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The Minor in Interior Design

Course Requirements for the Minor: 27 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

6 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Survey of the language of form and space and stylistic vocabularies related to interiors, furnishings, and architecture for 19th and 20th century European and American art from the Colonial period. Styles such as Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Bauhaus, Memphis, and Postmodern addressed, and architects and designers such as William Morris, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eileen Gray, and LeCorbusier included. 3 hours lecture. (000778)
This course provides the student with an overview of the interior design profession. Through a survey of significant spaces and innovations in styles and furnishings students examine how interior design affects human activity. Life safety codes and human performance are emphasized. 3 hours lecture. (000732)
Prerequisites: ARTI 115, ARTS 122, ARTS 123, or faculty permission.
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. Manual architectural drafting introduced as means of visual communication. Color rendering techniques are introduced that add surface texture, tonality, reflections, and shades and shadows. 6 hours activity. (020509)
Prerequisites: ARTI 115, ARTS 122, ARTS 123, or faculty permission.
This course emphasizes a systematic approach to the design process: conceptualization, development, and synthesis. Understanding architectural space as a means to measure existence and expand awareness, focusing on compositional principles of design and methods for analyzing and generating spatial organizations, students explore two and three dimensional communication techniques to effectively develop and present design ideas. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020621)
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 2D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development, materials and methods, and additive and subtractive color theories and applications. 6 hours activity. (000720)
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 3D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development leading to design and construction, materials and methods, and use of color. 6 hours activity. (000721)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 115, ARTI 231, ARTS 250 or faculty permission.
This course is an introductory course into architectural digital visual communication methods in Computer Aided Design using AutoCAD, an industry standard computer-aided drafting (CAD) application software. Students work with basic lines and editing commands to more complicated concepts in computer drafting. They produce basic floor plans, elevations, sections, and details required in the residential drafting field. Digital modeling and rendering of three-dimensional environment will be introduced for design development and presentations. 6 hours activity. (000782)
Prerequisite: ARTI 231.
This course expands Building Information Modeling (BIM) skills to include residential and commercial design projects and the use of features such as building construction, multi-levels, curtain walls, and store fronts. Students expand the use of Building Information Modeling by using more advanced programs features to implement commercial design into the projects. 6 hours activity. (000766)
Prerequisites: ARTI 115, ARTI 261 or faculty permission.
This course introduces the building materials and finishes used in interior applications in the context of their environmental impact, their implications for human health and safety, and their potential contribution to the design of architectural interiors. This course covers how to use finishes and materials appropriately for interior applications; study how materials are installed and how they transition into one other; understand the substructure on which they are applied and how to specify materials properly. Activities include lectures and panel discussion by product representatives. Field trips to showrooms and manufacturing facilities to expand your resource base. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000734)
Prerequisites: ARTI 115, ARTI 261 or faculty permission.
This course focuses on lighting design based upon critical awareness of the luminous environment. Lighting fundamentals and applications for various types of interior environment are emphasized. Students learn to analyze the spatial requirements for light, select proper systems, draw reflected ceiling plans, draw electrical plans, lighting legends, lighting schedules, codes and emergency lighting. Understanding daylight and how to control it will be also be discussed. 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)
Prerequisite: ARTI 363 or faculty permission.
This course focuses on the foundations knowledge, concepts, and skills fundamental to structure, construction, and materials. Interior building systems in relation to human sensory reactions, psychological factors, health, safety, and comfort including building codes relating to building systems are addressed. The vocabulary and concepts of environmental technologies related to lighting, acoustics, water and waste for architectural and interior design. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020730)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: ARTI 261 or faculty permission
This studio focuses on the application of theoretical principles and the conceptual design process in residential environments. With case study research for assessing user needs, students learn to develop building programs, applying research findings to design, and evaluating performance of the built environment through various abstract, conceptual, and exploitative projects. Selection of residential furniture, accessories, and interior finishes are emphasized. 6 hours activity. (000817)
Prerequisite: ARTI 362 or faculty permission.
This studio focuses on the analysis of furniture and cabinetry with emphasis on theories of use, ergonomics, design development, materials and methods of fabrication and manufacturing. Aesthetic and functional issues related to the creation of custom freestanding furniture. Special attention is given to anthropometric and ergonomic considerations, as well as the fabrication materials and construction methods. Students produce prototype furniture of their own design. 6 hours activity. (020729)
Prerequisites: ARTI 231, ARTI 232, ARTI 363 or faculty permission.
This course emphasizes the elements used by the designer in the development of commercial interiors of retail and hospitality interior spaces such as retail stores, cafes, and restaurants. 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 or interior space. 6 hours activity. (000820)
Prerequisite: ARTI 464 or faculty permission.
This studio course focuses on the application of theoretical principles and the conceptual design process in contract design or corporate and institutional designs. With case study research for assessing user needs students learn program analysis, apply evidence-based research findings to design, and evaluate performance of the built environment through various large scale projects. 6 hours activity. (020728)
Prerequisite: ARTI 363 or faculty permission.
This course familiarizes students with the everyday business, legal, financial, and ethical considerations of the practicing designer. This course addresses business principles and practices as they relate to the field of Interior Architecture. Students immerse in the Interior Architecture profession through an internship at a design or architectural firm. With the guidance of the program coordinator and the supervision of the host organization to gain greater exposer to the real design world and prepare for their future profession. A total of 90 internship hours either at an interior design, interior architecture, or community organization (habit for humanity, frugal house, university grant supported projects, etc.) is required with a year period. Ten 75 minute lectures plus 90 internship hours. 9 hours supervision. (021780)
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