MS / MID Course Descriptions

 

Core Courses:

INTD 5000 - Research & Programming – 3 hours

Process of developing a graduate plan of study.  Fundamental skills needed for successful completion of an Interior Design graduate degree.  Fall Semester.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5010 - Theory and Practice – 3 hours

This course is a survey of the aesthetic, political, economic, and social theories that have shaped modern design, including critical methods applied to design integral to culture and human expression.  Fall Semester.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5020 - Research Methods – 3 hours

A basic introduction to the fundamentals of research in interior design, including a survey of the major types of research and an overview of what is involved in the inception, planning, and conduction of a research project.  Spring Semester.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5030r - Field Practicum – 3 hours

Hands-on field experience in area of interior design research.  Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

Electives:

INTD 5100r Graduate Studio – 3 hours

Advanced graduate level design experience emphasizing project complexity, design skill refinement, and optional development of thesis project strategies.  On Demand. Studio 5 Hours. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.  Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

 

INTD 5110 - Case Studies – 3 hours

Focuses on interpretive and research topics in a case study format.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5120 - Readings in Interior Design – 3 hours

Exploration of current topics through readings in interior design.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5130 - Writing Proposals and Grants – 3 hours

Fundamentals of planning and completing research proposals and grants.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

5200 - Introduction to Historic Preservation – 3 hours

A critical assessment of the history of preservation in the United States, current preservation practices, regulations and design guidelines governing intervention, and assessing significance of historic properties.  Fall Semester. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

5210 - Historical Research – 3 hours

An advanced study in research and documentation of restoration and preservation procedures.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

5220r - Field Documentation of Historic Buildings – 3 hours

This course is dedicated to reading and recording the material fabric of historic buildings including field experience recording in descriptions, photographs, and measured drawings.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

5230 - Materials & Color in Historic Preservation – 3 hours

An in-depth study of appropriate materials and color palettes used in historic buildings.  On Demand. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

5240 - Historic Neighborhood Revitalization – 3 hours

Explores problems and potentials encountered in planning for historic preservation in established urban neighborhoods.   On Demand. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

5250 - Culture & Place – 3 hours

A survey of cultural changes throughout American history; an in-depth look at the impact on historic houses.  On Demand. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

5300 - High Performance Systems – 3 hours

Exploration of low environmental impact practices for commercial building system design and construction, with emphasis on HVAC mechanical systems, water reduction, and lighting systems.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

5310 - Green Interiors – 3 hours

Exploration of sustainable building materials and practices as it relates to performance, indoor air quality, product life-cycle, efficient design, and regional and renewable resources.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

5320 - Green Building Measurements – 3 hours

Importance of 3rd party verification and rating systems and the role they play in the building industry.  This course prepares students to take the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) examination.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

5330 - Passive House Design – 3 hours

Explores and implements high performance building science principles and passive house techniques.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5400 - Public Design – 3 hours

Non-profit design projects, including international humanitarian work, as well as design as a public service at local, regional, and national levels.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5410 - Urban History & Development of Chattanooga – 3 hours

Explores the urban revitalization methods for Chattanooga, TN, stressing relationships among public and private buildings, outdoor spaces, and transportation corridors in the downtown area.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5500 - Environments & Human Behavior I – 3 hours

An exploration of the relationship between humans and their environment through the study of personal and social use of space, proxemics, spatial analysis, and the effects of the environment on human behavior.  On Demand. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5510 - Environments & Human Behavior II – 3 hours

An advanced exploration of the relationship between humans and their environment.  On Demand. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

UTC Double-list and/or Existing Courses:

INTD 5800 – History of Design I – 3 hours

The advanced 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: department head approval.

 

INTD 5810 – History of Design II – 3 hours

The advanced study of design characteristics of historical architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative arts including effects of the Industrial Revolution - Victorian to Modern. Spring Semester. Prerequisite: department head approval.

 

INTD 5820 – Computer Applications in Design – 3 hours

Introduction to and application of digital technologies used by interior design professionals. Studio 5 hours. Spring Semester.  Prerequisite: department head approval.   Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

 

INTD 5830 – Computer-Aided Design I – 3 hours

Introduction to the fundamentals of two-dimensional (2-D) computer drafting using AutoCad. Studio 5 hours. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: Department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

 

INTD 5840 – Computer- Aided Design II – 3 hours

Advanced topics in two-dimensional (2-D) CAD drawing techniques. Studio 5 hours. Spring Semester.  Prerequisite: Department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

 

INTD 5850 – Codes and Specifications – 3 hours

The advanced 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: Department head approval.

 

INTD 5860 – Responsive Design – 3 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. Fall Semester.  Prerequisite: Department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

 

INTD 5870 – Aging in the Built Environment – 3 hours

A critical examination of the interaction between the aging population and the “built” environment, including furnishings and finishes. On demand.  Prerequisite: Department head approval.

 

INTD 5880 - Introduction to Sustainable Design – 3 hours

An introduction to sustainable design, with a focus on the principles, concepts, strategies, and best practices utilized in addressing environmental challenges and advancing sustainable design solutions in the built and natural environments. On demand. Prerequisite: Department head approval.

 

Additional Course Offerings:

 

INTD 5993r - Supervised Teaching – 3 hours

Independent student teaching under the supervision of a faculty member.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5994r - Study Abroad

Participation in interior design or related study abroad.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5995r - Capstone Project

Research related directly to interior design for the master’s thesis project.  Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester.  Prerequisite: INTD 5020 - Research Methods or department head approval.

 

5996r - Special Topics (repeatable)

Special topics related to interior design.

 

INTD 5997r - Individual Studies - 1-9 hours

Student has the opportunity to pursue independent work under the direction of a faculty member.  On Demand.  Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Interior Design MS or MID programs or department head approval.

 

INTD 5999r – Thesis – 1-6 hours

Research related directly to interior design for the master’s thesis.  Oral defense required. Maximum graded credit of six hours to be applied toward degree. Must register for course continuously until thesis is complete. Prerequisite: INTD 5020 - Research Methods or department head approval.

 

Required Course outside the Interior Design Department for MID students only

 

EDAS 5350 - Curriculum Development in Higher Education

An examination of various issues and problems relating to curriculum development in higher education with particular emphasis on the college curriculum; philosophies of higher education, models of knowledge and instruction, development of instructional goals and objectives, development of course outlines and syllabi, and curricular innovations are among the topics considered.