The curriculum consists of a series of design studios that are supported by both theoretical and technical courses in such areas as environmental psychology, graphic communication, and construction systems. Students learn both manual and digital methods of project communication, and are encouraged to explore experimental modes as well. Enhancing the program are numerous field trips, guest speakers, an active student ASID chapter, and an internship program that has placed recent students in design firms across the country.
IND 131 Interior Design Studio I: Introduction
Application of basic design elements and principles and the use of design concepts, materials, and model building techniques applicable to commercial and residential interiors. Prerequisite: IND 139; Prerequisite or Corequisite: IND 138. Program admission required.
IND 138 Visual Communication for Interior Design
Visual communication of design concepts through rendering and presentation techniques; used to express development and the final stages of design process. May be taken prior to program entry. Pre/Corequisite: IND 139
IND 139 Interior Design Drafting
Provides drafting and print reading experience designed to meet the professional needs of students concentrating in interior design by covering presentation, architectural and pictorial drawings. May be taken prior to program entry.
IND 155 Introduction to Textiles
Study of fiber, yarn, and fabric properties intended for commercial and interior usage; impact of various processes on use and serviceability; includes textile laboratory analysis. May be taken prior to program entry. Credit may not be earned in both IND 155 and AMD 155.
IND 238 Design History and Precedent
Cross-cultural survey of environmental design including primal, vernacular, and high style forms with correlating historical context. May be taken prior to program entry.
IND 328 Design History and Criticism
Study of Western design forms (17th century through present) with correlating historical, cultural, and theoretical developments. Criticism of current design using diverse criteria. Prerequisites: IND 131, IND 238.
IND 332 Human Shelter and Environment
Perspectives on the interrelationship between the built, cultural and natural environments, including: social, political and psychological effects; cross-cultural and interdisciplinary views; and ecological aspects. (University Program Group IV-A) May be taken prior to program entry.
IND 334 Computer-Aided Design for Interiors
Fundamental concepts and applications of graphic software programs. Current and potential applications of digital computers and CAD software in design. Prerequisites: IND 131, IND 138, IND 139; Prerequisite/Corequisite: IND 337.
IND 335 Contract Documents
This course provides an introduction to construction working drawings, methods, and materials of diverse construction types, and building codes. Prerequisite: IND 139
IND 336 Materials and Components of Interior Design
Consideration of the materials, equipment and systems utilized in the design and construction of interior environments.
IND 337 Interior Design Studio II: Residential
Application of basic design process to residential interiors: space planning, furnishings, finishes, color, and lighting; according to the socioeconomic, physical, and psychological needs of users. Prerequisites: IND 139, 332. Prerequisites or Corequisites: IND 328, 336.
IND 338 Internship Preparation for Interior Design
Development of skills to prepare students for obtaining an internship in an interior design firm or related field. Should be taken semester prior to IND 438. Prerequisite or Corequisite: IND 337.
IND 339 Interior Design Studio III: Special User Groups
Assessment of the special environmental needs of the disabled, elderly and children; application to studio design problems. Prerequisites: IND 131, IND 138, IND 139, IND 238, IND 328, IND 332, IND 336, IND 337. Prerequisites or Corequisites: IND 334, 436.
IND 432 Seminar in Interior Design
Prerequisites: IND 339, 436. Must be taken during the final Spring semester before graduation.
IND 433 Professional Practices in Interior Design
Application of internships and business procedures to the establishment and general management of a design practice. To be taken immediately following IND 438. Prerequisite: IND 438.
IND 434 Advanced CAD for Interiors
Advanced application of CAD software. Emphasis on application of the computer as a design tool, topical applications and computer graphic methods. Prerequisites: IND 334, IND 337; Prerequisites or Corequisites: IND 339, 436.
IND 436 Lighting and Other Mechanical Systems
Considers the role of mechanical systems in the design of interior spaces with emphasis on lighting, and including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and acoustical systems. Prerequisites: IND 131, IND 138, IND 139, IND 337; successful completion of math competency.
IND 437 Interior Design Studio IV: Contract
Application of visual, conceptual and functional design processes in the design and space planning of commercial and public spaces. Prerequisites: IND 334, 339, 436; Prerequisite or Corequisite IND 434
IND 438 Interior Design Internship
Supervised internship of 250 hours in an interior design firm or related field designed to complement classroom learning. Taken semester prior to IND 433. Prerequisite: IND 338.
IND 439 Interior Design Studio V: Senior Thesis
A capstone studio course that focuses on projects with increasing scope and complexity and topics that vary depending on current trends in interior design. Prerequisite: IND 437