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 and design process.
Curriculum content includes residential and non-residential interior design, architectural drafting, computer-aided design, and universal design. Also included are basic design, code standards, history of interiors and furnishings, color theory, products, professional practices, visual presentations, and sustainable principles.
Graduates should qualify for interior design opportunities in numerous residential and commercial environments such as hospitality, corporate, mercantile, educational, and healthcare. Interior designers also have employment opportunities in real estate, entertainment, visual merchandising, government, sales and marketing, and other specialties 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 2015
|Course||Course Title||HOURS PER WEEK|
|Class||Lab/ Shop||Clinical/ WBL||Credit|
|ARC 111||Intro to Arch Technology||1||6||0||3|
|DES 112||Bldg/Construc Sys NEW 2015||3||0||0||3|
|DES 235||Products NEW VERSION 2015||2||2||0||3|
|DES 255||History of Interiors & Furn I NEW VERSION 2015||3||0||0||3|
|ENG 111||Writing and Inquiry||3||0||0||3|
|ARC 114||Architectural CAD||1||3||0||2|
|DES 125||Visual Presentation I NEW VERSION 2015||0||6||0||2|
|DES 135||Prin & Elem of Design I NEW VERSION 2015||2||4||0||4|
|DES 256||History of Interiors & Furn II NEW VERSION 2015||3||0||0||3|
|DES 280||Codes & Standards/Interior Des NEW 2015||3||0||0||3|
|MAT 143||Quantitative Literacy||2||2||0||3|
|ARC 221||Architectural 3-D CAD||1||4||0||3|
|DES 220||Interior Design Fundamentals NEW VERSION 2015||1||6||0||3|
|DES 238||Sustainable Interiors NEW VERSION 2015||2||2||0||3|
|DES 275||Furniture Design & Const NEW 2015||2||2||0||3|
|DES 225||Textiles for Interiors NEW VERSION 2015||2||2||0||3|
|DES 230||Residential Design I NEW VERSION 2015||1||6||0||3|
|DES 240||Commercial/Contract Design I NEW VERSION 2015||1||6||0||3|
|DES 265||Lighting/Interior Design NEW VERSION 2015||1||2||0||2|
|ENG 114||Prof Research & Reporting||3||0||0||3|
|___ ___||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||**||**||0||3|
|ARC 235||Architectural Portfolio||2||3||0||3|
|DES 210||Professional Practices/Int Des NEW VERSION 2015||2||0||0||2|
|DES 241||Comm/Contract Design II||1||6||0||3|
|DES 285||Capstone/Interior Design||2||6||0||4|
Total Credit Hours: 76
- : 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.