to systematize and control the flow of operations, money, materials, and commitments. Spring semester. Prerequisite: INTD 4200 with a grade of C or better or department head approval.


INTD 4900r - Internship

(3) Credit Hours
Directed field experience providing a full-time work experience that gives students a better understanding of the real Working environment. Prerequisite: INTD 4050, 4100, 4150, 4200 and 4210 all with grades of C or better or department head approval. Corequisite: INTD 4151 or department head approval.


ENGL 2880 - Professional Writing

(3) Credit Hours
An introduction to the variety and forms of workplace discourse. Emphasis on composing documents such as memos, letters, resumes and reports; planning and managing short- and long-term writing projects; integrating oral and written communication; and using new communication technologies. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: ENGL 1020 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval.

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