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Interior Design Courses

110 Interior Design Theory. This course explores the theories of interior design related to human factors, the elements and principles of design, spatial relationships, programming, universal design and way-finding.

118 Architectural Drafting. A studio course introducing drafting and techniques, including lettering, field measurements, floor plans, elevations and building codes of interiors.

120 Applied Design Concepts. A studio course to further explore design elements, principles and techniques through the creation of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional projects relative to practical applications in interior design. Spring.

207 Textiles for the Consumer. Basic concepts and principles related to fibers, yarns, fabric construction and finishes, with emphasis on usage of textile products. Fall.

219 Interior Design Drawing I. Freehand drawing for interior designers, including contour drawing, linear perspective, descriptive light and shadow and principles of organization.

221 Architectural Materials. Definition, application, specification, and installation techniques of architectural and interior materials. (Co-requisite: ARTI 118.) Spring.

222 History of Architecture and Interiors I. The history of Architecture and Interiors from Antiquity through the 18th century.

223 Design Process and Presentation. A studio course exploring design fundamentals as components of interior space, including use of the design process and model construction to communicate and solve problems. Special attention is given to presentation and techniques. A portfolio review of work produced in the course is required.

224 History of Architecture and Interiors II. History of Architecture and Interiors from the 19th Century thru today.

323 Basic Principles of Residential Design. The practical application of design principles to the living environment. Studio problems are approached with consideration for human factors and space requirements while working through the appropriate design process.

325 Auto CAD for Interior Design. An introduction to computer aided drafting and design specifically for the interior designer through the use of Auto CAD.

326 Lighting. A studio course exploring the elements and applications of lighting including electrical components, measurements, coloration and energy efficiency for both interior and exterior lighting needs.

327 Basic Principles of Commercial Design. Assessment and programming for the working environment, including consideration of space requirements, functional requirements, Building Codes, and accessibility issues. These skills are applied to all projects.

351 Advanced Studio. Advanced study in AutoCAD, rendering, portfolio, residential design, kitchen and bath design, furniture design, commercial design, systems furniture, and historic preservation. Students participate in a bimonthly seminar in conjunction with their studio work. Repeatable up to 9 semester hours.

400 Senior Seminar. A concentrated focus on special topics important to interior design, and industry changes for the future.

408 Professional Practices for Interior Designers. Business practices and ethics in the field of interior design.

Special and Advanced Courses

199 Exploratory Internship (1-3).

299 Experimental Course (1-3).

399 Professional Internship (1-12)

451 Independent Study (1-3). Open only to art and esign majors with a special need to study content beyond that offered in the normal course sequence.

499 Advanced Experimental Course (1-3).

International Studies

101 International Studies. Historical, cultural, politcal and economic relationships among the diverse peoples of the world.

407 Seminar in International Studies. Research and discussion of selected topics related to students' areas of emphasis. Each student will complete an individual research project culminatiing in a formal paper.


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