Interior & Product Design

Course Listing

Interior Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published June 1, 2016
This program is available on ground, blended (plus), or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Upon completion of this program, graduates will:

  • analyze and apply design elements and principles; demonstrate theories of composition; utilize accurate craftsmanship; identify and relate historical knowledge of art, design, architecture and furniture.
  • 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; differentiate needs of special populations; coordinate and apply appropriate, aesthetic functional furnishings and materials; produce lighting design for interior applications.
  • communicate visually, orally, and in writing using a variety of media; articulate design ideas in systematic fashion; accurately employ CAD and other graphics-application and word-processing software to produce, present, and document design ideas.
  • assess building and interior systems, materials, and environmental factors; produce properly formatted, cross-referenced working drawings; research, interpret, and comply with codes, regulations, and standards as they apply to health, safety, and welfare; utilize system to estimate costs and quantities, and record construction specifications, and the physical characteristics of materials and furnishings.
  • apply processes and procedures for project management and contract administration of interior design; work cooperatively in a team and adhere to time frames; adhere to professional ethics and standards; evaluate personal and professional skills and interests for job searching and interviewing.

Program Courses

Required Courses

FND105 Design Fundamentals
FND110 Observational Drawing
FND120 Perspective Drawing
FND150 Digital Color Theory
INTA101 Architectural Drafting
INTA102 Introduction to Interior Design
INTA105 Sketching & Ideation
INTA107 History of Architecture, Interiors & Furniture I
INTA111 Space Planning
INTA112 Design Basics 3D
INTA122 Textiles
INTA201 Materials & Specifications
INTA202 Presentation Techniques
INTA207 History of Architecture, Interiors & Furniture II
INTA211 Codes & Regulations
INTA212 Residential Design I
INTA222 Human Factors
INTA232 Lighting Design
INTA242 Commercial Design I
INTA252 Interior Detailing
INTA262 Construction Documents I
INTA302 Residential Design II
INTA303 Digital Modeling I
INTA306 Professional Practice
INTA312 Global Design
INTA313 Digital Modeling II
INTA322 Building & Mechanical Systems
INTA332 Environmental & Sustainable Design
INTA342 Commercial Design II
INTA352 Hospitality Design
INTA402 Senior Studio I
INTA406 Internship
INTA409 Portfolio
INTA412 Institutional Design
INTA422 Senior Studio II
INTA432 Construction Documents II

Technical Electives – 12 quarter credits
Technical Elective 1
Technical Elective 2
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 4

Program Electives

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Note: The Art Institute of Seattle 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.