Undergraduate | Course Listings

@ the Department of Interior Design

Lower Division Courses
IND 1020 Design Innovation Fall, Summer B 3 The course provides students with an overview of Design Innovation with a special emphasis on the interior design profession. (H)
IND 2100 History of Interior Design
Fall, Summer A 3 History of interior spaces, design philosophy, interior elements in architectural and sociological context. A study of the record of human achievement expressed in the built environment. Foundation for contemporary design and interior preservation practice. Ancient world through early 19th century. (H and N)
IND 2130 History of Interior Design  II Spring 3 Continuation of History of Interior Design I. The evolution of contemporary design philosophy. A foundation for contemporary design and interior preservation practice. 19th century revival through current developments. (H and N)
IND 2214 Introduction to Architectural Interiors Spring 4 An introduction to design of micro interior environments in relation to the architectural setting. Study of human dimensions and spatial activity requirements. Exploration of design process and the graphic communication of interior design ideas. Prerequisite: ARC 2303, Co-requisites: IND 2635, IND 2460C
IND 2313 Interior Design Communication Fall 3 Conceptual process, design theory and programmatic concerns involved in residential, institutional and commercial interior design. Emphasis is placed on visual communications techniques including an explanation of media and the forms of visual communication of design concepts. Prerequisite: ARC 1302 or Instructor Permission, Co-requisites: ARC 2303, IND 2422
IND 2422 Interior Finishes and Materials Spring 3 The study of interior materials, focusing on their characteristics, fabrication, and installation. Prerequisite: ARC 1302, Co-requisites: ARC 2303, IND 2313
IND 2460C Computer Applications in Three Dimensional Design Spring 3 This course introduces the use of the micro computer as a tool for interior design illustration, drafting and design development. A fundamental computer graphics course for interior design students, this course builds skills and technical knowledge in image processing, two dimensional drawing and three dimensional modeling of building interiors. Prerequisites: ARC 2303, CGS 2470, Co-requisites: IND 2214, IND 2635, interior design majors only
IND 2635 Designed Environment and Human Behavior Interactions Fall 3 Introduction to significant theories concerning the interaction of people and interior architectural space. Students survey both substantive and normative theories, philosophies and doctrines of design and explore their influences. This interactive course encourages students to articulate theories based upon facts and use them as a central component of generating their own design solutions. Prerequisite: ARC 1302, Co-requisites: IND 2214, IND 2460C (WR)
Upper Division Courses
IND 3215 Architectural Interiors I Fall 5 Development of interior spaces from conceptual phases to final design resolution, based on Interior considerations and external influences. Emphasis on three dimensional design process and detailed graphic representation of designed spaces. Prerequisite: ARC 2214, Co-requisites: IND 3468/IND 3483
IND 3216 Architectural Interiors II Spring 5 Conceptual process, design theory, and programmatic concerns involved in residential, commercial and institutional interior design. Emphasis on professional applications and the interior designer as an environmental problem solver. Prerequisite: IND 3215, Co-requisites: IND 3431/IND 3512
IND 3483 Interior Design Construction Documents Fall 4 A systematic overview of construction systems, technologies, and materials with emphasis on interior construction systems and the detailing of these systems as an extension of the overall design concept. Students explore and produce working drawings and construction documents. Prerequisite: IND 2214, Co-requisites: IND 3215/IND 3468
IND 3431 Interior Lighting Spring 3 Introduction to lighting design based upon critical awareness of the luminous environment, and principles and perception of light. Graphic exercises in lighting design and lighting calculations based on student design solutions. Prerequisite: IND 3215, Co-requisites: IND 3216/IND 3512
IND 3468 Interior Environmental Technologies Fall 3 Interior environmental conditions will be considered in relation to human sensory reactions, psychological factors, health, safety and satisfaction. The vocabulary and concepts of interior environmental technology will be related to the process of interior design. Prerequisite: IND 2214, Co-requisites: IND 3215/IND 3483
IND 3512 Professional Practice of Interior Design Spring 3 Interior Design as a professional field of practice consideration of office practice and marketing strategies, contract documents and related legal aspects, professional ethics, career planning and options. Prerequisite: IND 3215, Co-requisites: IND 3216/IND 3431
IND 4225 Advanced Architectural Interiors I Fall 6 Advanced problems in interior design with respect to the needs of the sophisticated clients in urban settings – ranging from the infrastructure of large urban spaces to the details of individual interior spaces, including open office planning and design of public space. Prerequisites: IND 3216, Co-requisite: IND 4450C
IND 4226 Advanced Architectural Interiors II Spring 6 Student initiated interior design problems involving programming as well as conceptual through final design and selective detailing of each project. A final project becomes the culmination of the design sequence and a demonstration of highest levels of design and graphics. Prerequisite: IND 4225
IND 4450C Advanced Interior Design Detailing & Construction Documents Fall 4 Advanced problems in design and detailing of interior finish systems such as interior architecture and cabinetry. Exploration and production of interior mechanical and millwork drawings and construction documents. Integration of building codes and life safety issues. Prerequisite: IND 3216, Co-requisite: IND 4225
IND 4940 Design Field Experience Summer, Fall 2-3 Provides opportunities to work in architectural and interior design offices gaining hands-on professional experience working up to 12 weeks. (S-U) All undergraduate students in their 3rd year are required to complete a field experience during the summer of their third year (preferred), or fall of their fourth year. The field experience is also recommended for all MID students. The internship coordinator will assist all students in acquiring experience opportunities but the student is responsible for arranging and completing one of the following options: Professional Internship Experience, International/Domestic Programs, Research Experience, Service Learning Experience. Prerequisites: IND 3216, IND 3424 and IND 3505 (S-U)
Upper Division Electives
IND 3311C Color Theory Planning and Practice varies 3 This course focuses on the power of environmental color in our human experience. Through readings, case studies and hands on exploration, students examine the art and science of color theory in the context of interior design and allied fields.
IND 3627 Sustainable Interior Environments varies 3 Designed for students seeking an understanding of sustainable interior environments. Introduces best practices, current trends and case studies in various interior settings. Explores key elements of sustainability including environmental history, indoor sustainable development, waste management, energy consumption and water conservation. Prerequisite: junior standing.
IND 3905 Special Studies in Interior Design  Fall, Spring, Summer  1-6 Special areas of study in interior design adjusted to the needs of the individual student. Prerequisite: department chair permission
IND 4930 Special Topics  Fall, Spring, Summer  1-6 Special topics seminar in interior design. Enrollment upon recommendation of department chair. Prerequisite: IND 3215
Course Symbols
General Education Categories
(H) Humanities
(N) International
Certain courses are approved for multiple Gen Ed categories; for example, a course may count as C or H. Students can count a Gen Ed course toward one category only, except for D and N credits, which must be earned concurrently with a category other than D or N; for example, C or H, and D. Courses cannot count for both D and N.
Other Symbols
(WR) Applies to the writing requirement.
(S-U) Must be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.
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