Cultivates the student's appreciation and enjoyment of art. Time periods, geographical centers, cultural and societal influences, stylistic characteristics of major art movements, and artists from each movement from the Renaissance period to the present are studied.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offers a basic study of materials and components used in interior design. Focuses on selection, specification, and calculation of surface materials, drapery, and cabinetry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Studies residential and commercial construction techniques and their applicable codes for accessibility, fire protection, and life safety.
Explores wood frame structures as they relate to multi-family, office, or small commercial structures. Drawing projects will focus on completion of a full set of working drawings. Introduces use of REVIT software.
Explores commercial structures featuring steel, masonry and concrete construction. Drawings will focus on one of the following: an office building, a retail store, restaurant, or school-institutional building. Students will complete a set of working drawings and material take-offs.
Continues exploring reinforced concrete structures - featuring steel, masonry, and concrete construction. Drawings will focus on one of the following: an office building, a retail store, restaurant, or school-institutional building. Students will complete a set of working drawings, material take-offs, and specifications.
Involves individual and team exploration, with an emphasis on problem solving, through varying types of rendering design typologies, ideation, and sketching. This class helps students to develop an individual rendering style, enhanced visual communication ability, and reinforces skills in 3-dimensional drawing techniques. Students will further develop their creative thinking by exploration of a variety of approaches and concepts with originality and elaboration.
Explores the presentation of design solutions in 3D form with emphasis on model making. Sketch up software will be utilized.
Develops the student's ability to apply universal design principles through the design of the built environment to enhance the function for all individuals, regardless of their abilities. Students will also gain understanding of the effects that aging, injury, and disabilities have on the home and work environments. This course will combine essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts that are fundamental to all LEED Rating systems. Students will be exposed to the basics of the USGBC LEED building certification process and will apply LEED design concepts to a project. Completion of this course is one component in pursuit of the LEED Green Associate exam.
Concentrates on the specialized intricacies of the healthcare environment with a focus on identifying and implementing safe, maintainable products, finishes, and space planning in healthcare facilities. Students will research the emotional and psychological impact of the environment on all stakeholders.
Concentrates on research, creating conceptual diagrams and sketches, and utilizing current trends in technology to generate entries for national and regional interior design competitions.
Meets the interior designer's need for education in lighting and electrical systems along with related equipment, terminology, and calculation methods.
Applies the study of historical art and architecture to appropriate design period. Topics include strategies for identifying local community restoration and preservation efforts and current restoration planning techniques and procedures. Posed with a restoration problem-solving scenario, students will prepare a project restoration plan.
Introduces students to the exam for licensing using practicums and materials from NCIDQ. This course will include a capstone design project that will require code compliance and specifications.
Involves students in an in-depth exploration of systems furniture in corporate and office environments including the relationship between human behavior and the built environment. Students will concentrate on problem identification, client and user needs, and information gathering research and analysis for the corporate and office environments.
Concentrates on existing portfolios by adding work completed during the bachelor program and enhancing work by utilizing Photoshop skills. Students will be encouraged to enhance job search methods and set professional goals.
Provides a 120-hour minimum, paid/unpaid, learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students pursuing a Bachelors Degree to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Students can begin work experience with 80% of coursework completed or administrative approval.
Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.
Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.
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.
Identifies and analyzes ethical situations in modern society. Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics.
Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.
Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, probability, and statistics. Key topics include equations, inequalities, graphs and functions; exponential, logarithmic, and quadratic models; counting methods, probability theory, normal distribution, correlation, regression, voting methods, and graph theory. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines. MTH 1060 – Quantitative Reasoning II satisfies the MTA Quantitative Reasoning Pathway.
Explores the relationship between man and the environment. Students examine the balance between natural resources including wildlife, their habitats, and the needs of man in the twenty-first century.
Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.
Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.
Provides a psychological foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional settings. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective strategies to improve human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.
Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.
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