Courses and Descriptions
The semesters listed after course descriptions indicate when courses are expected to be offered. Schedules are subject to change; students should confirm semester offerings with the department when planning degree programs. You can also jump directly to special and advanced courses.
110. Interior Design Theory (3)
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. FALL.
118. Architectural Drafting (3)
A studio course introducing and applying drafting techniques, and contract documentation including lettering, field measurements, floor plans, elevations, and sections and schedules. FALL, SPRING.
120. Applied Design Concepts (3)
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.
219. Interior Design Drawing (3)
Freehand drawing for interior designers, including praline drawing, linear perspective, descriptive light and shadow and rendering techniques. (Prerequisite: INTD 118). SPRING.
221. Interior Design Materials (3)
Definition, environmental attributes, application, specification, and installation techniques of interior materials and textiles. (Prerequisite: INTD 118). SPRING.
222. History of Architecture and Interiors I (3)
The history of Architecture and Interiors from Antiquity through the 18th century. FALL.
223. Design Process and Presentation (3)
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. (Prerequisites: INTD 120, 219, 221 and ENGL 101). SPRING.
224. History of Architecture and Interiors II (3)
History of Architecture and Interiors from the 19th Century through today. SPRING.
323. Residential Design (3)
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. (Prerequisites: INTD 222, 223 and 224). FALL.
325. Auto CAD for Interior Design (3)
An introduction to computer aided drafting and design specifically for the interior designer through the use of Auto CAD. (Prerequisite: INTD 118). FALL.
326. Lighting (3)
Explores the concept and techniques of lighting, using a logical progression from conceptualization through presentation including understanding and application of lighting componentry, calculation, coloration and energy efficiency. (Prerequisite: INTD 323 | Co-requsite: 327). SPRING.
327. Commercial Design (3)
Assessment and programming for the working environment, including consideration of space requirements, human behavior, ergonomics and anthropometrics, functional requirements, building Codes, and accessibility issues. Application and specification of appropriate materials and products, creation of contract documentation and various presentation techniques are applied to all projects. (Prerequisite: INTD 323 or 325 | Co-requisite: INTD 326). SPRING.
350. Special Topics in Interior Design (3)
An interdisciplinary and collaborative class exploring a topic related to the built environment. Methods will include research, programming, and a variety of presentation styles. Rotating topics may include, but not limited to design needs of specific facilities, historic preservation and sustainability. OFFERED AS NEEDED.
351. Advanced Studio (3-4)
Student selected study in topics such as AutoCAD, rendering, portfolio, residential design, kitchen and bath design, furniture design, commercial design, systems furniture, and historic preservation incorporating research and a variety of communication techniques. Repeatable up to 4 semester hours. (Prerequisite: Junior or senior status). FALL, SPRING.
400. Capstone: Senior Seminar (3)
The research and production of a project that will showcase all aspects of the design needs and requirements for a specific facility. Both residential and commercial spaces will be included. (Prerequisite: INTD 327). FALL.
408. Professional Practices for Interior Designers (3)
Business practices and ethics in the field of interior design. (Prerequisites: INTD 327 and 400). SPRING.
199. Exploratory Internship (1-3)
299. Experimental Course (1-3)
399. Professional Internship (1-12)
451. Independent Study (1-3)
Designed for Interior Design and Pre-Architecture majors with a special need to study content beyond that offered in the normal course sequence. (Prerequisite: Department permission.)
499. Advanced Experimental Course (1-3)