Interior Design

Bachelor's Degree

Minor Offered

Overview

Interior Design at UT Arlington focuses on the commercial, institutional, and large-project scale activities of the profession. The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is a four-year professional program of studies. It is the only program in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that offers a four-year professional Bachelor of Science in Interior Design within a School of Architecture. In the first two years of study, UT Arlington Interior Design students share a degree program that is almost identical to that of architecture students. As a result, graduates have an architectural approach to Interior Design and are valuable contributors to project teams requiring collaboration across multiple disciplines. The program therefore differs from a non-professional interior decorating program.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design leads to the full professional degree and is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).Mission

It is the mission of the Program in Interior Design to prepare students for entry into the interior design profession by supporting and encouraging their roles in the service of the health, safety and welfare of building users, as well as the creation of aesthetic environments. Life-long learning and community engagement are nurtured in all students.

The location of the program in a major design center of the Southwest provides design students with a broad range of learning experiences, including internship and employment opportunities.

Goals of the Program in Interior Design

In support of the Interior Design mission statement, the following are the goals ofthe program:

Provide a meaningful design studio sequence including current knowledge of codes, appropriate detailing of interior materials, principles of sustainable design, and requirements for meeting the needs of diverse populations. 

Improve the internship opportunities available to our students in order to increase their knowledge of the profession and raise awareness of the program of Interior Design among professionals in this region. 

Develop interdisciplinary partnerships to increase research opportunities for interior design undergraduates and faculty. 

Develop student excellence in oral and written communication. 

Encourage life-long learning through community engagement through which the students can put their interior design knowledge into practice.

About Us

The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is a four-year program (128 credit hours), consisting of two two-year segments: Basic Studies and Major Studies.

The first two years (Basic Studies) is a foundation curriculum taken by all undergraduates at that level in the school. In addition to work in the arts and sciences, Basic Studies includes a series of lecture and studio courses which introduce the student to the concepts, history, skills, and vocabulary of design.

Following the two-year Basic Studies sequence, the student completes two years of Major Studies, an intensive series of courses and studios on the theory, history, skill, and practice of interior design. In the third and fourth years (Major Studies), the student concentrates in one of the design disciplines, taking courses and studios of a more advanced and professional nature.

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Advising:

BS INTD Academic Advisor: Kelsey Childress

Asst. Director for Academic Affairs and Advising: Cheryl Donaldson

Admissions Requirements

BS INTD Program Director:  Barbara Marini

Admission to the interior design-intended program is open to all students meeting the general requirements for entrance to the University.

Prospective Students Contact: James Brown, Academic Recruiter


Major Studies: Entrance Requirements

To declare a major (enter 3rd year) in Interior Design and gain permission to enroll in upper-level INTD courses:

  • The student will have completed the final architecture-intended or interior design-intended courses and core curriculum.
  • Have a minimum of a 2.8 GPA both overall at UT Arlington as well as within the major (first and second year ARCH courses).
  • Complete a Major Declaration form available through the School of Architecture

Prior to completing the application in the School of Architecture office, ALL required interior design-intended course work must be completed.

GPA requirements may change based on changes in the curriculum of the program. Qualified students must meet the GPA requirements that are in place at the time they fulfill all other requirements to declare their major.

To declare a major for a fall semester, qualified applicants will submit their request to declare a major in the School of Architecture office at the completion of the spring semester, by the department specified deadline.

Students meeting the qualifications to declare a major during the summer or fall semesters will submit their request to declare a major at the completion of the fall semester, by the department specified deadline, for spring entrance consideration*.

Consideration for fall admission into the major studies programs for qualified summer applicants will be based on space availability.

Coursework taken at other institutions or universities must be noted on the application with accompanying attachments showing the completion of/or current attendance in the course(s). It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all coursework is transferred to the Office of Admissions at UT Arlington in a timely manner.

Upon entrance into the major studies programs, students will be required to maintain the minimum 2.8 GPAs both overall at UT Arlington and within the major to remain active and proceed within the program.

