Course Descriptions

INTD 101 - INTRO TO INTERIOR DESIGN
3 hours, 3 credits. The course is an introduction to the study of the interior design profession. Students will gain a conceptual understanding of the factors needed to create sustainable, healthy, functional, and aesthetic interior spaces. Emphasis will be on the elements and principles of design and their application in interior design practice. Prerequisite: NONE (FALL)

INTD 202 - INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO II
6 credits: 2 hrs lecture, 8 hrs lab The course is a practical studio experience to introduce students to basic interior design principles and how to create small-scale interior environments with people in mind, including residential settings. Research methods to examine how people behave in spaces will be taught. Prerequisites: ARCH 201 with "C" or better. (SPRING)

INTD 212 - TOPICS NON-WESTERN ART & DESIGN
Three hours; 3 credits. Topics in Non-Western Art & Design is a broad survey of significant traditions of art, architecture, and design from various cultural contexts, including African, Middle Eastern, South and Central Latin American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and other regional cultures. Their distinct tangible cultures, major building forms, types of furnishings and interiors, ornamental and decorative arts will be discussed. Specific interior projects, artists, and designers from around the world will be presented and reviewed to provide students with an expansive base of diverse ideas, aesthetics, and processes. Prerequisites: None. (SPRING)

INTD 301 - INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO II
6 credits, 2 hrs lecture, 8 hrs lab The course teaches students to develop an understanding of the standard elements of commercial, hospitality, and entertainment interiors. Topics may include materials, sustainable manufacturing techniques, and installation methods. Students will learn specific details of furniture, flooring, walls, painting techniques, cabinetry, architectural moldings and doors, and custom and specialty hardware. Prerequisites: INTD 202 with "C" or better. (FALL)

INTD 302 - INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO III
6 credits, 2 hrs lecture, 8 hrs lab The course offers students with a practical project sponsored by a community group, nonprofit organization, or local government agency to design public interior spaces. They will learn how to develop people-centered design solutions to issues and challenges through authentic community engagement and conversation. Prerequisites INTD 301 with "C" or better. (SPRING)

INTD 311 - COLOR THEORY & APPLICATION
3 hours, 3 credits The course concentrates on color theory and application for interior spaces. Students will study the psychological, socio-cultural, and practical influences on color choices and the application of colors for walls, floor coverings, window treatments, upholstery, accessories and accents to a range of interior settings. Through lectures and color manipulation exercises, students will explore how light, different media, and the physical environment affect color. Prerequisites: INTD 202 with C or better. (FALL)

INTD 322 - INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS
3 hours, 3 credits The course will address properties, basic building codes, manufacture, cost analysis of materials applied in interior design. Students will learn how floors, ceilings, walls, stairways, windows and doors, and other elements are constructed, in addition to how construction documents and formats are drawn and presented. Prerequisites: INTD 101 with "C" and ARCH 208 with "C" or better. (SPRING)

INTD 324 - LIGHTING DESIGN & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS
3 hours, 3 credits The course focuses on the application of principles and processes of lighting, mechanical, and environmental systems to interior design. Students will expand their understanding of the nature and characteristics of these environmental systems and how they influence choices related to project cost, social accommodation, system performance and efficiency, durability, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces. Prerequisites: INTD 101 with "C" or better & ARCH 208 with C or better. (SPRING)

INTD 331 - AFRICAN AMERICAN & AFRICAN VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
3 hours, 3 credits The course will guide students to explore vernacular architectural traditions of African American built forms and settlements. African influences on these places will be discussed. Prerequisites: INTD 212 with "C" or better. (OFFERED: AS NEEDED)

INTD 332 - FURNITURE THEORY & ANALYSIS
3 hours, 3 credits The course focuses on the analysis of furniture and cabinetry with emphasis on theories of use, ergonomics, design development, method of manufacture and materials. Prerequisites: INTD 212 with C or better and ARCH 305 with C or better. (OFFERED: AS NEEDED)

INTD 333 - KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN
3 hours, 3 credits The course uses the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) guidelines and graphic standards to teach students how to design, follow code requirements, produce construction documents, and select appliances and equipment used in residential and commercial kitchens and baths. Prerequisites: INTD 202 with C or better and ARCH 208 with C or better. (OFFERED: AS NEEDED)

INTD 400 - CAPSTONE PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT
1 hour, 1 credit The course prepares students for the capstone project through a well thought-out and written proposal. In consultation with the adviser, students select a capstone project, conducts a brief precedent study, selects the site, and writes a detailed project statement and program description. As part of the proposal, students are expected to include the base building drawings. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 with "C" or better & ARCH 305 with "C" or better & INTD 302 with "C" or better. (FALL)

INTD 402 - INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO IV
8 contact hours, 4 credits The course guides students in completing a comprehensive capstone project that integrates knowledge and skills gained throughout the program. Students demonstrate their ability to investigate, analyze, and create solutions to complex problems of interior environments. The three major products of the design process (i.e., schematic design, design development, and construction documents) are the outcomes expected for the capstone project. Prerequisites: INTD 212 with C or better. (SPRING)

INTD 412 - BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Three hours; 3 credits. This course explores the current best practices of Interior Design including business ethics, business management, business marketing, and practice sustainability. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 with C or better, ARCH 305 with C or better, and INTD 302 with C or better. (FALL)

INTD 441 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN
3 hours, 3 credits The course explores topics, concepts, and practices of innovative study and technique in the interior design industry. Topics may include interior landscape architecture, SMART technology, advanced green design, outdoor interiors, etc. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 with C or better, ARCH 305 with C or better, and INTD 302 with C or better. (FALL)

INTD 442 - PORTFOLIO PREPARATION
1 hour, 1 credit The course will guide students in preparing portfolio of academic work to be used for employment or advanced study after graduation. Prerequisites: INTD 302 with C or better. (SPRING)

INTD 498 - INTERIOR DESIGN INTERNSHIP
3 hours, 3 credits The course will allow students to intern in interior design firms to gain practical experience in the professional world. Prerequisites: ARCH 208 with "C" or better &, INTD 301 with "C" or better & INTD 212 with C or better. (OFFERED: AS NEEDED)

INTD 499 - INTERIOR DESIGN INDEPENDENT STUDY
3 hours, 3 credits The course will allow students to select a specific topic of interest and build a study around this topic with the guidance of an instructor. Prerequisites: Approval from Program Director. (OFFERED: AS NEEDED)