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INTERIOR DESIGN (INT)

INT120 - Materials & Methods for Interior Design Credits: 3
Materials and Methods for Interior Design will involve the exploration of materials, finishes, components, cabinetry, and equipment specific interior design projects. Students will become familiar with the nomenclature, construction and installation methods, and evaluation of different categories of materials and equipment. Competency in specifying appropriate materials and application methods will be developed. Technical details for the installation of finishes, cabinets, and equipment will be studied. The environmental impact and sustainability of materials will be studied. Course format includes readings and lectures as well as other supplemental and experiential learning assignments.

INT135 - Introduction to Interior Design Credits: 3
Introduction to Interior Design orients the student to activities and responsibilities of an interior design professional. The fundamental exploration of the principles, elements, and processes of interior design will involve furniture coordination and arrangement, and the application of color, and manipulation of light for a given space. Critical thinking competencies related to design, history, and process will be expressed through the verbal and graphic communication of synthesized ideas and design intent in a formal presentation to peers and invited professionals. Projects will be both collaborative and individual including class participation in the development of a service learning or experiential learning project.

Prerequisite: ARC 110.

INT225 - InteriorDesign Studio I Credits: 3
Interior Design Studio I allows the student to further develop an understanding of the philosophy and concepts of design including application of the fundamental principles and elements. In-depth exploration into the purpose and function of interior spaces with a strong emphasis on planning for universal accessibility. Students will acquire basic skill in applying all aspects of space planning and interior design including assessment, measurement, product selection, color, design elements, design concepts, and both verbal and graphic communication. Design proposals including traditional orthographic drawings, perspective drawings, color/material boards, models, and computer generated renderings and models will be presented for review and critique by peers, instructors, and industry professionals. Course format will include readings and lectures, studio assignments, and comprehensive projects as well as other supplemental and experiential learning assignments. Students are expected to have fundamental drafting, presentation, and model building skills prior to enrolling in the course.

Prerequisites: ARC 175, INT 120, INT 135, ARC 192.

INT230 - Interior Design Studio II Credits: 3
Interior Design Studio II continues the competencies developed in INT-230 with special emphasis on space programming, safety, and the integration of mechanical equipment. This course includes a capstone project which applies program wide competencies to a comprehensive design proposal for an actual client. Projects and assignments incorporating the philosophy of design including color theory, architectural styles and application of the principles and elements of design as applied to interiors will be explored at a more sophisticated level with an emphasis on commercial interiors. Students will document and convey all aspects of the design process including assessment, measurement, product selection, color, design elements, design concepts, and both verbal and graphic communication. Design proposals including technical plans will be completed following industry and regulatory standards. Course format will include readings, lectures, and practical studio assignments, as well as other supplemental and experiential learning assignments.

Prerequisite: INT 225.

INT290 - Interior Design Practicum Credits: 3
As part of the Interior Design program students are required to participate in an industry based experiental learning activity. The practicum consists of 120 hours of work in a professional setting. Students will gain exposure to the professional practiceof interior design. In addition to documented attendance and active participation at the work site, students are required to complete periodic reports and compile a portfolio of work to document employment activities.