Interior Design

Course Listing

Interior Design
Associate of Applied Science
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

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  • Problem Solving - Solve complex interior design problems using the design process and their knowledge of interior design principles, theories and applications to analyze the client profile and project program, both individually and collaboratively
  • Communication - Provide interior design services using effective oral, written, and visual communication employing a variety of means, methods and technologies, in both 2- and 3-dimensions
  • Building Systems - Produce interior design solutions that constructively integrate with available building, environmental, and property management systems, as well as prevailing standards of use, maintenance and sustainability
  • Interior Finish Materials - Specify and apply to their interior design solutions finish materials that meet prevailing standards of use, maintenance, sustainability, regulatory compliance, and aesthetics
  • Professionalism - Provide professional services based on the interior design body of knowledge with a standard of care that both meets client needs and protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public in an ethical and legal manner resulting from exposure to academic and real-world experiences

Program Courses

Total Credit Hours: 90
Program-specific Courses: 66 Credits


FND105 Design Fundamentals 3 credit hours
FND110 Observational Drawing 3 credit hours
FND120 Perspective Drawing 3 credit hours
FND150 Digital Color Theory 3 credit hours
INTA101 Architectural Drafting 3 credit hours
INTA102 Introduction to Interior Design 3 credit hours
INTA103 CAD I
INTA105 Sketching and Ideation
INTA107 History of Architecture, Interiors and Furniture I
INTA111 Space Planning
INTA122 Textiles
INTA201 Materials and Specifications
INTA202 Presentation Techniques
INTA203 CAD II
INTA207 History of Architecture, Interiors and Furniture II
INTA211 Codes and Regulations
INTA212 Residential Design I
INTA232 Lighting Design
INTA242 Commercial Design I
INTA252 Interior Detailing
INTA406 Internship

* Minimum of 88 internship hours for the quarter.

General Education: 24 Credits


MAT100 College Mathematics
COM101 Oral Communications
PSY101 Psychology
GE2134 Survey of Art History or Humanities Elective
ENG104 Composition
GE2084 Writing II

Program Electives

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Note: The Art Institute of Charlotte (a campus of South University) reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.