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IND 1180 - History of Interior Design

Examination of the stylistic development of interior design, domestic furniture and furnishings from classical times to the present.

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IND 1230 - Residential Design

Introduction to Interior Design includes exploring the profession, the principles, elements and design processes; residential space planning, kitchen design and furniture arrangement fundamentals with emphasis on design drawings and professional presentation form. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

IND 1234 - Materials & Textiles

Overview of specifications, relative costs, performance properties and installation methods of materials, including textiles used in interior design.

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IND 1240 - Color Theory

Course will cover Josef Albers color theory, the effect of light on color and color psychology, including forecasting and trends.

IND 2130 - Non-Residential Design

Students investigate the design of health care, institutional, hospitality, retail and office environments and identify basic historical exterior styles. Design projects will integrate corporate culture, building codes, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, aesthetic, social and psychological factors. Advanced oral and visual presentation skills. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

IND 2135 - Rendering

Drawing and computer-aided drawing technique development to aid in the visualization of materials, color and lighting of a three-dimensional interior space.

IND 2140 - Sustainable Design

Course includes discussions of environmental movements, designer responsibility, legislation, LEED certification selection and application of lighting fixtures. Students will integrate sustainable strategies to develop design solutions for a variety of small-scale projects. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

IND 2260 - Interior Design Portfolio

Interior design business practices; including cost estimating, contract writing, sales and communication techniques. Development of a portfolio from previous course work, work experience, freelance, etc. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

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IND 2280 - Kitchen & Bath Design

Design foundations exploring standards for industry professionals specializing in residential kitchen and bath planning, basic fundamentals with emphasis on design layouts, design concept drawings and professional presentation formats.

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IND 2290 - Interior Construction Systems

Provides the interior designer (or non-architectural major) a working knowledge of various building systems which impact design decisions when creating functional, aesthetically pleasing interior environments to meet the needs of the building's occupants.

IND 2297 - Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.