ARDE 200 History of Decorative Arts
History of Decorative Arts: This class is for all students who may be interested in art or design, but required for all Interior Design students. The curriculum focuses on the stylistic, historical, and theoretical contexts of European and American decorative arts and furniture in the built environment. Lab fee will apply. 3 hrs.
ARDE 208 Fundamentals of Interior Design
Fundamentals of Interior Design: This course introduces students to the discipline of interior design. Students will be required to use critical and conceptual thinking in applying principles and elements of design in an introductory level class on a small scale. The course will also explore the physical needs and social dynamics of interior design and space planning. Co-requisite with ARDE 215. Lab fee will apply. 3 hrs.
ARDE 210 Color, Light and Sound
Color, Light and Sound: This course explores the study of color and light as elements of interior design as well as the psychology of color, light and sound and its application. Students will explore color, light and sound as potential creative mediums to meet functional, sensory, and behavioral needs. Curriculum covers basic principles of illumination, exploration of light sources, identification, terminology, analysis, calculations, graphic representation and documentation to effectively communicate lighting design, and acoustics. 3 hrs.
ARDE 215 Drawing for Interior Design
Drawing for Interior Design: This course covers scale, floor plans, architectural perspective, and elevation drawings for interior design. The study and application of basic drawing processes for the purpose of enhancing perceptual awareness and developing visual communication and analysis skills. As the primary purpose of technical drawings is to describe a to-be-built environment, and to precisely instruct others of the intended outcome topics include sketching and detailed working drawings. Co-requisite with ARDE 208. Lab fee will apply. 3 hrs.
ARDE 220 Computer Aided Design
Computer Aided Design: This course explores the use of the computer as a means for graphic design communication for scaled two and three dimensional representation of interior spaces. It includes the introduction of orthographic projections as efficient methods to produce accurate, scaled, and succinct two-dimensional drawings that represent three-dimensional objects. The application of computer aided design to practice creating floor plans, furniture layout, elevations, and perspectives are some of the topics covered. Students are required to meet minimum computer requirements. Prerequisites: ARDE 208 & ARDE 220. 3 hrs.
ARDE 305 Sustainable Methods and Materials
Sustainable Methods and Materials: Students investigate the properties of materials, finishes, fixtures, textiles and furnishing as they are selected, applied, and used within interior spaces, and how they relate to the building structure. Emphasis is placed on green design, social responsibility, selection criteria, costs, maintenance, specifications, codes, performance testing, sustainability, and life-cycle costing. Special focus is given to environmentally responsible design, and integration of codes into residential and commercial environments. Lab fee will apply. 3 hrs.
ARDE 315 Residential Studio I
Residential Studio I: This introductory studio class focuses on application of design principles and elements in shelter interiors and provides exposure to universal design principles, green design, and human factors. Critical thinking, space planning, circulation, and spatial analysis are emphasized. Typical projects may include small and medium-scale residential and multi-family interiors. 3 hrs.
ARDE 320 Advanced Graphics for Interiors
Advanced Graphics for Interiors: Advanced communication skills are developed through sketching, delineation, drafting, and rendering techniques that are specifically geared toward effective design presentations. Various rendering techniques and media are explored with an emphasis on the effective graphic communication of design ideas in plan, section, elevation, and 3D. 3 hrs.
ARDE 325 Hist of Architecture and Interiors
History of Architecture and Furniture: This course covers the major movements in architecture and furniture. The important architects and designers from the Renaissance period to the Modern era are discussed. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, architectural styles and chronology. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and use correct terminology regarding the history of architecture and furniture. Lab fee will apply. 3 hrs.
ARDE 329 Bus Practices for Int Designers
Business Practices for Interior Designers: This course introduces contemporary business principles for interior designers. Topics include business formations, professional associations, contracts and correspondence, and means of compensation. Upon completion, students will be able to describe the basic business formations and compose effective letters and contracts. Prerequisite: ARDE 208. 3 hrs.
ARDE 401 Product Design
Product Design: This course studies of materials, joinery and detailing of furniture and products used in interior spaces. Projects include designing and building various custom interior pieces such as cabinetry, clocks, furniture, architectural elements and display spaces. Students work through problems using research and working drawings that will result in a three dimensional product. Prerequisites: ARDE 220 & ARDE 230. Lab fee will apply. 3 hrs.
ARDE 405 Advanced CAD / Construction Docs
Advanced CAD/Construction Docs: This course introduces the constraints and possibilities of design solutions as affected by the architectural envelope, particularly its construction. Students will become familiar with structural and non-structural systems as well as building methods and laws, codes, and standards impacting fire and life safety. Contract documents are prepared using CAD, combining knowledge of architectural, structural, environmental systems, interior construction detailing, architectural millwork and furniture design and detailing. Detailing theory and processes are explored and supported by the exploration of material technology, constructions processes, and finish systems research. Prerequisites: ART 217, ARDE 208 & ARDE 311. 3 hrs.
ARDE 410 Human Environments
Human Environments: This course serves as an exploration of the relationship between humans and their environments through the study of personal and social use of space, proxemics, spatial analysis, and the effects of the environment on human behavior. The realities of universal design will also be addressed. Universal design is an approach to the design of all products and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible, regardless of age, ability, or situation. Prerequisites: ARDE 208, ARDE 325 or permission of the instructor. 3 hrs.
ARDE 415 Advanced Studio (Residential)
This class focuses on the application of design principles and elements in shelter interiors. Students are exposed to universal design principles, special populations, green design, social responsibility, human factors, kitchen and bath standards and specifications. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, space planning, circulation, and spatial analysis. Typical projects may include small and medium-scale residential and multi-family interiors. 3 hrs.
ARDE 450 Indep Study in Interior Design
Independent Study in Interior Design: This course allows a student to explore a topic with a faculty member. Open to juniors or seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. Prerequisites: ARDE 208, ARDE 301, ARDE 302, ARDE 220, & ARDE 311. Lab fee may apply. 1-3 hrs.
ARDE 460 Capstone, Senior Project
Capstone, Senior Project: The student is assigned a project to be completed during this course incorporating major areas of the field of study. Upon completion, students should be able to complete the graphics, client folder and all schedules for a professional portfolio. Prerequisites: Interior Design major, senior standing, last semester. 3 hrs.