Undergraduate Interior Design +

Course Descriptions

These undergraduate courses are available for both the B.A. and the B.S. degrees.

Undergraduate Addendum to the Syllabi

ART 104

Introduction to Interior Environments

3 sem. hrs.

This course explores disciplines throughout the interior design profession. This course also focuses on interior design licensing, certifications, professional organizations and professional examinations.

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ART 203

Drawing I

3 sem. hrs.

Introduction to free-hand perspective drawing techniques with emphasis on line, value, and texture using still-life and landscape subject matter.

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ART 271

Interior Design I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 101, 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.

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ART 272

Interior Design II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 102, 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.

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ART 273

Research and Writing for Interior Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 271, ENG 102

This course involves research and writing appropriate to the field of interior design.

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ART 301

ID Graphics I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): 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.

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ART 302

ID Graphics II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 272

Study and application of perspective drawing techniques and color rendering techniques as they relate to exterior and interior spaces.

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ART 305

ID Graphics III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 302

A studio course that focuses on digital presentation and drawing techniques as applied to interior design.

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ART 306

Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors

3 sem. hrs.

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.

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ART 313

History of Architecture and Interiors I

3 sem. hrs.

A chronological history of architecture and interiors from prehistoric periods to the Japanese exploring the global influences of design.

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ART 314

History of Architecture and Interiors II

3 sem. hrs.

A chronological history of architecture and interiors from Renaissance to the present exploring the global influences of design.

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ART 320

Color and Lighting for Interior Environments

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): 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.

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ART 370

Sustainable Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 104

This course studies green building concepts, including sustainable site selection, water efficiency, energy efficiency, sustainable materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

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ART 371

Interior Design III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 272, ART 302, ART 469

Studio class that incorporates research and application of federal, state, and local building codes.

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ART 372

Interior Design IV

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 371

Studio class that incorporates research and application of federal, state, and local building codes.

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ART 375

Furniture Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): 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.

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ART 406

History of Modern Art

3 sem. hrs.

Twentieth century Art, from post-impressionism to the present. Course includes study of architecture, decorative Arts, painting and sculpture.

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ART 430

Building Construction

3 sem. hrs.

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.

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ART 469

Computer Generated Design I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 301

Introduction to basic principles of computer-aided drafting using Autodesk AutoCAD computer software. Focus will be on architectural drafting and design.

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ART 470

Computer Generated Design II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 469

Advanced architectural drafting using Autodesk Revit Architecture with emphasis placed on building information modeling.

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ART 471

Interior Design V

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): 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.

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ART 472

Interior Design Professional Examination Preparation

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): 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.

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ART 473

Business Principles for Interior Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 371

Emphasis on contract documents, business formation, specification writing, designer-client relationship, and accounting principles unique to interior design.

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ART 484

Interior Design Internship

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): 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.

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