IDE 415 – Professional Practices
Professional Practice is a course characterized by breadth rather than depth. The course presents an overview of the historic and contemporary context and complexities of interior design practice and the varied and evolving roles and responsibilities of the interior designer with an emphasis on the characteristics of best practices. This course covers standard practices and procedures of the interior design profession. Students gain knowledge of the history of the profession, ethics, business structures, organization, management, legal issues, fee structures, and promotional activities.
IDE 414 – Universal design
This is an advanced course stressing analytical research and the practical implementation of the principles necessary for the design, health and safety of spaces for special population groups, such as children, the physically challenged, the elderly and the poor throughout the world. Students will study “world related” issues in design, such as low cost housing, recycling of building components and sustainable energy. This is an advanced course stressing analytical research and the practical implementation of the principles necessary for the design, health and safety of spaces for special population groups, such as children, the physically challenged, the elderly and the poor throughout the world. Students will study “world related” issues in design, such as low cost housing, recycling of building components and sustainable energy.
IDE 413 – Working Drawing and Specifications
In this course, advanced architectural drafting techniques are used to complete a set of working drawings and specifications, and to finish schedules for either a residential or commercial project. The principles of interaction with other design professionals and/or team members are emphasized.
IDE412 – Interior Building Systems
Course Description: This course covers standard interior building systems including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical distribution. Students gain more knowledge of the international building code.
IDE 411 – Interior Design VI: Senior Project.
The senior project course of the Interior Design degree provides the opportunity to design a project which will be the focal point of the student’s portfolio. This course provides the opportunity for students to exhibit the competency and knowledge obtained in all previous interior design courses. Past course-work is called upon to create and produce the appropriate documentation for a project selected by the student. Students prepare their final portfolio with this project serving as the key item. It represents the type of design specialization the student will seek upon graduation.
GDE 412 – Web design
This course covers the concepts and application of graphic design for the Worldwide Web. It introduces students to the unique and fascinating world of online interfaces and website development. Students will create original Web sites with attention to design fundamentals such as color, typography, imagery and composition. Web publishing software, multi-media or the Web, animation, interactivity, and basic XHTML are all covered.
IDE 403 – Creative Interior Design
This is an advanced course, which involves the research and application of design theory to a competition project. Students will prepare competition entries from conceptual diagrams, preliminary design and code analysis to final presentation. Student projects may emphasize “Green” design and/or experimental technology and materials.
The aim of this course is to provide the foundation of the construction details for structural elements like walls, floors and ceilings. The technical aspects of interior design with an emphasis on construction techniques, building systems and finishes are the focus of this course.
The course focuses on the interior design of healthcare facilities. The emphasis is placed on special-needs populations including the cognitively/mentally impaired, geriatric populations and children. In consultation with the instructor, the student design team selects a special population to research. At completion of research, the student team provides programming, pre-design documents and a final design presentation
IDE 314 – History of Furniture and Interior Design II
The course covers the history and evolution of furniture styles, decorative elements and motifs, and interior design with a concentration on the East, the Renaissance Period, the New World and the Modern World. The progression and evolution of furniture styles, decoration and the design of the interior environment throughout history give an appreciation for humankind’s achievements and aids in understanding current design trends.
Lighting for Interiors is an introduction into the exciting world of lighting, where science and art are blended together in one form. Color theory, lamps (light bulbs), the behavior of light and our behavior toward light will all be introduced with the goal of providing a working vocabulary and understanding of light as a medium. The course provides the foundation required by today’s design professional to apply, assess and solve interior-design issues and solutions
This course focuses on the issues related to custom furniture design including construction, styles, function, technical aspects and costs. Through the study of the human form and by researching appropriate materials and construction techniques, students develop a design of a furniture prototype from initial concept to construction.