Programs Cohort

The undergraduate programs in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington are organized in a structured cohort format.

What Is a Cohort?

A cohort is a group of students that follows the same set schedule and progresses through a program together.  The sequential scheduling of the courses promotes an interactive learning environment and facilitates networking opportunities and career-strengthening relationships.

How Does It Work?

The program consists of a sequence of courses that takes a minimum of eight semesters to complete. The courses are offered in specific semesters (Fall and Spring) that require the students to complete the prior level before proceeding to the next level. If a student gets off-track in the cohort, she/he must wait until the missing course(s) are offered again.

How Are the Courses Sequenced?

The major courses must be taken as follows (Please note: For every year listed below, 'First Semester' is Fall and 'Second Semester' is Spring):

Interior Design Students Cohort

How Are the Courses Sequenced?

First Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
UNIV-AR 1131 or INTD 11011INTD 13423
ARCH 13013 
ARCH 13413 
 7 3
Second Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ARCH 23033ARCH 23043
ARCH 25515INTD 23433
 INTD 25525
 8 11
Third Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
INTD 33213INTD 33223
INTD 33233INTD 33573
INTD 33383INTD 33613
INTD 35535INTD 35545
 14 14
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
INTD 43323INTD 43443
INTD 43653INTD 43663
INTD 43683INTD 44934
INTD 45565INTD 45575
 14 15
Total Hours: 86

Special Academic Requirements

GPA Requirements: Upon admission to the Major Studies, all declared majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 both within the major and in the cumulative GPA to continue in the upper level program to satisfy requirements for graduation.

Grade Requirements: A grade of C or higher must be earned in each School of Architecture course used for credit toward an undergraduate degree and minor offered by the school. A grade of C or higher must be earned in all required Math and Physics courses. Grades of P are not acceptable for classes in which a grade of C or higher is required.

Repetition of Courses: Three attempts to achieve a satisfactory grade are permitted for each required course in the School of Architecture. Beyond that number of attempts, the student is denied access to the course in question, or to the sequence of courses for which it is requisite. Enrollment in the course for the time sufficient to receive a grade, including the grade W, is considered an attempt.

Transfer of Credit: The extent of credit toward degree requirements for academic work done elsewhere will be determined by the representatives of the appropriate program. Students applying to transfer credits from studio courses taken elsewhere must present examples of that work for evaluation.

Student Projects: The School of Architecture reserves the right to retain, copyright, use, exhibit, reproduce, and publish any work submitted for course credit. The student is encouraged to develop a portfolio of all work accomplished in advanced courses for future professional and academic uses.

Competence in Oral Presentations

Students obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design demonstrate oral proficiency by taking and passing ARCH 2551 and INTD 2552 DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN I, or approved equivalents.

Competence in Computer Use

Students obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design can demonstrate computer proficiency by:

  • Taking and passing ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1302 at UT Arlington in a computer classroom environment or ENGL 3372, ENGL 3374, CSE 1301 (or equivalent), or any other class approved by the Undergraduate Assembly.

  • Passing the University computer literacy examination

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
UNIV-AR 1131 or INTD 11011INTD 13423
ARCH 13013ENGL 13023
ARCH 13413HIST 13013
ENGL 13013PHYS 13023
PHYS 13013POLS 23113
POLS 23123 
 16 15
Second Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ARCH 23033ARCH 23043
ARCH 25515INTD 23433
HIST 13023INTD 25525
MATH 13033MATH 13273
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Elective3Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective3
 17 17
Third Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
INTD 33213INTD 33223
INTD 33233INTD 33573
INTD 33383INTD 33613
INTD 35535INTD 35545
Literature Elective3Art History Elective3
 17 17
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
INTD 43323INTD 43443
INTD 43653INTD 43663
INTD 43683INTD 44934
INTD 45565INTD 45575
 14 15
Total Hours: 128

