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Interior Design (IDE) Course Descriptions

College of Architecture


IDE 2116  Design III
(0-12) 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: Enrollment as an Interior Design major and concurrent enrollment in IDE 2143 or permission of instructor.
Design of interior environments with emphasis on development of design process, and a focus on interior architectural elements and concepts, spatial organization, and structure. Includes introduction to programming, contextual relationships, precedent, human factors, and digital media.

IDE 2126  Design IV
(0-12) 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: IDE 2116 and concurrent enrollment in IDE 3153.
Design of interior environments with emphasis on development of design processes, interior architectural elements, materials, assemblies and concepts, and a focus on spatial organization, structure, and detail. Includes introduction to life safety concerns, building codes, universal design, and zoning regulations. Further development of digital media.

IDE 2143  Interior Materials and Assemblies I
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: COA 1133.
The study of materials and assemblies as used in interior environments with an emphasis on qualities, characteristics, and production, and a focus on detail.

IDE 2423  History of Design: Renaissance through Nineteenth Century
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ARC 2413.
Introduction to the art, architecture, interior design, and the decorative arts from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. Explores the varied ways that design reflects and serves the social, religious, and political life in the Western and non-Western world. Concurrent enrollment in IDE 2126 is recommended for Interior Design majors. (Same as ARC 2423. Credit cannot be earned for both IDE 2423 and ARC 2423.)

IDE 3013  Color and Light
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Studies of psychological and physiological effects of color and light in the built environment. Light as a form determinant of interior space. Introduction to artificial illumination design.

IDE 3153  Interior Materials and Assemblies II
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: IDE 2143 or consent of instructor.
The continuation of the study of materials and assemblies as used in interior environments with an emphasis on lighting systems, textiles, furniture systems, and specifications, and a focus on qualities, characteristics, production, and detailing.

IDE 3236  Interior Design Studio I
(0-12) 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: IDE 2126 or concurrent enrollment, IDE 2143, and IDE 2423.
Interior design as the application of building construction systems and materials as key components in the art of shaping interior volumes. Project research and programming methods are applied and furniture selections are explored and integrated within a spatial context.

IDE 3246  Interior Design Studio II
(0-12) 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: IDE 2423 and ARC 3343.
Interior design focused on integrating mechanical, acoustical, and lighting systems through a consideration of the relationship between human activities and various interior environments.

IDE 3613  History of Modern Design
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: ARC 2413, IDE 2423, WRC 1013, and WRC 1023.
History of the Modern art, architecture, interior design, and decorative arts of the twentieth century with special emphasis on social, aesthetic, theoretical, and technical forces that it represents and supports. Concurrent enrollment in IDE 3246 is recommended.

IDE 4213  Furniture Design and Construction
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ARC 3216 or IDE 3236.
Focuses on the essential qualities of the elements of furniture design and construction, emphasizing human factors and the use of materials and connections.

IDE 4266  Systems Integration Studio
(0-12) 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: IDE 3153, IDE 3246 and ARC 3353.
Design and documentation of interior environments focusing on system integration and articulation of building assemblies. Includes complex programming, life safety issues, thermal control, lighting, electrical, acoustics, and water and waste management systems. (Formerly titled “Interior Design Systems Studio.”)

IDE 4276  Capstone Studio
(0-12) 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: IDE 4413.
The design of a capstone project. Students generate and develop creative and detailed design solutions for specific programmatic needs. Self-directed project guided by faculty. (Formerly titled “Interior Design Topics Studio.”)

IDE 4333  Practicum
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: IDE 3246 and consent of instructor.
Offers students majoring in Interior Design participation in a variety of design development concerns. Students work under supervision in an approved internship to gain knowledge of their respective professional fields.

IDE 4413  Capstone Preparation
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Preparation for IDE 4276 Capstone Studio. Includes project selection and scope, precedent studies, marketing analysis, and project concept.

IDE 4423  Topics in Design Theory
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: IDE 2423.
Introduction to design theories. Readings are drawn from a diversity of sources. The course includes a writing component and may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

IDE 4513  Practice and Ethics
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: IDE 2126.
A study of the currently applied ethical, legal, and professional criteria for the practice of interior design. Issues investigated include forms of practice, client relationships, team leadership, office organization, and project management. A job shadowing component will be included when possible.

IDE 4816  Study Abroad: Studio
(0-12) 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
A studio associated with a study abroad program.

IDE 4823  Study Abroad: History/Theory
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
A lecture/seminar course associated with a study abroad program; involves field trips.

IDE 4833  Study Abroad: Observational Drawing
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
A drawing course associated with a study abroad program; involves field trips.

IDE 4911,3,6  Independent Study
1, 3, or 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered.
Scholarly research under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, may apply to a bachelor’s degree.

IDE 4953,6  Special Studies in Interior Design
(0-6, 0-12) 3 or 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours for IDE 4953 or 12 hours for IDE 4956, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.


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