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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course provides the student with an overview of the interior design profession. Through a survey of significant spaces and innovations in syles and funishings students examine how interior design affects human activity. Life safety codes and human performance are emphasized. 3 hours lecture. (000732)
Prerequisites: IDES 115.
This course is an introduction to the tools, techniques, and principles of architectural drafting, graphic conventions, and lettering. Students measure actual sites and study the use of dimensional orthographic and three-dimensional paraline drawing techniques. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020509)
Prerequisites: ARTS 125, IDES 115.
The ability to sketch design ideas confidently is a valuable tool for designers. This course emphasizes the skill of drawing quickly by teaching visual note taking, generating visual ideas, working from non-visual sources, and establishing a method for accurate perspective drawing. Color rendering techniques are introduced that add surface texture, tonality, reflections, and shades and shadows. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000782)
Prerequisite: ARTS 122, ARTS 123, IDES 115, or faculty permission.
This course emphasizes a systematic approach to the interior design process: conceptualization, development, and synthesis. Through a series of exercises that focus on fundamental design elements and principles, students shall explore several two and three dimensional communcation techniques to effectively present their design ideas. A grade of C or higher is required in this course to continue in the Interior Design BFA program. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020621)
Prerequisite: IDES 231.
This course introduces the use of the microcomputer as a tool for interior design illustration, drafting, and design development. A fundamental computer graphics course for interior design students, this course builds skills and technical knowledge in image processing, two-dimensional drawing and three-dimensional modeling of building interiors. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000766)
Prerequisite: IDES 231.
This course focuses on the materials available to the interior designer and their characteristics, sources, and applications. Properties and appropriate uses for interior construction and finish materials are explored. Through lectures, presentations, and the preparation of construction details, students become familiar with the application of a wide variety of interior materials and finishes. Green design and sustainability are examined. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000734)
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, IDES 231, IDES 251.
This course focuses on lighting design based upon critical awareness of the luminous environment. Lighting fundamentals and applications for various types of interior environments are emphasized. Energy conservation and efficiency are also examined. This course addresses the relationship of interior lighting and color. Students explore the application of color theory to interior design. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000768)
Prerequisites: IDES 231.
This course emphasizes the overview of interior design construction and creating a set of documentation. The course covers advanced problems in design and detailing of interior finish systems such as interior architecture and cabinetry. Exploration and production of interior mechanical and millwork drawings and construction documents. Integration of building codes and life safety issues. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020727)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
Conceptual process, design theory, and programmatic concerns involved in residential interior design with an emphasis on professional applications. Building codes related to residential spaces are addressed. Green design and sustainability are examined. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000817)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
Students design corporate offices and institutional spaces such as day-care centers and libraries. Practical issues such as compliance with building codes, sustainability, and use of modular furniture systems are addressed in relation to building types. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000820)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
This course emphasizes the elements used by the designer in the development of hospitality interior spaces such as restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, and hotels. Both conceptual and practical issues are explored relative to site analysis, programming, space planning, green design, circulation, volume, furnishings, color, and texture in the design of interior space. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000863)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
This course introduces students to design branded environments, showroom, tradeshow exhibit, retail store, and museum. Students learn about design concept, development, space utilization, fixtures, and display as well as the role the interior designer plays in branding and the selling of a product. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020728)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
This design studio focuses on the aesthetic and functional issues related to the creation of custom freestanding furniture. Design and production of both hard and soft goods are covered. Special attention is given to anthropometric and ergonomic considerations, as well as the fabrication materials and construction methods. Students produce full scale furniture of their own design. 6 hours activity. (020729)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 251, IDES 372 or faculty permission.
This course focuses on interior building systems in relation to human sensory reactions, psychological factors, health, safety, and comfort. Building codes relating to building systems are addressed. The vocabulary and concepts of environmental technologies related to interior design are examined. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020730)
Prerequisite: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; 6 units of upper division IDES-studio electives.
This course familiarizes students with the everyday business, legal, financial, and ethical considerations of the practicing designer. A case study is used to explain the formation of a design business, its operations and designer/client and designer/vendor relationships; project scope analysis and contract analysis for residential and contract projects; insurance, fees and compensation; public relations; and dispute resolution. This course provides an introduction to various formats and processes used in creating a portfolio. Organization and graphic solutions are emphasized for portfolio development. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000866)
Prerequisites: IDES 474 and 9 units of upper-division IDES studio electives.
This course is the culminating interior design studio project of the BFA professional level degree program. Students implement the project identified and researched in the course. Students research, develop, and analyze data and design criteria for a substantial project involving diverse populations. This advanced studio requires students to incorporate the skills and knowledge gained throughout their studies to create a comprehensive project, including program, presentation drawings, models, detail drawings and specifications. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020731)
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