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Course Descriptions

INTD101M - Interior Design Technology Studio I (2-3-3)

Introduces students to the fundamental principles of design for the built environment through lecture and studio project sessions. Explores the process of designing for commercial, public and residential interiors. Students will learn basic skill sets and methods for arriving at functional and creative design solutions. Using critical thinking in the design process is a major focus. Corequisite: INTD102M.

INTD102M - Technical Drawing for Interiors I (2-3-3)

A basic 2D drawing course offered to provide the manual and electronic technical skills to present accurate documentation of ideas and concepts within the field of interior design. Areas of study will include hand drafting techniques and a general introduction to digital media methods using AutoCad® software. Emphasis is on instruction in the accuracy of scale and precise documentation skills. Corequisite: INTD101M.

INTD103M - Visual Presentation for Interior Design (1-3-2)

Focuses on the development of artistic drawing skills by exploring the methods and techniques used to communicate design concepts for the built environment. Techniques in freehand sketching, rendered floor plans and elevations, as well as perspective drawings will be studied using various mediums. Additional topics include the composition and organizational methods for assembling presentation boards which are required in studio and related interior design courses.

INTD121M - Interior Design Technology Studio II (2-3-3)

The student continues to further develop technical and creative skill sets required for the built environment. Through lecture and studio project sessions, design concepts and solutions are explored and refined. Critical thinking techniques further advance students’ understanding of how to address technological and social changes placed upon the designing of interior spaces. Applications of the principles and elements of interiors are presented with an emphasis on commercial interior design.

Prerequisite: INTD101M.

INTD122M - Technical Drawing for Interiors II (2-3-3)

Provides intermediate AutoCad® skills for interior construction documentation activity within the built environment. Covers the preparation of drawings such as floor plans, elevations, electrical plans, reflected ceiling plans, finish schedules and furniture installation plans using AutoCad®.

Prerequisite: INTD102M.

INTD123M - The Built Environment: Codes and Standards (2-3-3)

Covers basic building codes, life safety and barrier-free standards for the built environment. Students study the reasoning and application for code-mandated methods of construction, material requirements, ADA guidelines and other regulations pertaining to both commercial and residential interiors.

INTD124M - Architectural and Interior Design Movements: 1900 – Present (3-0-3)

Provides a historical perspective of how advances in technology and society influence the built environment. Contributions of notable interior designers and architects of the 20th century and their influences in advancing and modernizing interior space and furniture are studied. Topics include interior movements from the Beaux Arts, Bauhaus, Art Deco, the Modern Movement and into the present.

INTD200M - Materials and Components (3-0-3)

Surveys the architectural and decorative materials used by interior designers. Presents the properties, attributes and installation characteristics of the major interior design components: paints and finishes; carpeting; floors; walls and ceilings, hardware, cabinet construction; and kitchens and bathrooms.

Prerequisite: INTD101M.

INTD201M - Interior Design Technology Studio III (2-3-3)

Emphasizes specific intermediate-level skill sets and methods needed for effective space planning and interior solutions in both lecture and studio sessions. Presents techniques for refining research specific to designated program criteria. Stresses technical detail requirements and their importance in designing functional interior environments.

Prerequisites: INTD101M, INTD121M.

INTD205M - Interior Contract Documentation (2-3-3)

Covers the knowledge and skill required for the preparation and format of basic construction documents for the built environment. Topics include specific documents for the fit-up of commercial and residential interior spaces such as plans, schedules, details, sections, life safety and furniture installation plans. Stresses the need for skill and accuracy in turning ideas and concepts into working drawings for project implementation.

Prerequisites: INTD101M, INTD121M.

INTD212M - Lighting Design (3-0-3)

A comprehensive lighting course designed to provide knowledge and skill for implementing functional and creative lighting solutions for commercial and residential interior applications. Explores the principles of quality lighting through design theory and technical requirements based on specific project criteria. Topics include elements of lighting systems, human factors, color, case studies and presentation of lighting solutions. Students should possess proficiency in the design process, drafting and AutoCad®.

Prerequisites: INTD101M, INTD121M.

INTD221M - Interior Design Technology Studio IV (2-3-3)

Advanced studio course provides the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and skill in completing an individual interior project incorporating all design and documentation phases of the built environment. The student selects one from a variety of predetermined projects. Programming, conceptual design, plans and construction documentation along with final visual and oral presentation, will be presented to the ID faculty for critique. Individual guidance by the instructor supports the student’s project work during each phase of the process. Mini lectures of current technological news and innovations affecting the built environment, along with specific workplace and lifestyle trends also provide a dynamic learning environment.

Prerequisites: All INTD courses prior to 4th semester.

INTD224M - Professional Practice For Interior Design Technology (3-0-3)

Designed to provide a working knowledge of effective business practices and management skills for interior designers. Students become familiar with the importance of contract documents, fee structuring, project management, successful marketing techniques and ethics in providing skilled services.

Prerequisites: All INTD courses prior to fourth semester.

INTD225M - Interior Design Technology Internship (1-8-3)

A cooperative work experience program consisting of on-site experience in business establishments including placement within interior design firms, architectural firms, facility management operations or other business establishments related to the interior design industry. The college coordinator and the organization’s work supervisor evaluate students’ work experience and achievements. Students meet in seminar session to discuss and analyze their experiences. Additional topics will include resume and cover letter preparation, role-playing of interview techniques, employer expectations and evaluation of career opportunities.

Prerequisites: All INTD courses prior to 4th semester.

INTD226M - Portfolio Preparation for Interior Design Technology (1-3-2)

Students will produce an academic portfolio, as well as a professionally assembled multi-ringed portfolio which represents the best examples of their creative and technical skill-sets. Instruction includes electronically reproducing the portfolio in CD format. Preparation of appropriate marketing materials, including a business card and letterhead, are explored as a class and on an individual basis. Interview techniques and practice interviews are also included.

Prerequisites: All INTD courses prior to 4th semester.