Interior Design

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Interior Design
Associate of Science
Published January 1, 0001

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Objectives

  • Apply the basic principles of design to interior design
  • Analyze a client profile and program requirements
  • Develop design solutions from concept through final presentation
  • Select appropriate materials, furnishings, and color palettes for each specific design problem
  • Understand the codes, systems, and methods of building technology and construction
  • Generate hand and computer graphics that appropriately illustrate a design in 2 and 3-dimensions
  • Convey design concepts in a verbal presentation
  • Administer ethical and professional business practices
  • Adapt to a changing profession in response to global issues and technological innovations

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Program Courses


ID0015PF Portfolio Foundations Interior Design
ID10110 Drafting Fundamentals
ID10120 Drawing
ID10130 Color Theory
ID10210 Perspective Drawing I
ID10220 Interior Elements
ID10230 Basic Design
ID10310 Perspective Drawing II
ID10320 Design Process I
ID10410 Advanced Drafting
ID10420 Materials & Processes
ID10430 Design Process II
ID20510 Rendering and Presentation I
ID20520 CADD I
ID20541 Residential Design I
ID20562 Lighting/Associate
ID20610 Interior Systems
ID20630 Residential Design II
ID20661 History of Furniture
ID20731 Business/Associate
ID20831 Portfolio


GE10110 English Composition I
GE10120 Art History: Prehistoric to Mannerist
GE10210 English Composition II
GE10220 College Math
GE10230 Art History: Baroque to Contemporary
GE10320 Effective Speaking
GE10410 Introduction to Psychology
GE20510 Ethics
GE20540 United States History: Early Period
LS10110 Computer Science

Total credits needed to graduate: 93

Program Electives

General Education Elective List (Select 1):

GE10310 World Literature
GE10130 History of Photography
GE10330 American Government
GE10430 Environmental Science
GE20520 Physics
GE20530 Sociology
GE20550 United States History: 20th Century
GE20580 Economics
GE20610 Theater Appreciation
GE20710 Aesthetics
GE20810 History of Film
LS20620 Business Law
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Note: The Art Institute of Philadelphia 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.