Interior Design (IDE)
IDE 101 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN
Introductory survey of the theory and practice of interior design. Emphasis is given to the impact of interior space upon the physical, social, psychological, and aesthetic needs of people. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: DES 260
IDE 103 DIGITAL PRESENTATION METHODS
Corequisite: IDE 104. Introductory course integrating basic research methods, digital file management, presentation techniques, and three-dimensional massing models. Creation of e-portfolios of student work using introductory research methods, 2D graphics, desktop publishing, and 3D modeling software programs. Offered fall only.
IDE 104 ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Corequisite: IDE 103. Introduction to the elements and principles of space and form as the fundamental vocabulary of interior design. Offered fall only.
IDE 151 MECHANICAL AND PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
Prerequisites: IDE 101, IDE 103, IDE 104. Corequisites: IDE 152, IDE 153. Studio exploration of architectural drafting conventions and the methods to produce mechanically generated descriptive drawings, including orthographic, isometric, and perspective drawings. Skills are utilized in practical application and collaboration with the IDE 151 and IDE 153 studios. Offered spring only.
Equivalent Course: DES 309
IDE 152 INTRODUCTION TO COLOR RENDERING
Prerequisites: IDE 101, IDE 103, IDE 104. Corequisites: IDE 151, IDE 153. Studio introduction to interior design problem-solving processes, design analysis techniques, conceptual ideation, and spatial studies utilizing communication methods in various two-dimensional media. Offered spring only.
IDE 153 SPATIAL EXPLORATIONS AND MODEL BUILDING
Prerequisites: IDE 101, IDE 103, IDE 104. Corequisites: IDE 151, IDE 152. A series of small experimental projects introduce, explore, and apply three-dimensional design elements and principles to the creation and representation of the built environment and interior design problems. Different media methods of building sketch, study, and scale models are introduced as tools for designing and producing spatial representations. Offered spring only.
IDE 189 TOPIC COURSE
IDE 201 INTERIOR DESIGN I
Prerequisites: IDE 151, IDE 152, IDE 153, successful completion of the skills competency exam and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6. A series of small experimental projects explores how two-dimensional and three-dimensional design elements and principles are applied specifically to interior design problems. Concept design, development, and articulation are emphasized and represented through the use of sketches, mechanical drawings, and perspective tools, as well as models. Skills and knowledge are utilized in practical application and collaboration with IDE 202. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: DES 310
IDE 202 CONSTRUCTION FUNDAMENTALS I
Investigation of basic construction systems and materials related to the built environment. Covers the principles of structure and behavior (engineering principles) and enclosures and aesthetics (architectural design principles). With increasing specificity, material properties affecting installation and appearance are observed and knowledge is utilized in collaborative studion projects. Materials that are examined include wood, concrete, stone, metal, synthetics, and glass. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: DES 364
IDE 203 FURNITURE THEORY AND APPLICATION
Exploration of the furniture elements found within interior design; the interrelation of construction, strength of materials, and styles; and how modern-day furniture, theory, and applications have been influenced by and have evolved due to mass production, material development, and ergonomics.
IDE 204 MATERIALS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION
Prerequisites: IDE 103 and IDE 151. The study of a) interior finishes, materials, and various interior components; b) professional specification, code restrictions, and environmental concerns of materials; and c) understanding and creation of construction documentation of interior spaces. Offered fall only.
IDE 205 HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE I
3, 3/0; WC14
A comprehensive survey of the major historical periods of architecture and interiors from antiquity to the advent of the Industrial Revolution.
IDE 251 INTERIOR DESIGN II
Prerequisite: IDE 201. Small- to medium-scale residential projects facilitate the exploration of functional criteria inherent in the design of interior spaces. Problem analysis, identification of client and user needs, selection of interior finishes and materials; a detailed, developed layout plus selection of furniture, fixtures, and equipment are emphasized. Offered spring only.
Equivalent Course: DES 360
IDE 252 CONSTRUCTION FUNDAMENTALS II
Prerequisite: IDE 202. Exploration of advanced construction techniques and materials used in the built environment, with specific emphasis on building systems. Illustrates the principles and philosophy of current building systems and how they relate to appearance, composition, and installation. Knowledge is utilized in practical application and collaboration with the studio course. Offered spring only.