Competence in Oral Presentations

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design

Architecture
UNIV-AR 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
or INTD 1101 ACADEMIC SUCCESS SKILLS INTERIOR DESIGN
ARCH 1301INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN3
ARCH 1341DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS I3
ARCH 2303HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN I3
ARCH 2304HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN II3
ARCH 2551BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I5
Interior Design
INTD 1342DESIGN COMMUNICATION II3
INTD 2343DESIGN COMMUNICATION III3
INTD 2552DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN I5
INTD 3321MATERIALS AND RESOURCES3
INTD 3322MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY3
INTD 3323LIGHTING DESIGN3
INTD 3338BUILDING CODES AND REGULATIONS3
INTD 3357BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING & VISUALIZATION3
INTD 3553DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN II5
INTD 3554DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN III5
INTD 4332PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN INTERIOR DESIGN3
INTD 4344DESIGN COMMUNICATION IV3
INTD 4365VR+AR+SR ENVIRONMENTS3
INTD 4366HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN3
INTD 4368INTERIOR DETAILING3
INTD 4493INTERIOR DESIGN INTERNSHIP4
INTD 4556DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN IV5
INTD 4557DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN V5
Communications
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
Political Science
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
History
HIST 1301HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1302HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Mathematics
MATH 1303TRIGONOMETRY3
MATH 1327ARCHITECTURAL CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY3
Natural Science
PHYS 1301PHYSICS FOR NON SPECIALISTS I3
PHYS 1302PHYSICS FOR NON SPECIALISTS II3
Art History3
Art history elective, approved
Language, Philosophy & Culture3
Designated courses in language, philosophy, and culture studies (https://catalog.uta.edu/academicregulations/degreerequirements/generalcorerequirements/)
Literature3
English or modern languages literature or other approved subsitute3
Social and Behavior Sciences 3
Designated courses in social or cultural anthropology, archaeology, social/political/cultural geography, economics, sociology, classical studies, or linguistics (https://catalog.uta.edu/academicregulations/degreerequirements/generalcorerequirements/)
Total Hours128

At least 36 hours must be 3000/4000 level.

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Minors Advising (all minors):

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Minor in Architecture History

Minor Director: Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Holliday

Asst. Director for Academic Affairs and Advising: Cheryl Donaldson

The school offers numerous courses from which to select the 18 hours required for the Architecture History minor.

Students who choose to pursue the minor in History of Architecture must complete our 6 hours of core courses (ARCH 2303 and ARCH 2304).

Upon completion of the two core classes, students must select an additional 12 hours from our other Architecture History courses.

CORE6
ARCH 2303HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN I3
ARCH 2304HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN II3
ADDITIONAL 4 ARCH HISTORY COURSES12
ARCH 3312HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY THEORY3
ARCH 4305THE CITY OF ROME3
ARCH 4307THE LIFE OF CITIES3
ARCH 4308HISTORY OF URBAN FORM3
ARCH 4315TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN (as topic varies) 13
ARCH 4316MODERN ARCHITECTURE I3
ARCH 4317MODERN ARCHITECTURE II3
ARCH 4353HISTORY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE3
Total Hours18

Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Minor Director: Dr. Meghna Tare

Asst. Director for Academic Affairs and Advising: Cheryl Donaldson

The University offers a variety courses from which to select the 18 hours required for the Environmental and Sustainability Studies minor.

Students are required to take one core course, ESST 2300: Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability Studies, which surveys topics and methods in interdisciplinary studies of sustainability and the environment. This course should be taken in the freshman or sophomore year.

An additional 15 hours of coursework is to be completed from the list of courses below (or others approved by the ESS advisor). At least one course must be taken in each of the two groups. Students are encouraged to inquire about other courses that might qualify for credit. At least 6 hours must be taken as 3000- or 4000-level courses. Additional courses are expected to be approved each semester, so students are encouraged to consult regularly with the advisor. *Students may be allowed to take additional classes from alternate group with advisor approval.

