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Interior Design Course Descriptions
INTD155 - TECHNICAL DRAWING I (1-6-4)
The basic principles and methods for drawing three-dimensional space are explored using a variety of media. Orthographic, paraline, and perspective drawings are introduced as critical tools for understanding and representing interior design. Day Course.
INTD211 - INTERIOR STUDIO I (1-8-5)
A design process is introduced and explored through several short-duration projects. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement on page 68 regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: DSGN165 Design II; and INTD155 Technical Drawing I. Day Course.
INTD220 - HISTORY OF INTERIORS I (3-0-3)
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.
INTD225 - TECHNICAL STUDIES I (3-0-3)
Interior spaces are examined to familiarize students with the following architectural conditions: structural systems, building enclosure, building "cores" and several common base-building systems. Day Course.
INTD230 - PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES (2-4-4)
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. Prerequisite: INTD155 Technical Drawing I and DSGN135 Introduction to Computer Graphics. Day Course.
INTD275 - TECHNICAL STUDIES II (3-2-4)
Interior finish materials and their application are examined through various aesthetic, code and functional selection criteria. Prerequisite: INTD225 Technical Studies I. Day Course.
INTD285 - TECHNICAL DRAWING II (2-4-4)
Intermediate drawing course exploring the production of interior architecture drawings using CAD software. Orthographic and three-dimensional drawings are produced. Emphasis is placed on the production of drawings for studio design explorations and presentations. Prerequisite: INTD155 Technical Drawing I and DSGN135 Introduction to Computer Graphics. Day Course.
INTD290 - HISTORY OF INTERIORS II (3-0-3)
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: INTD220 History of Interiors I. Day Course.
INTD301 - INTERIOR STUDIO II (1-8-5)
In this course, students continue the design explorations of INTD211 Interior Studio I using projects slightly larger in scale and programmatically more complex. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement on page 68 regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: INTD211 Interior Studio I. Day Course.
INTD325 - TECHNICAL STUDIES III (3-2-4)
This course provides students with an introduction to the following building systems that support interior environments: lighting; power, data, communication; HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning); security; and acoustics. Prerequisite: INTD225 Technical Studies I. Day Course.
INTD401 - INTERIOR STUDIO III (0-12-6)
Demonstrating their proficiency with the design process, students develop comp-rehensive solutions for a private residential interior by synthesizing their expanding theoretical, artistic, technical and practical knowledge. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement on page 68 regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: INTD301 Interior Studio II. Day Course.
INTD430 - INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING (3-2-4)
This course is an in-depth study of interior illumination from aesthetic, technical, and functional points of view. Conceptual design and documentation, lamps, luminaries, color rendition, lighting calculations, and daylighting will be presented through lectures, projects, and site observation. Prerequisite: INTD325 Technical Studies III. Day Course.
INTD450 - FURNITURE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (2-4-4)
The course explores both design issues and construction techniques used in furniture. Both free-standing and built-in furniture projects are studied for residential and contract use. Emphasis is placed on the various stages in furniture production - from the concept state, the detailing and shop drawing, to the prototype model stage. Prerequisite: Junior status. Day Course.
INTD455 - MATERIALS AND FURNITURE SPECIFICATIONS (2-0-2)
This course presents industry standard formats for selection and specification of construction materials. Selection criteria and specification formats for furniture are introduced. Prerequisite: INTD275 Technical Studies II. Corequisite: INTD500 Construction Documents. Day Course.
INTD460 - TEXTILES (3-2-4)
A study of fabrics and their use in interior spaces that examines construction, coloring and printing techniques, finishes and properties of natural and manmade fibers. The quality, price, performance and maintenance of fabrics are discussed in relationship to their practical application and the governing safety regulations. Day Course.
INTD485 - BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF DESIGN (3-0-3)
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.
INTD500 - CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS (2-4-4)
Students learn the graphic conventions and appropriate formats to translate design documents into construction documents employing CAD (computer-aided design). Prerequisites: INTD275 and INTD285. Corequisite: INTD455. Day Course.
INTD501 - INTERIOR STUDIO IV (0-12-6)
Projects of intermediate programmatic complexity are studied in context with commercial building types - typically office space. Project resolution requires solutions that simultaneously resolve theoretical, artistic, technical, and practical issues. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement on page B68 regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: INTD401 Interior Studio III. Day Course.
INTD515 - BUILDING REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS (2-0-2)
The focus of this course is a comprehensive study of regulatory issues that affect the design of interior spaces. Day Course.
INTD570 - PROGRAMMING FOR INTERIOR DESIGN (2-0-2)
The focus of this course is a comprehensive study of "programming", the systematic collection and documentation of project parameters including both quantitative and qualitative data. Students will also begin preparation for INTD621 Directed Studies Studio. Day Course.
INTD601 - INTERIOR STUDIO V (0-12-6)
Projects of advanced programmatic complexity are studied in context with institutional building types. Project resolution requires competent and creative solutions that explore and simultaneously resolve theoretical, artistic, technical, and practical issues concerning the integration of selected building systems. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement on page 68 regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: INTD501 Interior Studio IV. Day Course.
INTD610 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (4-0-4)
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. Day Course.
INTD621 - DIRECTED STUDIES STUDIO (0-12-6)
Following faculty approval of a "project brief" highlighting a building type, building program, and personal learning objectives, students are permitted to pursue the design of individually created projects. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: INTD601 Interior Studio V. Day Course.