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Interior Architecture Courses

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Interior Architecture Course Descriptions


 

IARC 2000 - Space Planning

(3) Credit Hours

Application of space planning techniques in small scale commercial and residential design; emphasis placed on human factors. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Interior Architecture major or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 2050 - Visual Presentation

(3) Credit Hours

An introduction to basic skills, materials, and techniques employed in the presentation of interior design projects. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: Acceptance into Interior Architecture major or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 2090 - 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. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: IARC 1100 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 2100 - 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. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: IARC 2000, IARC 2050, IARC 2090, and IARC 2200 with grades of C or better or department head approval. Co-requisite: IARC 2220 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 2150 - Computer Applications in Design

(3) Credit Hours

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


IARC 2200 - 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. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Interior Architecture major, classification as Design Foundations minor, or department head approval.


IARC 2210 - 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. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Interior Architecture major, classification as Design Foundations minor, or department head approval.


IARC 2220 - Interior Systems Design

(3) Credit Hours

The study of illumination principles, design criteria, and systems applied to architectural interiors. Prerequisite for Interior Architecture majors: IARC 2000 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Prerequisite for Design Foundation minors: IARC 1100 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 3000 - Commercial Interiors

(3) Credit Hours

Development of creative ideas in commercial design projects which integrate interior design elements to achieve predetermined goals. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: IARC 2100, IARC 2150, IARC 2210 and IARC 2220 with grades of C or better or department head approval. Co-requisite: IARC 3220 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 3050 - 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. Studio 5 hours. Co-requisite: IARC 3000 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 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. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: IARC 3000 and IARC 3050 with grades of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 3150 - Computer - Aided Design II

(3) Credit Hours

Introduction to REVIT developing two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) computer drafting skills and the creation of construction documents and presentation drawings. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: IARC 2090 and IARC 3050 with grades of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 3200 - History of Design

(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. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Interior Architecture major, classification as Design Foundations minor, or department head approval.


IARC 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. Prerequisite: IARC 3200 with a grade of C or better or department head approval.


IARC 3220 - 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. Prerequisite: IARC 2100 with a grade of C or better, or classification as Design Foundations minor, or department head approval.


IARC 4000 - Commercial Interiors II

(3) Credit Hours

Advanced integration of Interior Design elements in commercial interior spaces as they relate to large-scale projects. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: IARC 3000 and IARC 3150 with grades of C or better or department head approval.


IARC 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. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: IARC 3100 and IARC 3220 with grades of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 4100 - Senior Thesis I

(1) 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. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: IARC 3100 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 4150 - Senior Thesis II

(3) Credit Hours

Part II of Senior Thesis project. Students finalize a design project that meets the criteria set forth in the program developed in IARC 4100. 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. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: IARC 4100 with a grade of C or better or department head approval.


IARC 4200 - Senior Seminar

(1) Credit Hours

Seminar on the practice of interior design within a professional context including development and completion of tools to gain professional employment. Prerequisite: IARC 4000 with a grade of C or better or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.


IARC 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. Prerequisite: IARC 4000 with a grade of C or better or department head approval.


IARC 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: IARC 4150, IARC 4200 and IARC 4210 all with grades of C or better 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.