Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
63 Hours

Interior Design Major

48 Hours
HUM 1010
Art and Architecture I (Antiquity to Renaissance)

Enhances the student's appreciation and enjoyment of art. Time periods, geographical centers, cultural and societal influences, stylistic characteristics of major art movements, and the artists from each movement from the prehistoric period through the Renaissance are studied.

IND 1010
Introduction to Interior Design

Introduces personal skills and resources needed to become a professional interior designer. Students utilize visual and creative skills to develop functional designs for interior spaces. Study focuses on: basic elements and principles of design, space planning, color theory, lighting, furniture arrangement, surface materials and portfolio building. Visual and oral presentation skills are introduced to prepare students for client presentations.

IND 1050

Generates an understanding of the textile industry and of the products the textile industry produces. Students learn to analyze and identify natural and synthetic fibers, the methods of construction and finishing of fabric, and the properties of fabric for its intended end uses.

IND 1110
Introduction to Residential Design

Applies basic theory of proxemics and human behavior to the design of residential facilities. Study includes advanced space planning and furniture arrangements. Projects incorporate kitchen and bath elevations and layouts. Students will research and specify finish materials and furnishings.

IND 1150
Interior Design Graphics

Introduces basic drafting skills necessary to create construction drawings. This course is essential for a basic understanding of proper use and application of drafting equipment. Students apply proper lettering, linework, and dimensioning techniques to floor plans, isometric drawings, and perspective drawings.

IND 1210
Rendering Techniques and Perspectives

Helps students develop an individual rendering style, produce perspective drawings with an emphasis on ideation drawings. Projects will bring another dimension to work possibly begun in previous classes.

IND 1410
Workroom Practices

Offers a basic study of materials and components used in interior design. Focuses on selection, specification, and calculation of surface materials, drapery, and cabinetry.

IND 2010
History of Furnishings

Generates an understanding of furniture styles throughout history and helps students to understand the relationship of period furniture and architectural styles to today's trends.

IND 2110
Introduction to Commercial Design

Involves students in in-depth explorations of non-residential environments such as restaurants or bistros and retail such as boutiques. Students would concentrate on project management including problem identification, client and user needs, and information gathering and analysis for space planning.

IND 2310
Building Systems

Emphasizes residential design and blueprint reading. Students will obtain technical skills in residential building systems, codes, and construction. Students will also be exposed to methods of detailing and material usage, and examine mechanical and electrical systems including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, and vertical transportation.

IND 2410
Studio Kitchen and Bath

Applies design principles and presentation standards in the planning and designing of kitchens and bathrooms. Following NKBA guidelines, students study proper application and construction techniques incorporating electrical and plumbing fixtures. Cabinet selection and proper layout guidelines will be covered. Projects include manual and computer-generated drawings using 20-20 design software.

IND 2510
Interior Design Business Practices

Provides an in-depth study of the business of interior design and the essentials for conducting a successful design practice. Also acquaints students with the basic principles of effective sales techniques critical to the interior design industry for both residential and commercial projects. Topics include application of the programming process, problem solving and critical thinking, teamwork, networking, and presentation in the sales process. Students will explore diverse approaches to selling design concepts, services, and products.

IND 2610
Introduction to Design Software

Introduces concepts of basic AutoCAD to students providing them with a foundation to move to greater productivity with the software in subsequent CAD courses and expand student's kitchen and bath design capability through the use of 20/20 Design software.

IND 2650
Interior Design CAD

Introduces students to the use of the computer in the creation of drawings in place of traditional drafting methods. Students will create and edit drawings using computer software for interior design.

IND 2910
Portfolio Projects

Explores the initial assembly of design portfolios through the use of Photoshop as an enhancement tool. Students will be required to submit a portfolio sutiable for interviews. Resume and cover letters will be addressed as students are encouraged to begin employment opportunities.

Work Experience

Provides a 120-hour minimum, paid/unpaid, learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students pursuing an Associates Degree or Certificate to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Students can begin work experience with 80% of coursework completed or administrative approval.

General Education Requirements

15 Hours
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