CORE3
ESST 2300INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES3
or CE 2300 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING
FIELD OF INTEREST [4 courses] (choose group)12
Group 1: Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Business
or
Group 2: Natural Sciences and Engineering
ALTERNATE GROUP [1 course]3
Total Hours18

Minor in Urban and Public Affairs

Minor Director: Dr. Ivonne Audirac

Asst. Director for Academic Affairs and Advising: Cheryl Donaldson

The University offers numerous courses from which to select the 18 hours required for a minor.

The Urban Affairs minor is for students interested in complementing their academic career with a broader understanding of Urban Affairs, Urban Planning and the Environment, or Public Administration.

Students are required to take two core courses, PLAN 1301: Intro to Urban Life and PLAN 3301: The Metroplex,

Students pursuing the minor complete the 2 required core courses then select 4 courses (12 hours) from one of the fields of interest.

CORE6
PLAN 1301INTRODUCTION TO URBAN LIFE3
PLAN 3301THE METROPLEX3
FIELD OF INTEREST [4 courses] (choose group)12
Group 1: Public Administration
or
Group 2: Urban Affairs
Total Hours24

Courses

INTD 1101. ACADEMIC SUCCESS SKILLS INTERIOR DESIGN. 1 Hour.

This is a required course intended to establish a solid overview of the School of Architecture and the interior design program for all first semester UTA students who intend to declare as an interior design major. Topics for the class include: critical thinking, presentation techniques, internships, attendance of exhibitions and lectures, navigating the advising process, portfolio review and techniques, and utilizing the library and other university resources. Other topics may be discussed. This course may be taken only once for credit.

INTD 1191. CONFERENCE COURSE. 1 Hour.

Independent study guided by an instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Permission of the instructor and the architecture undergraduate advisor required. Restricted to interior design-intended majors.

INTD 1342. DESIGN COMMUNICATION II. 3 Hours.

Introduction to concepts of design and building of interior spaces including ideation, visualization, and creative processes to solve more complex problems. Drawing and communication skills are developed using traditional and digital methods and architectural graphic conventions emphasized. This course is offered as ARCH 1342; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: ARCH 1301, ARCH 1341. Restricted to Interior Design-Intended,INTD_UCOL, Architecture-Intended, and ARCH_UCOL majors.

INTD 2343. DESIGN COMMUNICATION III. 3 Hours.

This is an introductory digital design course that develops visual awareness of the digital environment enabling students to express ideas graphically. This survey course focuses on general exposure to computer visualization software from 2D and 3D modeling and rendering, to technical drawings for design and construction documents. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of digital and graphic skills to the communication of ideas in both digital and printed media. This course was previously offered as INTD 3343; credit will only be granted once. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2551, credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2304. Restricted to Interior Design-Intended,INTD_UCOL, Architecture-Intended, and ARCH_UCOL majors.

INTD 2391. TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN. 3 Hours.

Selected topics in concepts, philosophy, and models of interior design and allied arts of design.

INTD 2552. DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN I. 5 Hours.

Exploration of the concepts and methods that shape interior spaces. Introduction to information gathering, exploration of three-dimensional spatial relationships and integration of color, light, and materials. Basics of interior construction, building components and professional standards are introduced. Emphasis on concept development, diagramming, space planning and human-centered design as applied to design solutions. This course offered as INTD 2552 and ARCH 2552; credit will not be granted for both. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2551, credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2304 and INTD 2343. Restricted to Interior Design-intended and Architecture-intended majors.

INTD 3305. HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN. 3 Hours.

This course is a chronological survey that spans from the late nineteenth century to the present and explores a range of scales (micro to macro) from furniture, lighting, fine and decorative arts in the interior, to the related fields of architecture, landscape design, and city planning. Prerequisite: Junior standing in the program. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 3321. MATERIALS AND RESOURCES. 3 Hours.

Survey of materials and resources in the design of the built environment in terms of aesthetics, function, and well-being. Exploration of construction processes, application, building codes, and life-cycle cost. Emphasis on understanding and specification of materials based on performance criteria and environmental sustainability. Prerequisite: Junior standing in the program. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 3322. MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY. 3 Hours.

