Interior Design (INTD)

INTD1000  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)

INTD1500  INTERIOR STUDIO II  

The principles and elements of interior design are introduced and explored through a series of studio projects. Prerequisite: INTD1000 (4 credits)

INTD1600  HISTORY OF INTERIORS  

Historical survey of major design periods in interior architecture and furnishings from antiquity to the late 19th century with emphasis on the artistic, cultural, political, social, economic, and technological conditions which affected their development. (3 credits)

INTD1750  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)

INTD2000  INTERIOR STUDIO III  

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

INTD2100  MATERIALS  

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

INTD2250  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. Prerequisite: INTD1750 (4 credits)

INTD2500  INTERIOR STUDIO IV  

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

INTD2600  HISTORY OF INTERIORS II  

Historical survey of interior architecture and furnishings from the late 19th century to the present with emphasis on the artistic, cultural, political, social, economic, and technological conditions which affected their development. Prerequisite: INTD1600 (3 credits)

INTD2700  BUILDING SYSTEMS I  

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

INTD2800  PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES  

Students explore rendering techniques and learn basic graphic design principles for presentations. Lectures and demonstrations cover rendering, three-dimensional drawing, basic typography and grid structures for layout. Projects apply these concepts to the creation of interior design presentation boards and student portfolios. Corequisite: INTD2500 (4 credits)

INTD3000  INTERIOR STUDIO V  

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

INTD3100  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. Prerequisite: INTD2250 (4 credits)

INTD3300  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. Prerequisite: Junior status (3 credits)

INTD3500  INTERIOR STUDIO VI  

Projects of intermediate 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. Prerequisite: INTD3000 (6 credits)

INTD3600  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)

INTD3800  SPECIAL TOPICS IN 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)

INTD4000  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. Prerequisite: INTD3500 (6 credits)

INTD4100  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. Additional regulations including health codes, education and daycare, etc. are reviewed. Prerequisite: INTD2700 (3 credits)

INTD4600  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. (3 credits)

INTD5000  SENIOR PROJECT: RESEARCH  

Students begin their senior capstone project developing a document that includes: a project statement; program, code and precedent research; and 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. Corequisite: INTD4000 (3 credits)

INTD5500  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. Prerequisites: INTD4000 and INTD5000 (6 credits)