COURSE LISTING

INTERIOR DESIGN COURSES

ID 1000 Art of Rendering

Prerequisite: ART 1107 Design and Color Fundamentals, ART 1110 Basic Drawing

Students in this course will learn color application techniques, shade and shadow, and color selection for specific purposes in order to graphically communicate design.

 

ID 1002 Foundations II

Prerequisite: ART 1107 Design and Color Fundamentals, ART 1110 Basic Drawing

Students will develop drawing skills related to 3-dimensional designs using applied scale, line weights, and line types to communicate effectively. Students will gain an awareness of human factors that influence design.

 

ID 1010 Materials I                

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces materiality and conceptual attributes of materials. Students will learn weave, structure and characteristics of textiles. They will be exposed to testing methodologies and begin to develop resources to be used in future projects. Finish schedules and specifications will be introduced.

 

ID 1020 Building Systems I

Prerequisite: ID 1002 Foundations II

This course will expose students to the history of structures and building material properties. Students will understand building systems and envelope components. They will be aware of fire egress and separation and ADA codes considerations within the building structure. This course will include a variety of job site visits for experiential learning opportunities.

 

ID 1100 Design History I

Prerequisite: None

Students will study art, architecture, and furniture, and interior design from Antiquity to 1750 within the context of historical, political, cultural, and social events. With a concentration on the origins of interior design in furniture making, students will be able to discern stylistic movements and quality characteristics associated with each period.

 

ID 2001 Studio I

Prerequisite: ID 1002 Foundations II

Students will be introduced to the phases of design. They will research sustainable factors to inform the design. Students will organize space and incorporate ecological and ethical considerations to produce the design. Principles of lighting, construction documentation, and presentation will be introduced.

 

ID 2002 Studio II

Prerequisites: ID 1020 Building Systems I and ID 2001 Studio I

This course will require students utilize the phases of design and codes knowledge to create commercial design outcomes. They will communicate design effectively using design technology. Students will be exposed to social and psychological influences that affect design.

 

ID 2010 Materials II

Prerequisite: ID 1010 Materials I

In this course students will understand material use across project type and be able to discern appropriate application. They will create specifications and finish schedules to communicate intent. Students will be exposed to differing budget constraints to incorporate client needs in determining appropriate solutions. This course will include various field trips and guest lectures.

 

ID 2020 Building Systems II

Prerequisite: ID 1020 Building Systems I

Students will be introduced to electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems. They will develop an understanding of lighting principles and applications based on building type and energy code application. This course will include a variety of site visits and guest lecturers.

 

ID 2051 Technology I

Prerequisites: ID 1002 Foundations II

Students will be introduced to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional computer-aided drafting utilizing architectural line weights and line types to produce communicative documentation. They will be exposed to various presentation methods, interface with printing and page setup, and computer rendering principles.

 

ID 2052 Technology II

Prerequisite: ID 2052 Technology I

Students will build upon 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional computer-aided drafting techniques learned in Technology I to produce communicative and stylistic documentation. They will be learn additional presentation methods including advanced modeling and rendering techniques to produce high-quality computer presentations.

 

ID 2200 Design History II

Prerequisite: None

Students will be exposed to art, architecture, furniture and interior design of 1750 to 1900 within the context of historical, political, and social events in a rapidly modernizing world. This comprehensive survey examines significant changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution and how it transformed the world of design from Gothic revival to Prairie style.

 

ID 2300 Design History III

Prerequisite: None

Students will be exposed to art, architecture, furniture, and design from 1900 to present. Concepts of Modernity is greatly examined during this industrial and global progressive movement. New technologies and emerging materials contribute to the ever changing theories, as well as the influence of historical, social, and environmental issues.

 

ID 3003 Studio III

Prerequisite: ID 2002 Studio II

This course will be taught each semester by a visiting instructor in specialty design areas. This option allows students to explore preferred areas of design. They will produce finish and material schedules, appropriate graphic symbology, and detail drawings. Students will be exposed to social and psychological influences that affect design. Understanding and applying research to inform design will be emphasized.

 

ID 3004 Studio IV

Prerequisite: ID 2002 Studio II

This course will be taught each semester by a visiting instructor in specialty design areas. This option allows students to explore preferred areas of design. Students will produce finish and material schedules, appropriate graphic symbology, and detail drawings. Students will be exposed to social and psychological influences that affect design. Understanding and applying research to inform design will be emphasized.