A course to investigate and explore the application of new and emerging materials in the context of sustainability, innovation and global perspective. Through the integration of technology, digital fabrication and prototyping, and emerging methodologies students explore new concepts in the use of materials that contribute to design of the built environment and human-centered design. Prerequisite:Junior standing in the program. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 3323. LIGHTING DESIGN. 3 Hours.

An introduction to lighting technologies, luminaires, and design concepts. Exploration of creative and functional application of light sources relative to the impact on human experience, well-being, and environmental considerations. Course content emphasizes the integrated aspects of architectural lighting in the context of building systems. Prerequisite: Junior standing in the program. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 3338. BUILDING CODES AND REGULATIONS. 3 Hours.

This course examines laws, codes, and regulatory processes applied to the built environment including Federal, State, and local codes. Students learn the integration of codes, Federal laws, and standards in the design process and apply concepts to design solutions. Awareness of building systems is emphasized as students learn about the codes and standards organizations, communication strategies, and processes that impact the practice of interior design and their role on interdisciplinary teams. This course is offered as INTD 3338 and ARCH 4338; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in INTD 3553. Junior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design and Architecture majors.

INTD 3357. BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING & VISUALIZATION. 3 Hours.

An introduction to Building Information Modeling software to develop interior construction detailing and rendering techniques. The course is an overview of the development of an integrated set of interior construction documents, including plans, elevations, details, and schedules as well as visualization strategies. This course is offered as INTD 3357 and ARCH 4357; credit will only be granted once. Prerequisite: INTD 2343 and Junior standing in program. Restricted to Architecture and Interior Design majors. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 3361. ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN & SUSTAINABILITY. 3 Hours.

An exploratory course that considers the impact of design decisions on the environment. Principles of sustainable design are reviewed including theoretical frameworks, concepts, certifications and standards of practice. Environmental stewardship and ethics are introduced as a model for professional practice. Concepts of adaptive re-use, historic preservation, and restoration are introduced. Prerequisite: Junior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 3553. DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN II. 5 Hours.

A studio course in the application of interior design principles to complex problems. Emphasis on concept development, programming, and the integration of building systems as part of the design process. Introduction to research strategies to inform design decisions and global awareness. Advanced presentation skills and use of technology are integrated to communicate the design solution. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in INTD 3321, INTD 3323, and INTD 3338. Junior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 3554. DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN III. 5 Hours.

A studio course in the application of interior design principles to complex problems. Emphasis on concept development, programming, and the integration of building systems as part of the design process. Introduction to research strategies to inform design decisions and global awareness. Advanced presentation skills and use of technology are integrated to communicate the design solution. Prerequisite: INTD 3553 and credit or concurrent enrollment in INTD 3357. Junior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4191. CONFERENCE COURSE. 1 Hour.

Independent study guided by an instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Junior or senior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors.

INTD 4195. SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN. 1 Hour.

Studio and lecture course to explore and present selected topics in interior design. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor or the Architecture Undergraduate Advisor. Junior standing in program. Restricted to Interior Design majors.

INTD 4314. HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION. 3 Hours.

Concepts and implementation of the restoration and preservation of historic structures and places, including archaeological, bibliographic, legislative, institutional, and physical parameters to the retention and adaptive re-use of significant architecture. This course is offered as ARCH 4314 and INTD 4314; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2304. Junior standing in program. Restricted to Architecture and Interior Design majors.

INTD 4332. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN INTERIOR DESIGN. 3 Hours.

Introduction to business practices and procedures for interior design including ethics, governmental regulations, financial awareness, and project management. Students develop portfolio, resumes, and other marketing materials through individual and teamwork. Exploration of new models for practice and life-long learning in a global market. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4344. DESIGN COMMUNICATION IV. 3 Hours.

A digital design course focusing on advanced visual communication skills. The class investigates the digital realm as a tool to develop and communicate ideas graphically, analytically, and conceptually. Application of 3D computer drawing, modeling, lighting, mapping, and rendering to explore concepts and present individual and team-based design solutions. Prerequisite: INTD 4368 and INTD 4556. Senior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4345. ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS. 3 Hours.

