Interior Design Course Descriptions


ISD 101 Interior + Spatial Design Studio 1

This studio course will explore two and three dimensional design fundamentals. Introduction to color theory as it applies to spatial contexts, paraline drawings and techniques, which are necessary to communicate and solve problems within the built environment. Human factors and theories of human behavior in the built environment will be introduced.


ISD 102 Spatial Design

This studio course introduces three-dimensional problem solving techniques used to relate the elements and principles of design that shape the relationships between people and their environments, designing ways to improve those environments.


ISD 201 Interior + Spatial Design 2 – Design for Living

This studio course will focus on design issues specific to personal spaces for human needs through the use of space planning, decoration, function, products and artifacts.


ISD 202 Interior + Spatial Design Studio 3 – Design for Working

This studio course will focus on the theory and practice of space planning standards for working environments. Introduction to project programming and application of codes and regulations for interior spaces.


ISD 205 Design Presentation

This studio course, will emphasis design conceptualization and creativity. Advanced visual communication methods including perspective drawing, color and material application, rendering and other rapid visualization skills will be introduced.


ISD 210 Materials for Interior + Spatial Application

This course allows students to learn about materials as a means of expression for the built environment. Exploration and examination for the functionality and aesthetic properties of specific materials, and finishes for application will be explored.


ISD 220 Design Technologies 1/header]

This course is an introduction to computerized drafting and design using a variety of architectural drafting and rendering programs. This course will focus on learning the basic drawing and editing commands, industry standards for dimensioning, plotting, and basic model making techniques as related to three- dimensional design.


ISD 221 Design Technologies 2

This course will allow students to develop more advanced skills in 2D and 3D computerized drafting and BIM software technology. Students will develop detailed architectural models and enhance their knowledge and understanding of industry standards related to architecture/design workflow, and the organization of architectural drawing sets.


ISD 305 Lighting Fundamentals

This course will assist a students understanding of the fundamentals of lighting, and the process of illuminating architectural spaces. Aesthetics, visual perception, and current lighting technologies will be identified and examined through their use in residential and commercial interiors. Students will evaluate types of lighting and its importance in providing healthy and safe environments.

ISD 325 Building Systems + Building Codes

Introduction to the principles of lighting, day lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality to enhance the health, safety, welfare, and performance of building occupants. Introduction to industry building codes, and regulations.

ISD 335 Building Construction Fundamentals

This course will assist students with a basic knowledge of both structural and non-structural building materials and their methods of assembly for both residential and commercial construction.


ISD 330 Interior + Spatial Design Studio 4 – Design for Branded Spaces

In this advanced studio course, students develop a vocabulary and understanding of the design process as it relates to larger scale, complex commercial environments for brand communication.


ISD 331 Interior + Spatial Design Studio 5 – Design for Social and Environmental Needs

In this advanced studio course, students will focus on sustainable and responsible design that enhances lives by addressing social and environmental needs.

ISD 402 Interior + Spatial Design Internship

Students will work in a design firm, architectural firm, or interiors related showroom for a minimum of 120 hours during the semester. Upon completion of the internship the student must complete an internship report and have a supervisor evaluation to receive credit.

ISD 405 Interior + Spatial Design Capstone 1

Students research client types, building types, and current issues in order to identify a capstone project focus. This studio focuses on programming, ideation, and schematic designing in order to define a project concept for development in Senior Studio II.

ISD 406 Interior + Spatial Design Capstone 2

The student refines program generated in Senior Studio and responds to issues in the program as the basis for design development of a capstone design project. The student develops project documents, presentation materials, and presents the project to a jury of peers and professionals.


ISD 407 Portfolio Preparation

Students will learn how to create unique, and personalized portfolios in print, electronic, and web based media. Students will begin to explore and develop ways of marketing their work and their skills for internships and entering the profession.

ISD 408 Professional Practices

This course prepares students for entry into the professional practice of interior design though resume development ,business models and formations, contracts and negotiations, fee structures, legal issues, sales and marketing, and professional ethics.

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