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Interior Design

200 |300 |400 |Graduate Courses |500 |600 |

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

ArtID 250. Fundamentals of Interior Design. (2-0) Cr. 2. F.The profession, issues, and the role of interior design.

ArtID 251. Human Factors in Interior Design. (2-0) Cr. 2. S.Overview of issues related to health and safety, ergonomics, anthropometrics, perception, psycho-behavioral response, physiology, physical ability and universal design. Emphasis on application of human factors to analysis and solution of interior design problems.

ArtID 255. Forces That Shape Interior Space. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: Open to non-majors. A survey of variables influencing the form and function of interior environments. Review of professional, geo-political, utilitarian, social-cultural, economic, humanistic, historical, technological, and other factors as generators of form.

ArtID 259. Sophomore Field Study. Cr. R.Prereq: Enrollment in interior design studio course. Study and tours of areas of interest within the interior design profession such as manufacturers, design studios, showrooms and museums. Satisfactory-fail only.

ArtID 261. Graphic Communication for Interior Design I. (0-4) Cr. 2. F.Prereq: Admission to the interior design program through program review and enrollment in 265. Proficiency in the development of technical conventions, and design drawing with drafting instruments. Emphasis on drawing layout, line quality, and lettering. Site and structure measurements, dimensioning, single and multi-view drawings, sections and axonometrics.

ArtID 262. Graphic Communication for Interior Design II. (0-4) Cr. 2. F.Prereq: Admission to the interior design program through program review and enrollment in 265. Perspective drawing, design sketching, presentation drawings, shades, shadows, and reflections. Use of various rendering media and techniques.

ArtID 263. Graphic Communication for Interior Design III. (0-4) Cr. 2. S.Prereq: 261, enrollment in 267. Computer visualization techniques and applications; projects employing computer graphic methods.

ArtID 265. Interior Design Studio I. (1-6) Cr. 4. F.Prereq: Credit or enrollment in 250, 261, 262, and 350; admission to the interior design program through program review. Enhanced creative interior design problem solving. Emphasis on research, spatial composition theories and graphic ideation and communication as applied to the interior design of small scale environments. Modeling and manual visualization techniques.

ArtID 267. Interior Design Studio II. (1-6) Cr. 4. S.Prereq: 250, 261, 262, 265, 350, enrollment in 251, 259, and 351. Human factors issues including ergonomics, human behavior and the requirements of special groups. Color theories related to interior spaces. Residential interior design and medium scale projects. Detail drawings, and expansion of visualization techniques.

ArtID 350. Interior Materials Systems and Details I. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: Admission to the interior design program through program review. Exploration of concepts, materials, and assemblies associated with development of planar interior elements including floors, walls, ceiling, windows, and finishes. Fiber, plastic, sheet metal, and other materials. Emphasis on human factors, testing, codes, detailing, specifications, and other issues related to design and end use.

ArtID 351. Interior Materials Systems and Details II. (2-2) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 265, 350 and enrollment in 267. Exploration of concepts, materials, and assemblies associated with development of furnishings, furniture-scale interior elements. Discussion of materials and fabrication, focusing on wood and metal. Emphasis on human factors, testing, codes, detailing, specifications and other issues related to design and end use.

ArtID 352. Interior Materials Systems and Details III. (2-2) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 267, 351 and enrollment in 367. Exploration of concepts, materials, and components associated with the use of light as an element in interior spaces. Lighting principles, and techniques. Emphasis on human factors, testing, codes, detailing, specifications, and other issues related to design and end use. Teamwork.

ArtID 353. Interior Materials Systems and Details IV. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 351 and enrollment in 365. Exploration of concepts, materials, and assemblies associated with development of building construction. Discussion of common building materials and methods. Overview of electrical, mechanical, acoustical, and other building systems. Emphasis on human factors, codes, detailing, and other interior design issues related to buildings.

ArtID 355. Interior Design History/Theory/Criticism I. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Theoretical approaches to evaluation of interior finishes, furnishings, and decorative arts in relation to parallel developments in art and architecture, from a critical, historical and multicultural perspective. Focus on pre-1850. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtID 356. Interior Design History/Theory/Criticism II. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: Credit or enrollment in 355 or permission of instructor. Advanced theoretical approaches to evaluation of interior finishes, furnishings, and decorative arts in relation to parallel developments in art and architecture from a critical, historical, and multicultural perspective. Focus on mid-nineteenth and twentieth century. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtID 357. Made in Italy. (2-0) Cr. 2. F.Prereq: Participation in Study Abroad Rome program. An investigation of the 20th century roots of modern Italian design and its contemporary form. Lectures and seminar presentations highlight major Italian designers and internationally significant design in the 20th century. Focus is on innovative design that exhibits a synthesis of formal and social functions.

