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
NC CIP: 50.0408
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 111 Intro to Arch Technology 1 6 0 3
DES 112 Bldg/Construc Sys 3 0 0 3
DES 235 Products 2 2 0 3
DES 255 History of Interiors & Furn I 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 0 2
DES 125 Visual Presentation I 0 6 0 2
DES 135 Prin & Elem of Design I 2 4 0 4
DES 256 History of Interiors & Furn II 3 0 0 3
DES 280 Codes & Standards/Interior Des 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DES 220 Interior Design Fundamentals Requisite 1 6 0 3
DES 225 Textiles for Interiors 2 2 0 3
DES 238 Sustainable Interiors 2 2 0 3
DES 275 Furniture Design & Const 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 12
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD Requisite 1 4 0 3
DES 230 Residential Design I Requisite 1 6 0 3
DES 240 Commercial/Contract Design I Requisite 1 6 0 3
DES 265 Lighting/Interior Design 1 2 0 2
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 18
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 235 Architectural Portfolio 2 3 0 3
DES 210 Professional Practices/Int Des 2 0 0 2
DES 241 Comm/Contract Design II Requisite 1 6 0 3
DES 285 Capstone/Interior Design Requisite 2 6 0 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours will vary depending on course selection

A30220