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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Course Descriptions - Interior Design

INTD 1000 INTERIOR STUDIO I
The elements and principles of design are introduced in this course. Application of these principles and various forms of organization are explored through two and three-dimensional design exercises. (4 credits)

INTD 1500 INTERIOR STUDIO II
The principles and elements of interior design are introduced and explored through a series of studio projects. (4 credits)
Prerequisites: DSGN1200 and INTD1000

INTD 1600 HISTORY OF INTERIORS I
Historical survey of major design periods in interior architecture and furnishings from antiquity to the late 16th century with emphasis on the artistic, cultural, political, social, economic, and technological conditions which affected their development. (3 credits)

INTD 1750 DRAWING II
The basic principles and methods for drawing three-dimensional space are explored using a variety of media. Mechanical, freehand and digital methods for producing orthographic, paraline and perspective drawings are introduced as critical tools for understanding and representing interior design. (3 credits)

INTD 2000 INTERIOR STUDIO III
The design process is explored using several short-duration interior design projects with simple programmatic requirements. (4 credits)
Prerequisites: INTD1750 and INTD1500

INTD 2100 MATERIALS
Interior finish materials and their applications are examined through various aesthetic, code, sustainability and functional selection criteria. (3 credits)

INTD 2250 DRAWING III
Intermediate drawing course exploring the production of interior architectural drawing using digital drawing software. Orthographic and three-dimensional drawing are produced. Emphasis is placed on the production of drawings for studio design explorations and presentations. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: INTD1750

INTD 2500 INTERIOR STUDIO IV
Exploration of the design process is continued using project slightly larger in scale and programmatically more complex. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: INTD2000

INTD 2600 HISTORY OF INTERIORS II
Historical survey of interior architecture and furnishings from the late 16th century to the present with emphasis on the artistic, cultural, political, social, economic, and technological conditions which affected their development. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: INTD1600

INTD 2700 BUILDING SYSTEMS I
An introduction to basic building systems: structural, conveying, fire protection, plumbing and water conservation. (3 credits)

INTD 2800 PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES
Students explore rendering techniques and learn basic graphic design principles for presentations. Projects apply those techniques and principles to the creation of interior design presentation boards and student portfolios. (4 credits)
Corequisite: INTD2500

INTD 3000 INTERIOR STUDIO V
Demonstrating their proficiency with the design process, students develop creative solutions for a residential interior by synthesizing their expanding theoretical, aesthetic and technical knowledge and sustainable design methodologies. (6 credits) fall
Prerequisite: INTD2500

INTD 3100 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
Construction documents include drawings and specifications that are used to communicate with a constructor and delineate the requirements for transforming an interior design into real space. CAD (computer-aided design) and BIM (building information modeling) drawing methods as well as standardized large and small project format specifications will be explored to create drawing suitable for guiding a constructor through the construction process. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: INTD2250

INTD 3300 BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF DESIGN
Through lectures and discussions, students examine psychological and social research that assesses the dynamic relationship between human behavior and the physical environment with an emphasis on interior spaces. Special populations may be discussed the elderly, children, and the physically challenged. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Junior status

INTD 3500 INTERIOR STUDIO VI
Projects of realistic programmatic complexity for business office space are developed. Project resolution requires solutions that simultaneously resolve theoretical, aesthetic and technical concerns, including the use of sustainable design methodologies. (6 credits)
Prerequisite: INTD3000

INTD 3600 LIGHTING
Interior illumination is studied in-depth from aesthetic, technical and functional points of view. Conceptual design and documentation, lamps, luminaries, color rendition, lighting calculation and daylighting will be presented through lectures, projects and site observation. (3 credits)

INTD 3800 INDEPENDENT STUDY INTERIOR DESIGN
Presents topics that are not covered by existing courses and are likely to change from semester to semester. Refer to the Class Schedule for a specific semester for details of offerings for the semester. (1 – 4 credits)

INTD 4000 INTERIOR STUDIO VII
Projects of advanced programmatic complexity are studied. Project resolution requires competent and comprehensive solutions that explore and synthesize theoretical, aesthetic and technical issues, including the use of sustainable design methodologies. (6 credits)
Prerequisite: INTD3500

INTD 4100 BUILDING REGULATIONS
Building codes and standards applicable to construction and furnishings are introduced. Students will learn to identify various construction classifications and occupancy categories and to cross-reference guidelines, tables and charts found in the building codes. (3 credits)
Prerequisites: INTD2700

INTD 4600 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
The course examines business and legal aspects of interior design practice by focusing on financial and project management, marketing, and personnel issues. Ethics and career path issues in design are discussed. (4 credits)

INTD 5000 SENIOR PROJECT: RESEARCH
Students begin their senior capstone project by developing a research document that includes: a project statement;  problem statement, project program, code requirements, and precedent research; and documentation of a site (building). The major focus is a comprehensive study of "programming": the systematic collection and documentation of project parameters including both quantitative and qualitative data. (3 credits)
Corequisite: INTD4000

INTD 5500 SENIOR PROJECT: DESIGN
Using their Senior Project: Research document as a guide, students design a comprehensive project of their own selection. This capstone project requires students to demonstrate mastery of the design process and fulfillment of their established learning objectives. (6 credits)
Prerequisites: INTD4000 and INTD5000