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
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
207 Textiles for the
Consumer. Basic concepts and principles
related to fibers, yarns, fabric construction
and finishes, with emphasis on usage of textile
219 Interior Design
Drawing I. Freehand drawing for interior
designers, including contour drawing, linear
perspective, descriptive light and shadow and
principles of organization.
Materials. Definition, application,
specification, and installation techniques of
architectural and interior materials. (Co-requisite:
222 History of Architecture
and Interiors I. The history of Architecture
and Interiors from Antiquity through the 18th
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
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.
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
199 Exploratory Internship
299 Experimental Course
399 Professional Internship
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
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.