Overview of the interior design profession. The design of interiors to enhance human activity while observing life safety codes and human performance. Examination of significant interiors and furniture components in the design process. (H)
History of interior spaces, design philosophy, interior elements in architectural and sociological context. Record of human achievement expressed in the built environment. Foundation for contemporary design and interior preservation practice. Ancient world through early nineteenth century. Slide lecture, discussion, outside research. (H and N)
Credits: 3; Prereq: IND 2100.
Continuation of the history of interior design. Evolution of contemporary design philosophy. Foundation for contemporary design and interior preservation practice. Nineteenth century revivals through current developments. Slide lecture, discussion, outside research. (H and N)
Introduction to Architectural Interiors
Credits: 4; Prereq: ARC 2303.
An introduction to the design of micro interior environments in relation to the architectural setting. Study of human perception, dimension, and spatial activity requirements. Exploration of design process and the graphic communication of interior design ideas.
Interior Design Communication Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: ARC 1302.
Conceptual process, design theory and programmatic concerns involved in residential, institutional and commercial interior design. Emphasis is placed on visual communications techniques including explanation of media and the forms of visual communication of design concepts.
Interior Finishes and Materials
Credits: 3; Prereq: interior design majors only. Coreq: ARC 2303.
The study of interior materials, focusing on their characteristics and estimating, fabrication and installation.
Computer Applications in Three Dimensional Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: CGS 2470 and interior design majors only.
Introduction to the micro computer as a tool for interior design illustration, drafting and design development. A fundamental computer graphics course for interior design students, building skills and technical knowledge in image processing, two-dimensional drawing and three-dimensional modeling of building interiors.
Design Environments and Human Interaction
Credits: 3; Prereq: ARC 2303 and interior design majors only.
Introduction to significant theories concerning the interaction of people with environments at various scales. Also, the corresponding applied environmental design implications of these theories will be explored. This survey of normative theories, philosophies and doctrines of environment and behavior will serve as an evidence base to support research-based design decisions. (WR)
Credits: 5; Prereq: ARC 2214.
Development of interior spaces from conceptual phases to final design resolution, based on interior considerations and external influences. Emphasis on three-dimensional design process and detailed graphic representation of designed spaces.
Credits: 5; Prereq: IND 3215.
Conceptual process, design theory and programmatic concerns involved in residential, commercial and institutional interior design. Emphasis on professional applications and the interior designer as an environmental problem solver.
Exploration of the power of color in our human experience and examination of the art and science of color theory in the context of interior design and allied fields.
Credits: 3; Prereq: IND 3215.
Introduction to lighting design based upon a critical awareness of the luminous environment, and principles and perception of light and color. Graphic exercises in lighting design, documentation and lighting calculations based on student solutions.
Interior Environmental Technologies
Credits: 3; Prereq: IND 2214.
Interior environmental conditions will be considered in relation to human sensory reactions, psychological factors, health, safety and satisfaction. The vocabulary and concepts of interior environmental technology will be related to the process of interior design.
Interior Design Construction Documents
Credits: 4; Prereq: IND 2214.
A systematic overview of construction systems, technologies and materials with emphasis on the design of interior systems and the detailing of these systems as an extension of the overall design concept.
Professional Practice of Interior Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: interior design majors only. Coreq: IND 3216.
Consideration of office practices and design project management. Contract documents, associated legal aspects, marketing strategies, professional ethics, staff personnel practices and career planning will be explored. Integration of computer software for project scheduling and time management. A case study exploration of ethics and contracting for design services will be used. Integration of appropriate computer software for office management and project scheduling will be studied.
Sustainable Interior Environments
Credits: 3; Prereq: junior standing.
This course is designed for students seeking an understanding of sustainable interior environments. Students will be introduced to best practices, current trends and case studies in various interior settings. Key elements of sustainability will be explored including environmental history, indoor sustainable development, waste management, energy consumption and water conservation.
Individual Studies in Interior Design
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: department chair permission.
Special areas of study in interior design adjusted to the needs of the individual student.
Advanced Architectural Interiors 1
Credits: 6; Prereq: IND 3216.
Advanced problems in interior design with respect to the needs of the sophisticated clients in urban settings, ranging from the infrastructure of large urban spaces to the details of individual interior spaces, including open office planning and design of public spaces.
Advanced Architectural Interiors 2
Credits: 6; Prereq: IND 4225.
Design problems involving multiple phases of the design process through final design and detailing of each project. Final project demonstrates highest levels of design development.
Credits: 3; Prereq: IND 4225.
The study of materials, joinery and detailing of furniture for interior spaces. Design of custom furniture.
Advanced Interior Design Detailing and Construction Documents
Credits: 4; Prereq: IND 3216; Coreq: IND 4225.
Advanced problems in design and detailing of interior finish systems such as interior architecture and cabinetry. Exploration and production of interior mechanical and millwork drawings and construction documents. Integration of building codes and life safety issues.
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: IND 3215.
Special topics seminar in interior design. Enrollment upon recommendation of department chair.
Credits: 2 to 4; Prereq: IND 3216, IND 3424 and IND 3505
Provides opportunities to work in architectural and interior design offices gaining hands-on professional experience working up to 12 weeks. (S-U)