Interior Design

Interior Design Courses

Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

INT 1100     Introduction to Interior Design     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course provides an overview of the Interior Design profession and those practices and human issues pertinent to the design of interior environments. Elements and principles of design will be studied as they relate to space planning, furnishing, and materials for residential and commercial interiors. Field trips may be included. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


INT 1140     Sketching and Drafting for Interiors     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course explores the various freehand and architectural drafting techniques used by interior designers in concept development and presentation. Various drawing media, freehand, and mechanical drafting practices will be used to create, render, shade, and shadow perspective and elevation drawings. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


INT 1180     Interior Design Materials     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course presents information on the characteristics, the properties, and the application of materials and related products and components used by interior designers. This course provides students with product information and an understanding of interior cabinetry, fixtures, textiles, and window treatments as well as floor, wall, and ceiling finishes. Field trips will be included. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


INT 1200     Lighting and Color for Interiors     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course presents information on color schemes and lighting fundamentals in relation to their physical and psychological effects on interior environments. Students will be shown the various residential and commercial light fixtures and market sources available. They will study color harmony and lighting placement as it applies to residential and commercial situations. Field trips will be included. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


INT 1300     Computer Aided Interior Design I     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: INT 1140 or experienced design professional.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Students will be introduced to methods of computer use to aid the interior design process. Students will receive hands-on experience with emphasis on 2-D drafting. Students will be shown how to create, store, modify, and plot drawings such as floor plans, furniture plans, reflected ceiling plans, and elevations. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


INT 2300     Computer Aided Interior Design II     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: INT 1300 or experienced design professional.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course explores advanced applications of computer use to aid the interior design process. It offers students hands-on experience with emphasis on creating a complete package of project documents. Students are expected to select a project in their specialty area and develop tools for administering, planning, constructing, and presenting their design solution. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


INT 2500     Professional Practices and Presentations     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: INT 1100 INT 1140 INT 1180 and INT 1200.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course explores interior design theory and the application of design practices and presentations in space planning projects. It integrates interior design philosophy, problem solving strategies, historical/contemporary influences, human/social factors, business matters, and the sequencing of project organization requirements. In addition to hands-on design activities, students will gain experience using their oral, written, and multimedia communication skills in the formal presentation of their projects. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


INT 2560     Interior Design Studio     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: INT 2300 and INT 2500 or departmental approval.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Students will develop creative interior environments through all stages of the design process from concept through appropriate use of materials, space planning, budgeting, and final graphic presentations. Projects will be selected from available options and team projects will provide group work experience. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


INT 2571     Design Internship I     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: INT 1100 INT 1140 INT 1180 INT 1200 INT 1300; and consent of department.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Work experience is arranged at an appropriate job that will provide students with an opportunity to apply skills and refine techniques in an actual work environment. A minimum of 45 hours of work experience will be required for each hour of credit earned (90 hours for 2 credits, 135 hours for 3 credits). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


INT 2572     Design Internship I     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: INT 1100 INT 1140 INT 1180 INT 1200 INT 1300; and consent of department.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Work experience is arranged at an appropriate job that will provide students with an opportunity to apply skills and refine techniques in an actual work environment. A minimum of 45 hours of work experience will be required for each hour of credit earned (90 hours for 2 credits, 135 hours for 3 credits). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


INT 2573     Design Internship I     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: INT 1100 INT 1140 INT 1180 INT 1200 INT 1300; and consent of department.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Work experience is arranged at an appropriate job that will provide students with an opportunity to apply skills and refine techniques in an actual work environment. A minimum of 45 hours of work experience will be required for each hour of credit earned (90 hours for 2 credits, 135 hours for 3 credits). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


INT 2581     Design Internship II     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: INT 2571 or INT 2572 or INT 2573; and consent of department.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Work experience will continue at the appropriate job for the student to continue to apply skills and refine techniques. A minimum of 45 hours of work experience will be required for each hour of credit earned (90 hours for 2 credits, 135 hours for 3 credits). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


INT 2582     Design Internship II     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: INT 2571 or INT 2572 or INT 2573; and consent of department.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Work experience will continue at the appropriate job for the student to continue to apply skills and refine techniques. A minimum of 45 hours of work experience will be required for each hour of credit earned (90 hours for 2 credits, 135 hours for 3 credits). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


INT 2583     Design Internship II     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: INT 2571 or INT 2572 or INT 2573; and consent of department.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Work experience will continue at the appropriate job for the student to continue to apply skills and refine techniques. A minimum of 45 hours of work experience will be required for each hour of credit earned (90 hours for 2 credits, 135 hours for 3 credits). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3