IDE 311 – Interior Design IV Hospitality Design
This advanced course emphasizes the hospitality industry and requires the completion of a project from preliminary programming and space planning, using anthropometric theory, through to the selection of furnishings and finishes that are ergonomically correct. Comparative analysis, code/legislation and other relevant research and presentation will also be covered in this course.
The course covers the evolution of furniture styles, decorative elements/motifs and interior design. It is an introduction to the history of furniture design, decoration, and interior design covering the Ancient World period, the Classical World period, the Middle Ages and Islamic World. The student explores design choices and critically analyzes existing designs based on historical information. This course prepares students to participate in design work in a broader context.
This is an advanced course which builds upon the outcomes and concepts presented in DES113 and focuses on advanced solid modeling and animation techniques utilizing parametric CAD software. It expands and applies the fundamental knowledge and skills acquired in DES113. The course explores advanced topics in three-dimensional modeling, lighting, shading, texturing, rendering, animation and other related operations as they apply to architecture and related fields. Emphasis will be placed on the careful application of modeling, texture maps and lighting to simulate real world material effects, finishes and surface graphics.
This course address products and finishing materials for the interior environment which considers basic materials, manufacturing processes and the generic characteristics of goods specified by the interior designer. There is exploration of the materials used in interior environments, concentrating on the functional aspects of finishes and materials and how they are communicated in design projects including estimation, specification writing and contract-documentation.
This is a fundamental course in the design of business environments. Through studio projects, lectures and field trips, the student develops a commercial interior which includes critical client analysis, complex programming, space-planning and the use of open-office systems. The student is also introduced to relevant accessibility codes/legislation and standard building and fire-safety codes as they prelate to commercial design.
This course constitutes an investigation into the design factors necessary for human living. It looks at the design of the built environment with emphasis on human needs and how the social sciences can contribute to interior design and practice. The influence of other factors such as climate, materials, technology, and physical context are considered, and interior design principles are formulated from cross-cultural examples of world architecture.
This course further introduces the student to the principles of graphic communication and consists of a series of exercises aimed at developing student graphic communication skills which are integral part of architectural education and professional practice. It introduces students to the principles of rendering-techniques, and they will learn to present and render architectural interiors and spaces using various presentation media such as ink, watercolor pencils, colored pencils, markers, chalk, digital media, etc. The course emphasizes the development of an individual approach to representation, and a wide variety of assignments encourages the student to develop an understanding of a range of techniques and drawing media. Students render illustrations from publications as well as views from personal project work. Digital media is introduced as one form of presentation media. Sketching skills built-up in previous courses will be developed here.
IDE 212 – Textiles for Interior Design
This course involves a study of the production, properties and performance of textiles for interiors with emphasis on the selection of textiles for specific environmental applications. It investigates the science and technology of textiles through a study of properties and performance, allowing students to make informed consumer choices in the textiles area. Students will learn to identify by fiber content, weave and finish, and will understand the effect of these components on the performance of textile products. They will study the natural and manufactured fibers and their properties and uses, with emphasis on textiles used for finishes, furnishings and soft goods. Students will understand life-safety ratings for textile products in various applications.
IDE 211 – Interior Design II
This is a fundamental studio course in which the student develops a residential interior. The course includes lectures, in-class assignments, on-site investigation, field trips and critiques. The student will accomplish projects and learn essential skills such as client-analysis, programming, space planning, code analysis and furniture-and-finish selection. In addition, electrical, lighting, and plumbing requirements are introduced.
IDE 202 – Interior Design I
This is a design studio which introduces the principles of interior design, including unity, balance, proportion, scale, rhythm and emphasis. Students learn about their definition and practical application through related assignments. In addition, students are introduced to basic color psychology, client-analysis, selections of finishes and moods, and sample board presentation techniques. Anthropometrics and ergonomics will be reviewed and an orientation to the profession at local and national levels will take place
The course provides an introduction to the processes of interior design and the diverse aspects and considerations involved in practicing both residential and commercial design. This course introduces the students to interior design as a profession and provides a wide perspective of interior design.
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