Department of Art
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Undergraduate Courses     

Art 101 Basic Design I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Lecture and laboratory course dealing with color theory and design principles.

Art 102 Basic Design II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 101
Studies and exercises in two- and three-dimensional design principles including an introduction to basic drawing methods.

ART 104 Introduction to Interior Environments Credit, 1 sem. hr. | Syllabus
This course explores disciplines throughout the interior design profession. This course also focuses on interior design licensing, certifications, professional organizations and professional examinations.

Art 203 Drawing I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Introduction to free-hand perspective drawing techniques with emphasis on line, value, and texture using still-life and landscape subject matter.

Art 271 Interior Design I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Co-requisites: Art 101 and Art 301
Application of interior design elements and principles. An introduction to the programming, schematic design, and conceptual design phases with an emphasis on material selection. Investigation of material components used by the designer that include selection of surface finishes and furnishings.

Art 272 Interior Design II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Co-requisites: Art 102 and Art 302
Continuation of ART 271, Interior Design I, with further exploration of residential material and components while also focusing on accessibility, human factors, space planning, and electrical/lighting components.

Art 273 Research and Writing for Interior Design Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prequisites: Art 271 and ENG 102
This course involves research and writing appropriate to the field of interior design.

Art 301 ID Graphics I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Co-requisites: Art 271
Focus on use of drafting equipment as a means of visually communicating solutions to architectural design problems. Includes a study of drafting symbols, isometric and oblique drawings, sections, floor plans, and elevations. 

Art 302 ID Graphics II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Co-requisites: Art 272
Study and application of perspective drawing techniques and color rendering techniques as they relate to exterior and interior spaces.

Art 305 ID Graphics III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 302
A studio course that focuses on digital presentation and drawing techniques as applied to interior design.

Art 306 Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
A study of textiles, materials and resources for the interior environment which considers finish products and their application as well as, manufacturing processes, installation methods, maintenance, and specifications. 

Art 313 History of Architecture and Interiors I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: None
A chronological history of architecture and interiors from prehistoric periods to the Japanese exploring the global influences of design.

Art 314 History of Architecture and Interiors II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
A chronological history of architecture and interiors from Renaissance to the present exploring the global influences of design. 

Art 320 Color and Lighting for Interior Environments Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 371
This course explores the use of color and lighting as design elements in the interior environment and how they apply to visual, psychological, technical, and functional aspects of lighting specification.

Art 370 Sustainable Design Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 104
This course studies green building concepts, including sustainable site selection, water efficiency, energy efficiency, sustainable materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

Art 371 Interior Design III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Co-requisites: Art 272, Art 302, Art 469
Studio class that incorporates research and application of federal, state, and local building codes.

Art 372 Interior Design IV Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 371
Emphasis on contract design that reflects knowledge and application of codes published by the International Code Council and National Fire Protection Association including plumbing, mechanical, electrical, communications, and finish/furniture selection requirements. Emphasis on contract design that reflects knowledge and application of sustainable building systems and construction.

Art 375 Furniture Design Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 305
This course incorporates the study of the history and design of residential and commercial furniture. The components of this course focus on advanced application of design theories and principles in the creation of furniture, as well as the specification of furniture in interior design projects.

Art 406 History of Modern Art Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Twentieth century Art, from post-impressionism to the present. Course includes study of architecture, decorative Arts, painting and sculpture.

Art 407 History of Art I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
A study of Art from the prehistoric period through the Medieval period, including utilitarian Art, architecture, decorative Arts, painting and sculpture .

Art 408 History of Art II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Art from the Renaissance to the present including architecture, decorative Arts, painting and sculpture. Continuation of Art 407, but may be taken without prerequisite.

Art 430 Building Construction Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This course explains the philosophy, organization and content of Construction Documents – Drawings and Specifications – and their relationship to actual interior construction and the commercial project design and construction process.

Art 469 Computer Generated Design I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 301
Introduction to basic principles of computer-aided drafting using Autodesk AutoCAD computer software. Focus will be on architectural drafting and design.

Art 470 Computer Generated Design II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 469
Advanced architectural drafting using Autodesk Revit Architecture with emphasis placed on building information modeling.

Art 471 Interior Design V Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 371
This studio course incorporates the study and design of commercial spaces, with a focus on corporate workplaces and hospitality spaces. The components of this course include advanced application of interior design concepts, code requirements, and client presentations.

Art 472 Interior Design Professional Examination Preparation Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 371
A course designed to prepare students for a professional examination that assesses the knowledge and skills needed by interior designers to practice responsibly and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Art 473 Business Principles for Interior Design Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 371
Emphasis on contract documents, business formation, specification writing, designer-client relationship, and accounting principles unique to interior design. 

ART 484 Interior Design Internship Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 371
A period of apprenticeship or observation by arrangement with a professional business specializing in interior design, graphic design or other professional disciplines in Art, or with an institution in the field of museology. Includes 400 hours of on-the-job experience as well as projects and assignments.

Art 499 Senior Art Exhibit Credit, 1 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite: Senior Standing, required for graduation
A juried exhibit of selected works by senior art majors.

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