Interior Design (INTD) Courses

INTD 131 CADD I
3 hours. This course is an introduction to computer-aided design and drafting using Autodesk AutoCAD. Students will use CADD software effectively to create computer-generated plans for commercial space while reviewing Life Safety, ANSI, ADA and regional building codes related to their projects. Additional course fee is required.

INTD 200 Interior Foundations
3 hours. This is the first studio in a sequential series of interior courses in which students apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of the design process to living environments. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship of design elements and principles, spatial organization and sequencing, and conceptual problem solving in three-dimensional space. Open to all students. Additional course fee required.

INTD 210 Textile Foundations
3 hours. An introductory course offering a foundation for textile applications in interior design. The course introduces the student to textiles for interior design including fiber properties, manufacture of yarns, fabric identification, fabrication methods, finishes and end-use application for different types of interiors. Students will learn testing procedures, performance classification, safety issues, and related fire codes. Oral and written project presentations and library research required. Additional course fee is required.

INTD 212 Materials and Resources
3 hours. Study of materials used in the built environment with emphasis on the interior. Students develop knowledge of material characteristic, selection, application, installation methods, and industry regulations. Students produce product specifications following Master Specification standards. Additional course fee is required.

INTD 213 Lighting for Interiors
1.5 hours. This course studies the interior aspects of lighting design and application. Emphasis is placed on lighting in the human environment and its effects on the occupants. Students will select lighting fixtures, lamps, and produce specifications. Solutions are applied in studio projects. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: INTD 200 Interior Foundations.

INTD 220 Architectural Rendering
3 hours. A study of 3D graphics, including isometrics and axonometrics. Students render perspective-based drawing in a variety of mediums including watercolor, color markers, pastels and colored pencils as they explore drawing as a tool for communicating visual information, developing presentations, analyzing space, and expanding their design vocabulary. Additional course fee is required.

INTD 300 Space Planning and Programming
3 hours. This course builds on concepts and theories introduced in Interior Foundations and guides students through the complexities of the space planning process addressing both function and aesthetics. Students will complete a series of assignments increasing in size and difficulty designed to develop space planning skills. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: INTD 200 Interior Foundations and ARTS 111 Drawing I.

INTD 311 Detailing Interiors
3 hours. This course will study methods and materials for interior construction. Students will create details and specify materials for interior components, including walls, floors, ceilings, glazing, millwork and cabinetry. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: INTD 200 Interior Foundations.

INTD 320 Informed Interior I: Building Systems
2 hours. A review of the building constructions systems and their relationship to the interior environment. Specific topics include plumbing, thermal, HVAC, electrical, communications, security and acoustics. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: INTD 200 Lighting for Interiors, INTD 311 Detailing Interiors, and INTD 131 CADD I.

INTD 321 Informed Interior II: Building Codes
2 hours. This course examines the codes and regulations for the built environments with emphasis on their application in commercial interiors. Students are required to determine occupancy types and loads, means of egress, compartmentalization, and a variety of fire protection systems and their locations. Students apply ADA regulations. Other major industry specific regulations are also discussed. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: INTD 200 Interior Foundations.

INTD 331 CADD II
1.5 hours. A continuation of CADD I. This course includes advanced CAD techniques and introduces Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for 3D modeling interior design. Students learn how to render spaces and use creative suite techniques from Photoshop and InDesign for portfolio purposes. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: INTD 131 CADD I.

INTD 360 History of Art, Architecture and Furniture
3 hours. A survey of the history of decorative arts of western civilization concentrating on architecture, interior design and furniture from mid 1800s to 20th Century and today. Additional course fee required.

INTD 375 Interior Design Internship
1-3 hours. Students will intern with a commercial concern under the direction of a professional. The student will assume major responsibilities for planning and making arrangements for this experience in consultation with their instructor and will present a written proposal outlining such arrangements for their instructor's approval mid-way through the semester preceding enrollment. Students will meet with the instructor periodically throughout the internship.

INTD 411 Residential Design Studio
3 hours. A study of the design process involved in a residential space. Students refine space planning skills and develop furniture, finishes, fabric, materials and source knowledge with respect to the residential environment. Students learn and apply residential kitchen and bath principles to projects while working on construction documentation. LEED, Life Safety, Fire, ANSI, ADA and regional building codes related to their projects will be reviewed. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: INTD 300 Space Planning and Programming. Corequisite: INTD 431 Digital Construction Documentation Lab I..

INTD 412 Commercial Design Studio
3 hours. A study of the design process involved in a commercial space. Students refine space planning skills and develop furniture, finishes, fabric, materials and source knowledge with respect to the commercial environment. Students learn and apply commercial kitchen and bath principles to projects while working on construction documentation. LEED, Life Safety, Fire, ANSI, ADA, and regional building codes related to their projects will be reviewed. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: INTD 300 Space Planning and Programming. Corequisite: INTD 432 Digital Construction Documentation Lab II.

INTD 431 Digital Construction Documentation Lab I
1 hour. To be taken alongside residential studio, students use AutoCAD to prepare a formal set of digital drawings used as documentation for a project.
Corequisite: INTD 411 Residential Design Studio.

INTD 432 Digital Construction Documentation Lab II
1 hour. To be taken alongside commercial studio, students use AutoCAD to prepare a formal set of digital drawings used as documentation for a project.
Corequisite: INTD 412 Commercial Design Studio..

INTD 492 Interior Design Professional Practice
2 hours. Business management and ethics relating to the interior design profession will be studied in this course. Billing methods, estimating, purchasing, specification writing and client-designer relationships are reviewed. Students also complete a mock NCIDQ exam.
Prerequisite: junior standing.