DESIGN FASHION; INTERIOR DESIGN / A.A.S. DEGREE

Eastern
Hegis Code: 5012

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: INDA-AAS
 

     The Interior Design program links intensive core-specific courses in interior design with a strong liberal arts component. The course of study develops technical skills and aesthetic principles essential for creating and planning interior spaces. Studio classes develop skills in space planning, floor plans, elevations, construction drawings and specifications. Drawings and presentations are additionally enhanced by knowledge and application of textiles and color. Business practice and communication skills are essential tools for entering the design workforce. This program culminates in a capstone course in portfolio development and an internship mentoring experience. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in the home furnishings field as in-house designers, design assistants, space planners, color consultants and managers in the retail home industries.

     Acceptance into this program is for fall admission only. Students may consult with the department for spring courses, but they will not likely complete the program in four semesters because of core course prerequisites.


FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits Credits
  ART133: Drawing I 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT101: Interior Design I 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT102: Interior Textiles and Finishes 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT115: Interior Design Careers Seminar 1.5
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology
or SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
3
  Physical Education 1
       
SECOND SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communications
or COM102: Interpersonal Communication
3
  ENG102:Introduction to Literature 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT103: Interior Design II 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT105: History of Interiors and Architecture I 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT107: Color for Interiors 3
  Social Science Elective 3
       
THIRD SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
  BUS123: Entrepreneurship 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT201: Interior Design III 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT205: Working Drawings I 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT208: Professional Practice for Interior Designers 3
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
Physical Education 1
       
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT220: Materials and Construction Methods for Interior Designers 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT226: Kitchen and Bath Design 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum INT227: Interior Design Portfolio and Assessment 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum * INT230: Cooperative Education and Internships in Interior Design
or ART111: Art History I
ART112: Art History II
ART113: Modern Art
3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
       
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 68.5 - 69.5

*Students intending to continue on for a baccalaureate degree are advised to take ART111 or ART112 or ART113. Students planning to enter the job market upon graduation should select  INT230.
 Courses that constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Interior Design / Visual Arts 41.5 credits
Business 3 credits
English 6 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Laboratory Science 4 credits
Mathematics 3-4 credits
Psychology or Sociology 3 credits
Social Science 3 credits
Physical Education 2 credits