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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 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: 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)
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)
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)
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 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 333 or faculty permission.
This course emphasizes the overview of interior architecture construction and detailing. Students create a set of working drawings for projects designed in the interior architecture studio. This course covers advanced problems in design and detailing of interior finish systems such as millwork details, cabinetry, electrical components, mechanical components, fittings, finish and equipment schedules with an integration to building codes and life safety requirements. 6 hours activity. (020727)
Prerequisites: ARTI 231, ARTI 232, ARTI 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: 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 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)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement or faculty permission.
This course assists and mentors students in assembling a comprehensive portfolio of their academic work. Students learn various formats and processes used in creating a portfolio. Methods and examples or organization and layout are covered. The purpose of the portfolio is to showcase each student's best technical, creative, and analytical skills. The end product is a customized template than can then be supplemented with new projects as students continue to develop professionally. 3 hours activity. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (000866)
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)
Prerequisites: ARTI 464, ARTI 465 or faculty permission.
This thesis course is the culminating studio project for the interior architecture BFA. The course allows advanced students to choose projects based on their interests in global and socioeconomic issues. Students are responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive project, which entails the selection of the project, research and development, site selection and analysis, code research and its application, and design development, as well as presentations of this material. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly ARTI 556. (020731)
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