ArtID 359. Junior Field Study. Cr. R. F.Prereq: Enrollment in third year interior design studio course. Study and tours of areas of interest within the interior design profession such as manufacturers, design studios, showrooms, and museums. Satisfactory-fail only.

ArtID 360. Interior Design Internship Seminar. (0-1) Cr. 0.5. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Enrollment in third year studio course. Procedural and ethical concerns relating to interior design internship. Preparation of placement credentials and formulation of personal goals. Internship plans and agreements. Satisfactory-fail only.

ArtID 365. Interior Design Studio III. (1-6) Cr. 4. F.Prereq: 263, 267, 351 credit or enrollment in 353. Refined methods of problem identification design programming and problem solving, including theoretically-based concept development and refinement. Emphasis on optimized design work environments and compliance with codes and standards. Produce small and large scale projects. Alternative manual and computer-based visualization methods. Teamwork.

ArtID 367. Interior Design Studio IV. (1-6) Cr. 4. S.Prereq: 365, credit or enrollment in 352 and 369. Emphasis on three-dimensional spatial development in large scale, multiple scale unit institutional projects. Inclusion of extensive design documentation. Expansion of alternative manual and computer-based visualization methods. Teamwork.

ArtID 368. International Study Orientation Seminar. (1-0) Cr. 1.Prereq: 365, permission of instructor and planned enrollment in Rome study option. Historic and contemporary architecture and interior design, customs and traditions of Rome and related travel itinerary locations. Required of students participating in the interior design international study option.

ArtID 459. Senior Field Study. Cr. R.Prereq: Enrollment in fourth year interior design studio course. Study and tours of areas of interest within the interior design profession such as manufacturers, design studios, showrooms and museums. Satisfactory-fail only.

ArtID 460. Interior Design Internship. Cr. 3. SS.Prereq: Completion of 350, 365. Professional interior design off-campus experience.

ArtID 461. Interior Design Professional Practices. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 460. Organization and general management of the interior design office: agreements, business procedures, and professional ethics. Professional interior design issues and concerns.

ArtID 463. Environments for the Aging. (Cross-listed with HD FS, Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: HD FS 360 or 3 credits in housing, architecture, interior design, rehabilitation, psychology, or human development and family studies. Emphasis on independent living within residential settings including specialized shelter, supportive services, and housing management. Application of criteria appropriate for accessibility and functional performance of activities; universal design principles. Creative project provides service learning opportunities.

ArtID 465. Interior Design Studio V. (Dual-listed with 565). (1-6) Cr. 4. F.Prereq: 460. Design research and refined problem solving methods including functional analysis, programming and detailing. Multi-cultural, study abroad option. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtID 467. Interior Design Studio VI. (Dual-listed with 567). (1-6) Cr. 4. S.Prereq: 465, credit in 469 and all required interior systems and history/theory/criticism courses or permission of instructor. Refinement of technical, analytical and theoretical problem-solving methods and comprehensive design documentation. In-depth development of interior design projects. Current issues in interior design. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtID 468. Interior Design in an Urban Setting. (1-4) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: Enrollment or credit in third year studio courses. Study of selected interior design projects and designers practicing in an urban setting. Studio project examining issues related to interior design in an urban context.

ArtID 469. Advanced Studies in Interior Design. (Dual-listed with 569). Cr. 3. Repeatable.Prereq: 12 credits in interior design related courses or permission of instructor. Examination of special issues with emphasis on their translation into design application. Topics vary each time offered. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtID 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment. Student must have completed related interior design coursework appropriate to planned independent study. Offered on a graded basis or a satisfactory-fail basis.
H. Honors

ArtID 493. Workshop. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.Prereq: Evidence of satisfactory experience in area of specialization. Intensive 2 to 4 week studio exploration. Topics vary each time offered.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

ArtID 550. Creative Integration. (1-2) Cr. 2. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Permission of instructor. Analysis and expansion of technical, theoretical and procedural sources of design insight and their application to design problem-solving. Emphasis on the refinement and communication of clear, logical bases for design decisions.