Graphic and signage considerations for interior environments. Wayfinding methods will be addressed. Senior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors but open to Architecture majors as an elective based on space availability. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the program. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4365. VR+AR+SR ENVIRONMENTS. 3 Hours.

This course explores the use of immersive technology to develop virtual, augmented and simulated reality environments. Specifically, emphasis will be placed on understanding the differences and opportunities between the three modalities, the software employed and applications for the design and visualization process. Prerequisite: INTD 3553 and INTD 3554. Senior standing in the program and permission of the Interior Design Program Director. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4366. HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN. 3 Hours.

This course explores design from the perspective of human interaction with the environment in which they live. A focus on the physical, social, psychological, social, and cultural factors that influence design decisions. is a fundamental premise of this course. Students understand that the design of the built environment is based on the continual motion of life, social systems, and symbiotic human relationships. Human behavioral theories are integrated into the course. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the program. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4368. INTERIOR DETAILING. 3 Hours.

Application of design communication to interior construction detailing using more advanced software. Develop skills in articulating designs and detailing special elements related to the interior and understand installation processes. The course reviews interior construction documents, details, and schedules. Prerequisite: INTD 3553 and INTD 3554. Senior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors but open to Architecture majors as an elective based on space availability. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4369. FURNITURE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. 3 Hours.

A studio course in the design, detailing, and construction of furniture. Prerequisite: INTD 3553 and INTD 3555. Restricted to Interior Design majors but open to Architecture majors as an elective based on space availability. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4391. CONFERENCE COURSE. 3 Hours.

Independent study guided by an instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Junior or senior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors.

INTD 4394. DESIGN RESEARCH METHODS AND APPLICATION. 3 Hours.

Research conducted by undergraduate students that contributes to ongoing faculty research within the Interior Design program or the School of Architecture. Research must be conducted under the supervision of a full-time Interior Design or Architecture faculty member. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the program and permission of the Interior Design Program Director. Open to Architecture majors as an elective based on space availability. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4395. SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN. 3 Hours.

This course addresses areas of special interest to Interior Design studies and gives students an opportunity for a more in-depth exploration of selected topics than is possible within the embedded content of the core course requirements. Prerequisite: Junior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors but open to Architecture majors as an elective based on space availability.

INTD 4493. INTERIOR DESIGN INTERNSHIP. 4 Hours.

Workplace or professional experience: internship agreement negotiated between intern and site supervisor requiring program approval. Duties should be challenging, productive, and develop professional skills. documentation of work performed, weekly timesheets and final presentation required. Prerequisite: INTD 3553 and INTD 3554. Senior standing in the program and permission of the Interior Design Program Director. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4556. DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN IV. 5 Hours.

Research for evidence based design decision-making in the context of emerging design practice. Introduction to research methodologies including primary and secondary research to frame design problems. Application of design theories and principles to understand human interaction with the built environment. Emphasis on application of interior knowledge to solve complex design problems. Prerequisite: INTD 3553 and INTD 3554. Senior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4557. DESIGN STUDIO: INTERIOR DESIGN V. 5 Hours.

Synthesis of design knowledge to a complex project scenario. Students apply critical and creative thinking to communicate understanding of large scale interior environments; focus on building systems and technology to communicate concepts and solutions. The impact of interior design on human well-being in the context of global issues is explored. Prerequisite: INTD 4368 and INTD 4556. Senior standing in the program. Restricted to Interior Design majors. Minimum 2.8 GPAs both cumulative and within the major required.

INTD 4591. CONFERENCE COURSE. 5 Hours.

Independent study guided by an instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: INTD 3553 and INTD 3555. Senior standing in program. Restricted to Interior Design majors.

INTD 4595. SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN. 5 Hours.

Studio and lecture courses to explore and present selected topics in interior design. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: permission of the Instructor or the Architecture Undergraduate Advisor. Senior standing in program. Restricted to Interior Design majors. The course may be repeated up to four times as the topics change.