Class Descriptions

DES-112: Building and Construction Systems

This course provides an overview of the residential construction process for the interior designer. Emphasis is placed on providing the fundamental knowledge needed by the designer in residential construction basics and methods, including electrical and lighting, plumbing, sustainability, mechanical and ventilation, and the building envelope. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate effective communication required for effective collaboration with architects, engineers, and building contractors.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111 ARC-114(S10248); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-125: Visual Presentation I

This course introduces visual presentation techniques for communicating ideas. Topics include drawing, perspective drawing, rendering and mixed media. Upon completion, students should be able to present a design concept through graphic media.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-135: Principles and Elements of Design I

This course introduces the basic concepts and terminology of design as they relate to the design profession. Topics include line, pattern, space, mass, shape, texture, color, unity, variety, rhythm, emphasis, balance, proportion, scale, and function. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles covered through 2D and 3D exploration.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-193A: Selected Topics in Interior Design

This course provides an opportunity to explore areas of current interest in specific program or discipline areas. Emphasis is placed on subject matter appropriate to the program or discipline. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the specific area of study.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111 ARC-114(S10248); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-210: Professional Practices for Interior Design

This course introduces contemporary business practices for interior design. Topics include employment skills, business formations, professional associations, preparation of professional contracts and correspondence, and means of compensation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic business practices as they relate to the interior design profession.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DES-220(S24228); Take previously. Required.Take ENG-114(S13706); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-220: Interior Design Fundamentals

This course provides an introduction to the application of interior design principles. Emphasis is placed on spatial relationships, material selections, craftsmanship, and visual presentation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to apply interior design principles and illustrate design solutions through visual communication.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take DES-135(S10718) ARC-111; Option: Take DES-110(S10337); Option: Take DFT-115; Take previously. Required.Take ARC-114(S10248); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-225: Textiles for Interiors

This course includes the study of textiles and their applications for a variety of interiors. Emphasis is placed on history, manufacturing processes, fiber characteristics, and residential and non-residential applications. Upon completion, students should be able to specify appropriate textiles.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-230: Residential Design I

This course includes principles of interior design for various residential design solutions. Emphasis is placed on visual presentation and selection of appropriate styles to meet specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to present scaled floor plans, elevations, specifications, color schemes finishes and furniture selection.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DES-220(S24228); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.Take DES-125(S24222) ARC-264(S22026) or GRD-151; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-235: Products

This course provides an overview of interior products. Topics include floor coverings; wall coverings and finishes; ceilings, moldings, and furniture construction techniques; and other interior components. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and select appropriate materials and furnishings for interior spaces based on application.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DES-220(S24228); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-240: Commercial and Contract Design I

This course is designed to focus on commercial/contract design including retail, office, institutional, healthcare and hospitality design. Emphasis is placed on ADA requirements, building codes and standards, space planning, and selection of appropriate materials for non-residential interiors. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze design and present non-residential projects.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DES-220(S21676); Take previously. Required.Take DES-193A(L52494); Take previously. Required.Take DES-280(S24237) or ARC-131(S23274); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-255: History of Interiors and Furnishings I

This course introduces architecture, interiors, and furnishings in a variety of historic styles from Prehistroic to Neoclassical. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, chronology, and style recognition. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize, classify and describe major styles of furniture, interiors, and architecture.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-256: History of Interiors and Furnishings II

This course continues the study of architecture, interiors, and furnishings from a variety of historic styles from Colonial to Contemporary. Emphasis is placed on style recognition, vocabulary, and chronology. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize, classify and describe major styles of furniture, interiors, and exteriors.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-265: Lighting/Interior Design

This course introduces theory and contemporary concepts in lighting. Topics include light levels, light quality, lamps and fixtures, and their use and application in interior design. Upon completion, students should be able to visually communicate light concepts and requirements based on national standards and select solutions for specific lighting scenarios.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DES-135(S24225) ARC-111 ARC-114(S10248); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-280: Codes and Standards/Interior Design

This course introduces standard building codes as they relate to interior design. Topics include state and federal codes and standards related to accessibility, fire codes, egress, occupancy, and plumbing requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to research and interpret and apply applicable codes.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DES-220(S24228); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-285: Capstone/Interior Design

This course provides additional studio time to investigate areas of special interest, upgrade weaknesses, and/or capitalize on strengths. Topics include a broad range of options, both residential and non-residential, combining individual research and instructional guidance. Upon completion, students should be able to complete the graphics, client folder, and all schedules for a professional project.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DES-230(S24230) DES-240(S24233); Take previously. Required.Take DES-210(S24227); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

DES-286: Interior Design/Advanced

This course covers advanced techniques in designing either a residential or non-residential project: a residence, health care facility, retail establishment, or office complex. Emphasis is placed on the development of a total concept based on client profile and specifications and a presentation of appropriate and creative design solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to complete a detailed floorplan, space planning, furniture plan specifications, schedules, and detailed window treatments.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DES-230(S10589); Take previously. Required.Take DES-240(S21677); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0