Interior Design

Curriculum Description

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

A30220 REVISED
NC CIP: 50.0408
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2015

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
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
   
    12 8 0 15

Spring Semester
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
   
    11 15 0 17

Summer Term
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
   
    6 14 0 12

Fall Semester
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
   
    8 16 0 17

Spring Semester
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
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
   
    10 15 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 76

Legend

  • : 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)

Additional Information

Work-based learning experience courses may be available for this program. Please see advisor.

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 230, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours will vary depending on course selection