Interior Design


Associate of Applied Science – Interior Design

Year 1, Fall Semester

VIS 1100: Design Basics

Introduction to the fundamentals of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. Students will apply critical and creative thinking techniques to applied projects that will explore the use of conceptualization, color, typography, image, modeling, and applying the fundamentals of design. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

4
VIS 1110: Design Drawing

Introduction to design drawing techniques as applied to visual communications, including stylization, perspective, shading, and rendering. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

4
VIS 1140: Design Processes I

Introduction to the design development process including hand sketching, creation of thumbnails, computer illustration, imaging, photo manipulation, page layout and composition techniques using industry based software.

4
IND 1180: History of Interior Design

Examination of the stylistic development of interior design, domestic furniture and furnishings from classical times to the present.

3
ENG 1101: English Composition I 3
18

Year 1, Spring Semester

IND 1230: Residential Design

Introduction to Interior Design includes exploring the profession, the principles, elements, and design processes; residential space planning, kitchen design, and furniture arrangement fundamentals with emphasis on design drawings and professional presentation form. Two classroom, four lab hours per week

4
CAT 1101: Architectural Drafting

Develop proficiency with computer drafting techniques, developing architectural drawings and coordinating a set of construction documents. Includes developing 3D visualization and architectural problem solving skills. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

4
IND 1234: Materials and Textiles

Overview of specifications, relative costs, performance properties and installation methods of materials; including textiles used in interior design.

3
IND 1240: Color Theory

Course will cover Josef Albers color theory, the effect of light on color and color psychology including forecasting and trends.

3
MAT 1110 Math for Technologists or MAT 1120 Business Mathematics or Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective 3
17

Year 2, Fall Semester

IND 2130: Non-Residential Design

Students investigate the design of healthcare, institutional, hospitality, retail, office environments, and identify basic historical exterior styles. Design projects will integrate corporate culture, building codes, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, aesthetic, social and psychological factors. Advanced oral and visual presentation skills. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

4
IND 2140: Sustainable Design

Course includes discussions of environmental movements, designer responsibility, legislation, LEED certification selection and application of lighting fixtures. Students will integrate sustainable strategies to develop design solutions for a variety of small scaled projects. Two classroom, four lab hours per week

4
IND 2135: Rendering

Drawing and computer aided drawing technique development to aid in the visualization of materials, color and lighting of a three-dimensional interior space.

3
PSY 1100: General Psychology 3
ART 2230: Art History – Ancient through Medieval Periods
or
ART 2231: Art History – Renaissance through Contemporary Periods
3
17

Year 2, Spring Semester

IND 2260: IND Portfolio

Interior design business practices; including cost estimating, contract writing, sales, and communication techniques. Development of a portfolio from previous coursework, work experience, freelance, etc. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

4
VIS or IND or Art or MRK Elective 3
MRK 2225 Sales Fundamentals
or
MRK 2145: Principles of Retailing
3
COM 2206: Interpersonal Communication 3
13