Hegis Code: 5012

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: INDA-AAS

Fall 2015 Program Requirements Comparison

     The Interior Design program links intensive core-specific courses in interior design with a strong liberal arts component. The course of study develops technical skills and aesthetic principles essential for creating and planning interior spaces. Studio classes develop skills in space planning, floor plans, elevations, construction drawings and specifications. Drawings and presentations are additionally enhanced by knowledge and application of textiles and color. Business practice and communication skills are essential tools for entering the design workforce. This program culminates in a capstone course in portfolio development and an internship mentoring experience. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in the home furnishings field as in-house designers, design assistants, space planners, color consultants and managers in the retail home industries.

     Acceptance into this program is for fall admission only. Students may consult with the department for spring courses, but they will not likely complete the program in four semesters because of core course prerequisites.

FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits Credits
  ART133: Drawing I 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
INT101: Interior Design I 3
INT102: Interior Textiles and Finishes 3
INT115: Interior Design Careers Seminar 1.5
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology
or SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
  Physical Education 1
SECOND SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communications
or COM102: Interpersonal Communication
  ENG102:Introduction to Literature 3
INT103: Interior Design II 3
INT105: History of Interiors and Architecture I 3
INT107: Color for Interiors 3
  Social Science Elective 3
THIRD SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
  BUS123: Entrepreneurship 3
INT201: Interior Design III 3
INT205: Working Drawings I 3
INT208: Professional Practice for Interior Designers 3
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
Physical Education 1
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
INT220: Materials and Construction Methods for Interior Designers 4
INT226: Kitchen and Bath Design 3
INT227: Interior Design Portfolio and Assessment 3
♦* INT230: Cooperative Education and Internships in Interior Design
or ART111: Art History I
ART112: Art History II
ART113: Modern Art
Laboratory Science Elective 4

*Students intending to continue on for a baccalaureate degree are advised to take ART111 or ART112 or ART113. Students planning to enter the job market upon graduation should select  INT230.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

Interior Design / Visual Arts 41.5 credits
Business 3 credits
English 6 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Laboratory Science 4 credits
Mathematics 3-4 credits
Psychology or Sociology 3 credits
Social Science 3 credits
Physical Education 2 credits