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Interior Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

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1. Design Theory: Graduates solve complex interior design problems using the design process and their knowledge of principles, theories and applications to analyze the client profile and project program, both individually and collaboratively.

2. Communication: Graduates 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.

3. Design and Problem-Solving Skills: Graduates implement the design process using critical and creative thinking to solve problems appropriate to the needs of the users of the space as well as the client.

4. Building Systems: Graduates produce interior design solutions that constructively integrate with available building, environmental, and property management systems, as well as prevailing codes and standards of use, maintenance and sustainability.

5. Interior Finish Materials: Graduates specify and apply to their solutions, finish materials that meet prevailing standards of use, maintenance, sustainability, regulatory compliance, and aesthetics.

6. Contextual Knowledge: Graduates have a global view and make design decisions relative to ecological, socio-economic, and cultural contexts.

7. Regulations: Graduates apply building codes, accessibility guidelines, and sustainable practices with consideration given to human factors.

8. Professionalism: Graduates provide professional services based on their body of knowledge with a standard of care that meets both client needs and protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public in an ethical and legal manner.

Program Courses

Core Courses

INTB101 Architectural Drafting
INTB102 Introduction to Interior Design
INTB105 Sketching & Ideation
INTB107 History of Architecture, Interiors & Furniture I
INTB111 Space Planning
INTB112 Design Basics 3D
INTB201 Textiles, Materials & Specifications
INTB202 Presentation Techniques
INTB207 History of Architecture, Interiors & Furniture II
INTB211 Codes & Regulations
INTB212 Residential Design I
INTB232 Lighting Design
INTB262 Construction Documents
INTB302 Residential Design II
INTB306 Professional Practice
INTB313 Digital Modeling
INTB322 Interior Detailing & Mechanical Systems
INTB332 Environmental & Sustainable Design
INTB342 Commercial Design
INTB352 Hospitality Design
INTB402 Senior Studio I
INTB406 Internship
INTB409 Portfolio I
INTB412 Institutional Design
INTB422 Senior Studio II

Supporting Courses

FND105 Design Fundamentals
FND110 Observational Drawing
FND120 Perspective Drawing
FND150 Digital Color Theory

General Education Courses

GEN101 English I
GEN102 English II
GEN105 Effective Speaking
GEN150 Mathematical Concepts and Connections
GEN399 General Education Capstone
Fine Arts - GEN205-GEN212
Humanities & Fine Arts 200-Level Elective
Humanities & Fine Arts 300-Level Elective
Mathematics Elective
Life Science 200-Level Elective
Physical or Life Science 200-Level Elective
Physical & Life Science 300-Level Elective
Social Science 200-Level Elective
Social Science 300-Level Elective


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Note: The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago 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.