Interior Environmental Design

Interior Environmental Design Course Descriptions

1301 Comp. Lit. ID

This studio/lecture course is an introduction to basic computer concepts, terminology,
processes, procedures and applications. Hands-on training with file management
techniques, Internet and e-mail software, online library software, word-processing
software, presentation software, spreadsheet software, and graphics manipulation
software with an emphasis in design and retail industry applications. This course fulfills
the UIW Computer Literacy core requirements.

Prerequisite: None
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


 

 

 

 

1355 Arch Design I
Study of the basic criteria of design for the built environment. Integration of visual
elements and organization of two and three-dimensional space with architectural form
and function. Study the theories of major architects and designers and application in
design.

Prerequisite: 1361
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


1358 Architectural Drawing/Illustration

Development of perceptual skills and standard graphic language used by designers as a
means to design exploration and communication. Study of architectural sketching and
basic rendering techniques. Study of orthographic projection and isometrics. Work in
pencil and pen.

Prerequisite: None
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


1361 Architectural Drawing I
Fundamentals of the use of architectural drawing equipment. Basic plan layouts, working
drawings as a means of transmitting the designer's intent. To include schedules and
some interior elevations. Work in pencil.

Prerequisite: 1358
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3

 

1362 Architectural Drawing II
Continuation of Architectural Drawing I. In-depth practice of working drawings in
elevation and section. Study of axonometrics. Work in ink.

Prerequisite: 1361
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


2300 Basic Interior Design

The course introduces the knowledge and skills needed in the field of interior design.
The course will apply elements of theory and skill. It will consist of an overview of the
profession, elements and principles of design, color, lighting, space planning, human
factors, the design process, materials, finishes, furnishing,, architectural elements and
emerging trends.

Prerequisite: None
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


2320 Construction, Arch Systems, Code

Introduction into the process of how buildings are put together. Emphasis is on
understanding and identifying the components common to all construction.

Prerequisite: 1361
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


2363 Architectural Graphics

Practice in various techniques of black and white and color rendering required for visual
communication of the designer's concepts.

Prerequisite: 1361, ARTS 1311, ARTS 2311
Studio Hours 6 Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


2364 Color Theory
Developing sensitivity to the effects of color-physiologically, psychological, and
emotionally, and the ability to control these elements through color application in various
design situations.

Prerequisite: 1301
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


2370 Lighting & Design

Lighting products and their applications within interior environments. Lighting trends and
how to create moods with lighting techniques. Technical terminology of lighting will be
explored from the architect and designer point-of-view.

Prerequisite: 1361
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


2375 Space Planning

Principles and procedures of interior and open design systems for quick planning and
design of commercial layouts, to include square footage calculations and use of a CAD
system.

Prerequisite: 1362
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


3350 Interior Materials
Developing good judgment in the purchase, use, and care of materials; identification of
finishes, hard and soft surfacing, coloring, and application. Local field trips required.

Prerequisite: 1301
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


3362 History of Arch & Furniture I

History of furniture interiors and architecture from Egyptian times to the French
Renaissance.

Prerequisite: None
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


3363 History of Arch & Furniture II

History of furniture interiors and architecture from the French Renaissance to the 20th
Century.

Prerequisite: None
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


3367 Residential I

Introduction to solving problems for residential and commercial environments.
Organizing and furnishing interiors, estimating cost of materials and furnishings. Projects
to be jury critiqued.

Prerequisite: 1362, 2300, 2320, 2363, 2370,
2375
Studio Hours 6 Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


3370 Commercial I
Interior design problems of moderate scope. Studying human needs and behavioral
patterns for specified environments. Design analysis and criticism of concepts.

Prerequisite: 3367, 3472
Studio Hours 6 Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


3372 Commercial II

Examination of functional and aesthetically pleasing working environments.
Psychological and physical effects on workers and clients in relationship to the designed
space are analyzed.

Prerequisite: 1361, 1362, 2300, 2363, 2375
Studio Hours 6 Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


3375 Residential II

Design of larger scale interiors for residential and commercial structures. Analytical
study of space and function. Developing presentation boards for color, furnishings,
accessories, and building materials. Full perspective drawings with floor plan, elevations,
and visual concepts.

Prerequisite: 3370
Studio Hours 6 Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


3472 CADD for Interior Design
Hands-on computer use with CAD software to explore space planning, architectural floor
plans, elevations, and furniture layouts.

Prerequisite: 1358, 1362
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours 1
Credit Hours 4 Lecture Hours 3


4320 Arch Design II

Design of simple structures and dwellings with emphasis on the process by which design
evaluations and decisions are made. Study scale models and presentation drawings.

Prerequisite: 1355, 1362, 2300, 2320, 2370, 3370
Studio Hours 6 Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


4350 Project Management

This course is the study of the basic managing procedures of interior design projects
through a series of detailed interrelated tasks. The designer must not only under take or
initiate specific activities, but also know how to document the initiation, progress and
completion of the tasks.

Prerequisite: 1362
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


4361 Work Experience in Interior Design
Supervised experiences in an approved, related work situation, to give the student new
training experiences and different perspectives. May be taken during junior or senior
year.

Prerequisite: None
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


4363 Environmental Controls

Architectural factors affecting interiors, in the areas of sound, lighting, insulation,
mechanical and electrial systems, and personal comfort.

Prerequisite: 3367
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


4375 Senior Capstone

Advanced problems in interior design. Coordination of total project including scope of
work, furniture, accessories, materials, and lighting schedules. Projects to be jury
critiqued.

Prerequisite: 3372, 3375
Studio Hours 6 Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3


4395 Professional Practice/Portfolio

Legal, business, ethical, and other aspects of the practice of Interior Design. Business
forms and correspondence with emphasis on techniques in presentation of a design
concept involving specifications, cost and sample boards to a client. Study of the
preparation of a portfolio and resumes to enter the job market.

Prerequisite: 1301
Studio Hours -0- Lab Hours -0-
Credit Hours 3 Lecture Hours 3

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