IDE 254 HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE II
3, 3/0; WIIF
Prerequisites: IDE 205. A comprehensive survey of the major historical periods of architecture and interiors from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Offered spring only.
IDE 301 INTERIOR DESIGN III
Prerequisite: IDE 251. Corequisite: IDE 303. Medium-scale design projects are used to explore the principles of retail design and merchandising, focusing on the translation of clearly stated program goals and objectives into unique spatial solutions. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: DES 361
IDE 302 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN I
Intermediate-level course. Integrates computer presentation software to augment concurrent Interior Design studio, professional practice, and stand-alone projects. Digital 3-D modeling and 2-D presentation tools, in conjunction with computer-aided design (CAD) software, are used to translate students' fundamental manual presentation techniques to digital drawing, modeling, and layout. Offered fall only.
IDE 303 INTERIOR DETAILING
Corequisite: IDE 301. Interior designs are taken from concept to construction via micro-design projects. Emphasis on the exploration and marriage of materials, construction techniques, prototype modeling, and drawing conventions as professional communication tools. Material interfaces and transitions are designed; lighting is integrated; notes, reference marks, and key tag conventions are implemented; and professional project sets are completed. Course includes manual and computer-aided drafting techniques. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: DES 369
IDE 351 INTERIOR DESIGN IV
Prerequisite: IDE 301. Information-gathering research and analysis is the basis to solve the functional and spatial requirements of complex public buildings, such as museums, libraries, health-care facilities, and cinemas. Special emphasis is placed on adjacencies, circulation, articulation, and the shaping of space. Offered spring only.
Equivalent Course: DES 460
IDE 352 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN II
Advanced topics of instruction in Computer Aided Architectural Drafting. Instruction focuses on creation and manipulation of the three-dimensional virtual built environment; including lighting and rendering techniques to create presentation-level graphics. The course also presents an introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Offered spring only.
Equivalent Course: DES 262
IDE 354 GLOBAL DESIGN STUDY TOUR
Prerequisites: open for visual arts sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, instructor permission required. The Global Design Study Tour provides an opportunity to travel and experience a wide range of different cultural and geographical settings and their impact on interior design, art and architecture. Students will study exemplary global designs with an awareness and respect for cultural and social diversity. Offered occasionally.
IDE 355 LIGHTING DESIGN
Designing with light, illumination principles, design criteria, specifications, and systems applied to public and private interiors. Hands-on experience using a lighting lab, case studies, and 3-D projects reinforce lecture material in a studio setting. Offered spring only.
Equivalent Course: DES 368
IDE 389 TOPICS COURSE
IDE 401 INTERIOR DESIGN V
Prerequisite: IDE 351. Large-scale office planning design projects are used to explore the functional and aesthetic requirements of complex administrative buildings. Anthropometric requirements; physical, sociological, and psychological needs; and the research, analysis, and programming skills needed for designing interior work-spheres are emphasized. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: DES 461
IDE 403 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
3, 3/0; WIIF
Introduction to the business principles, practices and ethics of the Interior Design profession. Emphasis is placed on regional standards, codes, means, methods, organizational charts, and client interaction. Résumé and portfolio creation, preparation for internship, and job interviews, business development and marketing material creation.
IDE 404 INTERIOR DESIGN THESIS RESEARCH
Prerequisites: IDE 401. Part one of the thesis project, students advance their research and design skills required to meet a complex design project. Selection of the client, site, in-depth precedent study, code and building analysis, evidence based design, and research writing, design research methods are key issues addressed in this course. Offered annually.
IDE 451 INTERIOR DESIGN VI THESIS STUDIO
Prerequisite: IDE 401. Constitutes the final studio experience prior to graduation and features one major design project. Students focus their design initiative with increased objectivity and adopt a comprehensive approach to the interior design process utilizing proposal, research, schematic design, construction documentation, material selections, specifications, technical writing, and presentation. Offered spring only.
IDE 488 INTERIOR DESIGN INTERNSHIP
Guided and supervised exposure to professional interior design operations through on-the-job work experience in an authorized design firm, department, studio, or showroom. To earn 3 credit hours, students must complete 135 contract hours with the firm, provide a written report of the work experience, and receive a written evaluation from the employer. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: DES 488
IDE 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Prerequisite: Faculty adviser permission.