The Interior Design curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of job opportunities in the field of both residential and non-residential interior design. The focus of the studies is technical knowledge, professional practices and aesthetic principles.
Curriculum content includes residential and non-residential interior design, architectural drafting, computer-aided design and universal design. Also included are basic design, history of interiors and furnishings, color theory, products, business practices, graphic presentations and general education courses.
Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs including residential and commercial interior design, set design, showroom design, and sales positions for furniture, textiles and accessories and all businesses dealing with interiors.
The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.
Associate in Applied Science
NC CIP: 50.0408
POS Approved: Fall 2014
|Course||Course Title||HOURS PER WEEK|
|Class||Lab/ Shop||Clinical/ WBL||Credit|
|ARC 111||Intro to Arch Technology||1||6||0||3|
|DES 255||History/Int & Furn I||3||0||0||3|
|DES 260||Materials Calc/Int Design||3||0||0||3|
|ENG 111||Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION 2014||3||0||0||3|
|MAT 143||Quantitative Literacy NEW 2014||2||2||0||3|
|ARC 114||Architectural CAD||1||3||0||2|
|DES 125||Graphic Presentation I||0||6||0||2|
|DES 135||Prin & Elem of Design I||2||4||0||4|
|DES 256||History/Int & Furn II||3||0||0||3|
|General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE||(3)||(0)||(0)||(3)|
|ARC 221||Architectural 3-D CAD||1||4||0||3|
|DES 220||Prin of Interior Design||1||6||0||3|
|DES 238||Sustainable Interior Prod||2||2||0||3|
|DES 230||Residential Design I||1||6||0||3|
|DES 240||Comm/Contract Design I||1||6||0||3|
|DES 265||Lighting/Interior Design||2||0||0||2|
|ENG 114||Prof Research & Reporting||3||0||0||3|
|ARC 235||Architectural Portfolio||2||3||0||3|
|DES 210||Bus Prac for Interior Design||2||0||0||2|
|DES 241||Comm/Contract Design II||1||6||0||3|
|DES 285||Capstone/Interior Design||2||6||0||4|
|___ ___||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||**||**||0||3|
Total Credit Hours: 70
- : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
- : Local Requirement
- : Instructional Service Agreement
- : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
Work-based learning experience courses may be available for this program. Please see advisor.