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.

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

A30220 REVISED
NC CIP: 50.0408
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2014

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 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
   
    12 8 0 15

Spring Semester
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
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    9 13 0 14

Summer Term
ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD 1 4 0 3
DES 220 Prin of Interior Design 1 6 0 3
DES 235 Products 2 2 0 3
DES 238 Sustainable Interior Prod 2 2 0 3
   
    6 14 0 12

Fall Semester
DES 225 Textiles/Fabrics 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
   
    9 14 0 14

Spring Semester
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
   
    7 15 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 70

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