INTD Course Descriptions

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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.

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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 is required.

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INTD 212 Materials, Resources, and Lighting

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. Lighting design plans will also be covered. Students produce product specifications following Master Specification standards. Additional course fee is required.

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INTD 220 Architectural Graphics

3 hours

This class studies how to represent design ideas to viewers - learning how to clearly communicate space, form, and human experience within the built environment. Students will further develop skills rendering perspective-based drawings, as well as honing presentation skills in both oral and graphic presentations. Additional course fee is required.

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INTD 285 Selected Topics

3 hours

A variety of topics may be offered that reflect the interests of faculty, visiting professors, and students.

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INTD 295 Individualized Study

1-3 hours

Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

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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. Prerequisites: INTD 200 Interior Foundations and ARTS 111 Drawing I.

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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.

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INTD 320 Informed Interior: Systems and Codes

3 hours

This course examines the construction systems, codes and regulations for the built environments in both commercial and residential interiors. Specific topics include plumbing, thermal, HVAC, electrical, communications, security and acoustics. Students are required to determine occupancy types and loads, applicable ADA regulations, means of egress, compartmentalization, and a variety of fire protection systems and their locations. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: INTD 131 CADD I and INTD 311 Detailing Interiors.

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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.

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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 is required.

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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.

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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.

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INTD 475 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.

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INTD 485 Selected Topics

3 hours

A variety of topics may be offered that reflect the interests of faculty, visiting professors, and students.

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INTD 490 Interior Design Capstone

3 hours

The Interior Design Capstone course will focus on innovative solutions for real-world design projects, incorporating connections to community-oriented design. By designing around project parameters, students will work on a course-long design project based around their focused area of Interior Design. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: INTD 300 Space Planning and Programming, INTD 411 Residential Design Studio and INTD 412 Commercial Design Studio.

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INTD 495 Individualized Study

1-3 hours

Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

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