This curriculum is intended to provide basic skills and foundation education in interior design and in a specialized career topic, indirectly related to interior design, in disciplines that partner with the interior design community.
Typical interior design industry partners include advertising designers, architects, business owners (merchandising/retailing), contractors and builders, craftspeople, custom fabricators (drapery, etc.), fine artists (including sculptors), furniture designers and manufacturers, health care providers, insurance brokers, interior landscape designers, interior photographers, lawyers, mural artists and faux finishers, product representatives, specifiers and draftspeople, theatre and set designers, weavers and textile manufacturers, and web designers. The curriculum will provide the necessary knowledge of interior design as it relates to the student’s success in a career that requires a professional partnership with interior designers.
The selected interior design courses will be taken in combination with the courses selected from the other discipline, or the student will demonstrate experience and accomplishment or completion of the other discipline. College sources, such as program coordinators from the “partner” disciplines, will be consulted for advising in the course selection. Close advising by the interior design coordinator is required.
Total Credit Hours: 30‡
* This IDES course may not be offered every semester.
† Select industry partner discipline electives related to student goals in consultation with program advisers. Elective areas may include accounting, architecture, art, building trades, business/management, construction, graphic design, landscape, law, photography, and other areas as appropriate.
‡ Up to 12 credits can be waived, with appropriate proof of career success in one of the industry partner disciplines named.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Apply design principles and color theory at a basic level in the execution of interior design projects.
- Collect and interpret the data necessary to solve simple interior design problems.
- Execute basic presentation and construction drawings.
- Complete similar studies in a related field.
- Integrate his or her studies in interior design into his or her other field of study.