ArtID 551. Design Humanics. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Instructor permission. An exploration of human nature as broadly defined and as applied to design of the built environment. Consideration of human characteristics, responses and performance, at varying scales, as sources of design insight. Topics vary each time offered.
A: Micro-Scale Humanics- Issues related to the nature, performance and accommodation of the individual organism, including sensation and perception, physical requirement, individual anthropometrics, personal safety and other issues connecting human needs and built environmental responses. B: Meso-Scale Humanics- Issues related to human performance in small to moderate scale settings, including psychological and behavioral dimensions, social factors, interpersonal safety, etc. C: Macro-Scale Humanics- Cultural and societal influences on human performance and well being in the moderate to large scale built environment, including the impact of political, economic, cultural, geographic, design cultural and other societal factors.

ArtID 552. Design Methods. (2-0) Cr. 2. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Permission of instructor. Survey of methodologies and methodological tools for varied end uses and drawn from wide ranging sources. Emphasis on their organization and application to design of the human environment. Topics vary each time offered.
A. Investigation & Analysis - Methods of design research, analysis, programming and theory formulation.
B. Synthesis - Methods of synthesizing design concepts and solutions
C. Communication - Methods of managing, translating, communicating and otherwise utilizing text, image, abstract and other forms of information.
D. Procedural Alternatives - New and specialized methodological trends, including subject or setting-specific methods.

ArtID 554. Interior Design Teaching Practicum. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.Prereq: Completion of ArtId 667 or permission of instructor. Supervised practical application of interior design theory, materials, and practice to the educational process.

ArtID 559. Graduate Interior Design Field Study. Cr. R. Repeatable.Prereq: Graduate enrollment or permission of instructor. Study and tours of places of interior design-related interest such as manufacturers, design studios, related professional offices, showrooms, museums, and historical sites.

ArtID 560. Interior Design Internship. (3-0) Cr. 3.Prereq: Completion of a graduate interior design studio or permission of instructor. Applied, off campus, professional interior design-related experience

ArtID 565. Interior Design Studio V. (Dual-listed with 465). (1-6) Cr. 4. F.Prereq: Graduate classification and concurrent enrollment in 598. Design research and refined problem-solving methods including functional analysis, programming and detailing. Multi-cultural, hospitality and retail. Study abroad option.

ArtID 567. Interior Design Studio VI. (Dual-listed with 467). (1-6) Cr. 4. S.Prereq: Graduate classification and concurrent enrollment in 598 or permission of instructor. Refinement of technical, analytical and theoretical problem-solving methods and comprehensive design documentation. In-depth development of interior design projects. Current issues in interior design. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtID 569. Advanced Studies in Interior Design. (Dual-listed with 469). Cr. 3. Repeatable.Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Examination of special issues with emphasis on their translation into design application. Topics vary each time offered.

ArtID 590. Special Topics. Cr. arr.Prereq: Bachelor's degree in interior design, or evidence of satisfactory equivalency in specialized area. Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment.

ArtID 593. Workshop. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.Prereq: Graduate classification; evidence of satisfactory experience in area of specialization. Intensive 2 to 4 week studio exploration. Topics vary each time offered.

ArtID 598. Research Forum. (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 565, 567, 665, or 667, or permission of instructor. Presentation and discussion of cross-disciplinary design research theory, methods, and application. Focus on the investigation, application, and communication of types of design research.

Courses for graduate students

ArtID 660. Research Methods. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: Permission of instructor. Research strategies related to design. Application of selected methods to specific issues.

ArtID 665. Advanced Interior Design Studio. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Graduate classification, concurrent enrollment in 598. Interior design problem-solving with emphasis on special issues. Project types will include but not be restricted to hospitality, health care, institutional, industrial, residential, historic preservation and commercial environments.

ArtID 667. Experimental Interior Design. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 598, permission of instructor. Application of alternative design methods and sources of insight to the solution of human environmental design problems. Focus on the identification, formulation, refinement and application of theory to the design process. Emphasis on the pursuit of new discovery and innovative problem solving. Approaches, settings and scales vary each time offered.

ArtID 690. Advanced Topics. Cr. arr. Repeatable.Prereq: M.F.A classification, permission of instructor.

ArtID 697. Design Practicum. Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.Prereq: Approval of POS committee. Supervised off-campus learning experience with a prominent designer or firm. (Credit not to be applied to MA degree program of study).

ArtID 698. Current Issues in Interior Design. Cr. 3. Repeatable.Prereq: Graduate classification. Selected issues in contemporary design. Topics and readings vary each time offered.

ArtID 699. Research. Cr. arr. Repeatable.
A. Thesis
B. Thesis-Exhibition