Courses

IDT 1010. Introduction to Interior Design (3) F, S
Explores interior design as it relates to human factors. Introduces the elements and principles of design as they relate to interiors. Introduces a brief survey of American architecture and furnishings.

IDT 1020. Presentation Techniques (3) F, S
Exploration of materials and applications of methods required for visual communications with interior design presentation. Emphasis in conceptualizing and quick-sketching techniques. Studio: four hours per week. One credit hour of IDT 2830, Directed Readings, is suggested with this course.

IDT 1860. Practicum (1-2) F, S
A course of occupational experiences in the interior design industry. A plan is created by the instructor and student to provide meaningful training in the student's career field.

IDT 2010. Textiles (3) S
A study of fibers, yarns, fabric structure, codes and finishes as they relate to residential and commercial interiors. Prerequisite: IDT 1020.

IDT 2020. Computer-aided Design and Drafting (3) S
Application of basic computer-aided drafting and design as it relates to current professional practice in interior design. Use of current software. Two one-hour lectures and three two-hour labs per week. Prerequisite: DGET 1340.

IDT 2035. Design Process/Space Planning (3) F
Experiences in programming, research development, and schematic design development. Emphasis on problem solving and space planning for residential and non-residential spaces. One hour lecture , four studio hours per week. Prerequisites: IDT 1020 and IDT 2020.

IDT 2040. Architectural Detailing (3) F
This course develops interior detailing technical skills, emphasizing stairways, fireplaces, ceilings, and millwork (built-in furniture) details for residential and commercial spaces. Preparation of construction drawings, specifications, and finish schedules for use by the trade. One hour lecture and two hour studio per week. Prerequisite: IDT 2020.

IDT 2050. Codes and Specifications (2) F
The study and application of interior building codes and specifications that insures the health, safety, and welfare of individuals who occupy the structure. Prerequisite: IDT 2020.

IDT 2830. Directed Readings (1-3) F, S
Individually chosen readings or specialized topics supervised by a faculty member. Instructor's approval required.

IDT 2860. Practicum (2) F
A course of occupational experiences in the interior design industry. A plan is created by the instructor and student to provide meaningful training in the student's career field. Instructor's approval required.

IDT 2990. Interior Design Seminar (1) F, S
Professional issues presented by guest lecturers, field trips, and current discussions in interior design. May be repeated up to six credit hours.

IDT 3000. Lighting (3) F
A study of lighting principles, lighting systems, light sources, calculation of lighting levels, communication of lighting design and specifications. Emphasis is placed on communicating a design solution by practical application of learned principles in project format. One hour lecture, two hour studio per week. Prerequisites: IDT 2020.

IDT 3010. Historical Interiors (3) F
Historical survey and research of interior furnishing and architecture from Egyptian through English Victorian. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisite IDT 1020.

IDT 3020. American and Modern Interiors (3) S
Historical survey and research of interiors, furnishings, and architecture from the 1880's to the present. Application of modern design in today's interiors. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisite IDT 1020.

IDT 3025. Professional Practice (3) F
A study of the business aspect of Interior Design. Information will be presented regarding forms and professional practices for the Interior Designer, i.e., ethics, contracts, fees, purchase orders, letters of agreement, business formations and terminology of business practice. Job seeking skills will also be covered. Prerequisites: IDT 2050.

IDT 3030. Materials (3) S
Exploration and research of finishes and materials used within interiors. Practical application for specifying and installation of materials will be emphasized. Three one hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: IDT 2035.

IDT 3040. Perspective/Rendering (2) F
A continuation of Presentation Techniques. Techniques, methods and approaches to graphic presentations. Emphasis is on perspective/rendering using pencils and markers. Studio: four hours per week. Prerequisite IDT 3030.

IDT 3045. Residential Design (3) S
This course provides experience in research development, programming, schematic design development, problem solving, space planning, furniture selection and layout, material surfaces and finishes. Specification, budgets, and sustainable design consideration will be part of project requirements. Presentation will be rendering, color boards, detailing, sketching, model construction, and a written document. One hour lecture and four hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: IDT 3040/3000.

IDT 3060. Kitchen & Bath (3) F
Application of basic kitchen and bath design layout principles which will meet the needs of families. Prepares the student for NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) certification exams. One hour lecture, 4 hours studio per week. Prerequisite: IDT 3045.

IDT 4010. Barrier-Free Design (3)
Application of practices and procedures for barrier-free interiors. Emphasis will be on design for the disabled and elderly. One hour lecture, four hours studio per week.

IDT 4020. Commercial Design (3) S
Application of practices and procedures of designing commercial interiors. Emphasis will be presentation and layouts for office, health care, and hospitality design. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: IDT 3000 and IDT 3040.

IDT 4025. Senior Program Development (2) F
Interior Design programming, ideation and model studies for the Senior Project. Schematics, space planning, project specifications. Senior rank. One hour lecture, two hour lab per week. Prerequisite: IDT 4020.

IDT 4030. Senior Project (3) S
An in-depth study of problem solving for residential or commercial interiors involving the design process of offices, health care facilities, hospitality or public institutions. One hour lecture, four hours studio per week. Prerequisite: IDT 4025.

IDT 4040. Portfolio (2) S
Developing and presenting a uniform portfolio for job search in the field of interior design. Emphasis is to compile a portfolio for presentation to prospective employers and clients. Studio: two hours per week. Students may add IDT 4830 (2 cr). Two credit hours of IDT 4860, Internship, is suggested with this course. Prerequisite: IDT 4025.

IDT 4830. Directed Readings (1-3)
Individual readings supervised by a faculty member. Junior/Senior level with the approval of the instructor.

IDT 4860. Internship for Interior Design (3) Su, F, S
A structured professional-level field experience. The student will be counseled and supervised as he/she applies and integrates their knowledge and skills through work experience with a qualified interior designer. The internship requires a minimum of 240 contact hours or 20 hours per week for twelve (12) weeks of on-the-job training. Junior/Senior level with the approval of the instructor. Prerequisite: IDT 4025.


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