Interior Design

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Interior Design
Bachelor of Arts
Published June 1, 2016
This program can be completed on ground, blended (plus) or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

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  • Design Fundamentals: develop foundation in art and design; analyze and apply design elements & principles; demonstrate theories of design, composition, and human behavior; utilize accurate craftsmanship; identify and relate historical and contextual knowledge of art, design, architecture and furniture to inform design solutions.
  • Interior Design Studio: understand and apply the design process to research, analyze and synthesize client needs and program parameters; use methodology and current concepts in interior design, i.e. sustainability, barrier-free and universal design, globalization, and the needs of varying populations; coordinate and apply appropriate, aesthetic, and functional interior finishes and materials, furniture, fixtures and equipment; produce lighting design for interior applications.
  • Communication skills: communicate visually, orally, and in writing using a variety of traditional and digital media for a range of purposes; express and integrate design ideas clearly; accurately employ computer-aided design and other graphics-application and word-processing software to produce properly formatted, cross-referenced working drawings, present and document design ideas.
  • Technical knowledge skills: design within the context of building and environmental systems; select, apply and utilize system to specify appropriate materials and products based on physical, environmental, and performance characteristics; research, interpret, and comply with laws, codes, regulations, standards and practices that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
  • Professional Practices: apply processes and procedures for project management and contract administration of interior design; work cooperatively in a team and develop awareness of integrated design practices; adhere to professional ethics and standards in the practice of interior design; evaluate personal and professional skills relevant to their career.
  • General Education: receive a liberal arts education alongside their program studies that stimulates creativity and originality, and helps students embrace global perspectives and cultural diversity, cultivating also intellectual curiosity required to be an active lifelong learner.

Program Courses

AR101 Fundamentals of Drawing
AR111 Fundamentals of Design
AR121 Perspective
AR181 Color Theory
CG131 Image Manipulation
COM201 Effective Speaking**
ENG100 English I**
ENG200 English II**
FA107 Art History**
GE490 General Education Capstone**
HUM101 Critical Thinking**
HUM102 Philosophy and Ethics**
ID111 Drafting
ID115 Human Factors and Psychology of Design
ID121 Design Basics – 3D
ID131 Architectural Drafting
ID141 Computer-Aided Design
ID151 Design Process
ID171 Introduction to Architecture
ID211 Textiles and Finishes
ID215 Visual Presentation
ID221 Advanced Computer –Aided Design
ID231 History of Furniture Design
ID241 Design Development-Residential Design
ID245 Computer 3D Architectural Modeling
ID251 Codes – Barrier-Free Design
ID265 Fundamentals of Working Drawings
ID271 Design Development - Commercial Design
ID281 Materials and Estimates
ID311 Advanced Residential Design
ID321 Computer Rendering
ID325 History of Modern Architecture and Interior Design
ID331 Corporate Design
ID341 Building Systems and Materials
ID351 Presentation Techniques
ID353 Sustainable Design
ID371 Hospitality Design
ID381 Environmental Systems
ID385 Advanced Construction Documents
ID387 Lighting Design
ID391 Interior and Architectural Detailing
ID411 Health Care/Senior Design
ID421 Graduate Project – Research and Programming
ID431 Furniture Design
ID441 Graduate Project – Design Development
ID461 Graduate Project – Presentation and Defense
ID471 Advanced Professional Development or EX400 Externship
ID481 Portfolio Preparation
MAT104 College Algebra**
PD201 Fundamentals of Business

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective**4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective**4
Science Elective**4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective**4
Math or Science Elective**4
English/Communications Elective**4

Total Quarter Credits 180

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Note: The Art Institute of Phoenix 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.