 

ID 3020 Design Interaction

Prerequisite: ID 2020 Building Systems II and ID 2052 Technology II

This course emphasizes anthropometric, ergonomic, and proxemic information and the interaction of the human body with design and technology. Students will understand and apply appropriate 3-dimensional details in order to meet specific and varied needs of users in addition to fitting designs with existing building and distribution systems.

 

ID 3100 Design Theory

Prerequisites: ID 2002 Studio II

Students will explore theoretical concepts related to the built environment. They will research and be exposed to overarching motivations of designers to create spaces for social, experiential, political, and spiritual reasons. Students will be aware of opposing viewpoints on each of several theories.

 

ID 4005 Studio V

Prerequisite: ID 3004 Studio IV, ID 3100 Design Theory

Students will be involved in intense research and exploration of a design thesis to determine validity of concept. They will experiment with a variety of creative trials to hone ideas for further development in ID 4006 Studio VI. Students will select project and site, as well as perform a thorough building analysis.

 

ID 4006 Studio VI

Prerequisite: ID 4005 Studio V

This course requires students demonstrate competency in interior design practices. They will demonstrate ability to independently determine critical path and outcomes to communicate design intent. Students will collaborate with an advising team to encourage critical thinking and self-directed application of design.

 

ID 4010 Professional Practice

Prerequisite: ID 3004 Studio IV

Students will learn communication methods, collaborative roles, continuing education, and certification specific to interior design. Students will prepare cover letters, resumes, and digital design portfolios. They will participate in mock interviews, interface with professional organizations and discuss professionalism in the workplace to prepare them to be valuable members of the design workplace.

 

ID 4100 Design Philosophy

Prerequisite: ID 3100 Design Theory

Students survey previously learned precedent theories and begin to develop a personal design philosophy. This seminar allows students to explore personal ideologies based on life experiences, world culture, art, and the diversity of design. They will use visuals to stimulate discussion encouraging debate which leads to justification of individual thought.

 

ID 4270 Internship

Prerequisite: ID 4010 Professional Practice

Students will learn communication methods, collaborative roles, continuing education, and certification specific to interior design. Students will prepare cover letters, resumes, and design portfolios. They will participate in mock interviews, interface with professional organizations and discuss professionalism in the workplace to prepare them to be valuable members of the design workplace.

ELECTIVES

ARCH 4000 Language of Architecture

Prerequisite: ID 1100 Design History I, ID 2200 Design History II, and ID 2300 Design History III

Students will attain considerable knowledge and meaning in all aspects of the decorative arts, material culture and its relevance to contemporary practice. They will understand the defining categorical boundaries between the decorative and applied arts while being exposed to concepts of physical, psychological, and spiritual connectivity to objects. Investigations into the use of media and marketing will be discussed as well as the consideration of specific materials and techniques.

 

ID 2040 Decorative Arts

Prerequisite: ID 1100 Design History I

Students will attain considerable knowledge and meaning in all aspects of the decorative arts, material culture and its relevance to contemporary practice. They will understand the defining categorical boundaries between the decorative and applied arts while being exposed to concepts of physical, psychological, and spiritual connectivity to objects. Investigations into the use of media and marketing will be discussed as well as the consideration of specific materials and techniques.

 

ID 3030 Historic Preservation

Prerequisite: ID 1100 Design History I and ID 2200 Design History II

Students learn the processes involved in the preservation, restoration, and reuse of historic structures. They will discover preservation techniques, building research, preservation-related materials sourcing, and the regulatory context for preservation. This course will include a variety of site visits to preserved nineteenth and twentieth century structures of historic Franklin and Nashville.

 

ID 4276 Market Trip

Prerequisite: ID 1010 Materials I and ID 2010 Materials II

Students travel to a major design market such as Chicago, New York, or Atlanta to experience market and its offerings to the design professional. They will complete assignments intended to augment their understanding of professional interactions and transactions in the market place. While in the area, students will participate in site visits to places of architectural or interior design significance.

 

LA 4400 International Studies

Prerequisite: Completion of 60 Credit Hours from O’More College of DesignIn this course, the classroom becomes the towns, buildings, and streets of various European countries. Students are immersed in a culture different from their own in order to appreciate multiple world-views. Students participate in sketching exercises, tours, and historical studies so that design decisions come from a broader perspective.