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Interior Design

Now you can earn a Business Bachelor of Science in Interior Design right from the interior of your own home. As a residential interior design major, you gain the skills, understanding, knowledge and competency vital to do the designing, planning, marketing and selling of interior space concepts for home or office environments. You will explore the role of residential and commercial design professionals.

Learn how to create, transform and restore home and office interiors by researching historical and contemporary trends; recommending product choices; measuring and estimating for budget requirements; and by participating in area show houses and design events.

Interior Design Courses:

  • Interior Design Studio: Commercial
    IND322 (3 credits)

    Research and the use of case studies highlight this course. Topics include: programming and problem solving, coordination of materials and furnishings, ergonomics, and systems design for corporate, restaurant, retail, and other public spaces. Barrier-free specifications and codes will be considered; portfolio presentations and field trips will be included.

  • Introduction to Interior Design
    IND101 (3 credits)

    Students learn to identify materials, products, and furnishing lines used in interior spaces and apply the principles of design, color, and space planning to selected projects. Case studies will stress accommodating functional and psychological needs. Selection, construction, coordinating, estimating, choosing services, and pricing will be stressed.

  • Introduction to Interior Design II
    IND 221. Interior Design Studio: Residential (3 credits)

    This in-depth course in residential design provides a room-by-room, problem-solving approach to correct and creative design for the 21st century. Styles and interior treatments are emphasized within the context of supervised projects and design experiments. Students apply current and future trends in interior design, including the consideration of technology, sustainability, barrier-free/universal design, energy efficiency, and changing codes and requirements in their project proposals for real residential clients. Programming, codes, and barrier-free considerations will be stressed while preparing proposals for actual residential clients. Programming and project management skills be highlighted.

  • Sustainable Design for Interior Environments
    IND280 (3 credits)

    In today’s world, the terms eco-friendly, environmentally correct, LEED designed, energy efficient, and sustainable are increasing popular. Each is uniquely used to describe innovative ways of building and designing for both residential and commercial spaces while being conscious of materials and systems impact upon the world around us. Sustainability and Green Building serve as the basis of this course. Case studies and topics dealing with creating sustainable strategies for integrated designs will be highlighted.

  • Technical Design and Building Systems
    IND250 (3 credits)

    Students learn to apply the structural systems and construction techniques involved in both traditional and contemporary building types. Students integrate the variety of building systems and produce a successful project. The course will focus on materials used in construction, the impact of building codes and standards which govern the design process, and appropriate planning considerations.

Potential Careers
  • Commercial/ Industrial Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Design Contractor
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Home Lighting Consultant

  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Architect

  • Residential Designer
  • Set Designer

  • Textile Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser

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