Interior Design


3 Credit Hours

Provides a solid foundation in basic drafting techniques through hands-on instruction in the proper use of drafting materials and tools. Topics include plan, elevation, section, and scale.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the development of basic freehand sketches. This course emphasizes quick sketch techniques and rapid visualization. Students learn a variety of drawing media and rendering techniques for visually communicating design concepts.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the principles and elements of design. This course emphasizes conceptual analysis and problem solution in two- and three-dimensional design. Students examine the psychological and cultural impact of form, space, and volume in making appropriate design decisions.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces AutoCAD as a drafting tool. Students learn to use CAD to create and edit plans, elevations, and section views of designs for use in design studies and presentations. Students also learn presentation styles, drawing organization, and other techniques used in professional practice.

Prerequisite: INT1100

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces space planning with an emphasis upon conceptual analysis. Students learn space planning and furniture arrangement from a functional and aesthetic viewpoint. This course addresses the major parameters of interior design, including human factors, ADA, and universal design as well as design theory.

Prerequisite: INT1120

 


3 Credit Hours

Surveys the history of architecture and interior design from the earliest civilizations through the late 18th century. The material will be presented chronologically, and various themes in the development of interior design will be traced throughout the period covered. Influence and originality in a design context will be examined.

 


3 Credit Hours

Instructs students in the use of Rhinoceros 5.0, Vray, and 3ds Max to create, manipulate, and render three-dimensional views of interior spaces. Students master modeling, materials, and lighting to develop striking renderings of their design solutions.

Prerequisite: INT1150

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the study of residential environments and the planning of interior spaces. This course emphasizes the design process from initial client contact/programming through final design. Topics include space planning/presentation skills, review of human factors, and the needs of clients and the public.

Prerequisite: INT1160

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the appropriate selection, application, and installation of materials and finishes used in the interior environment. This course emphasizes the basic materials, manufacturing, and specification processes and characteristics of goods specified by the interior designer.

Prerequisite: INT1150

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides a survey of the history of architecture and interior design from the 19th century to the present. Course material will be presented chronologically and various themes in the development of interior design will be traced throughout the period covered. Influence and originality in a design context will be examined.

Prerequisite: INT1170

 


3 Credit Hours

Presents the fundamentals of commercial design through lectures, discussions, readings, and studio projects. This course provides an introduction and expert guidance on practical, aesthetic, and social issues involved in designing non-residential interiors.

Prerequisite: INT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Studies the relationship between Interior Design and Architectural systems. Topics include construction methods and materials. This course covers foundation, floor and wall systems; construction techniques and building materials; and elements of site analysis, regulatory factors, and zoning ordinances.

Prerequisite: INT2230

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the student to the basic principles of lighting design. This will include technical, sustainable, and creative aspects of producing reflected ceiling plans and integrating light into the fabric of architecture. This course also covers the design and model making process of light fixtures.

Prerequisite: INT1150

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides a field-based internship experience. Students work for an interior design/architecture firm under the direction of a mentor, who provides necessary guidance/direction to meet job requirements. Student interns meet/communicate weekly with a faculty instructor to assess/evaluate their programs.

Prerequisite: Departmental permission

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with an overall understanding of codes, standards, and federal regulations with an emphasis on interior projects. This course utilizes real-life design examples to explain how specific codes and standards apply to a variety of building and project types.

Prerequisite: INT2260

 


3 Credit Hours

Develops advanced residential design concepts and skills with emphasis placed upon historical precedents, functionalism, energy efficiency, space planning, materials, and the latest technology in equipment and fixtures.

Prerequisite: INT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Presents the fundamentals of sustainable design and its critical role in the design process. This course provides an understanding of green building philosophies, assessment tools, materials and methods, and design strategies for incorporating sustainable principles and materials into design projects.

Prerequisite: INT2250

 


3 Credit Hours

Builds on the concepts presented in Architectural Construction and Methods I. Students are introduced to the various components and systems used in the construction and assembly of buildings. Types, differences, and features of interior environmental systems as well as traffic circulation systems are discussed.

Prerequisite: INT2260

 


3 Credit Hours

Focuses on design strategies and treatments for user populations and project types that have special needs. Students complete advanced level commercial design studio projects. This course explores practical, aesthetic, and social issues involved in designing non-residential interiors with a focus on special need user populations.

Prerequisite: INT2250

 


3 Credit Hours

Teaches students to create industry standard construction drawings used by the trade to build and renovate spaces. Symbols, graphic notations, sections, details, and schedules are taught to be used in the proper representation of their designs as legal documents for construction.

Prerequisite: INT3350

 


3 Credit Hours

Focuses on the design concepts, functionality, materials, and construction documents to build furniture. The creative process of furniture design is covered through the studio projects assigned. Anthropometric and ergonomics are covered in depth.

Prerequisites: INT2200, INT2260

 


3 Credit Hours

Focuses on current areas of special interest in interior design. This course allows students to explore and research in detail carefully chosen projects while working in groups and individually. These projects will focus on selected real-world design competitions.

Prerequisite: INT3360

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores job requirements, development opportunities, and strategies for successful career management. This course covers resume writing, interviewing, and the importance of professionalism. Students prepare documents needed to pursue job opportunities in interior design, including a professional design portfolio.

Prerequisite: INT3330

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides instruction in individual design program development, including project and site selection. This course is the first of two capstone courses. The approved program developed in this course will be used as the basis of design for continuation of the project in INT4460 Studio VIII: Capstone Project.

Prerequisite: INT3360

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the professional practices of the interior design profession. This course emphasizes professional ethics, contracts, design fees, budgets, project management, marketing, and client/contractor/designer/trade relationships.

Prerequisite: INT3360

 


3 Credit Hours

Continues the research and design of the interior design project based upon the building type approved in INT4420 Capstone: Research and Program course. Students apply all the skills and knowledge developed throughout their course of study in interior design.

Prerequisite: INT4420

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides a field-based internship experience. Students work for an interior design/architecture firm under the direction of a mentor, who provides necessary guidance/direction to meet job requirements. Student interns meet/communicate weekly with a faculty instructor to assess/evaluate their programs.

Prerequisite: Departmental permission