The Interior Design program combines a study of the creative process with the practical requirements of materials, space planning, and building codes. Emphasis is placed upon using a variety of tools, including drawings and computer processes, to explore and communicate the solutions to design problems. Projects addressing both residential and commercial needs are incorporated into the program to provide a broad understanding of the field of interior design.
Admission and continuation in the interior design program is conditional upon completion of the following requirements:
A) A grade of C or better in High School Geometry or Math A exam.
B) Completion of required ESOL or Transitional Studies courses.
In addition, an understanding of the use of computers is expected. Those students who do not have such knowledge are encouraged to complete AAD 104 - Intro to Graphic Design, 2D prior to enrolling in IDE160- CAD for Interiors.
(Housed in Visual and Performing Arts Department)
Program Learning Outcomes
1) Explain the contributions and requirements of the practice of
design in contemporary society.
2) Identify the social political and physical influences affecting historical changes in design of the built environment.
3) Read and interpret construction drawings and documents.
4) Incorporate the elements and principles of design and color theory into design decisions.
5) Apply a broad range of materials and products that include
consideration of sustainability
6) Produce competent presentation materials and apply both oral and visual material to the presentation of ideas.
7) Design solutions that consider structural and mechanical systems vertical circulation systems and methods of construction.
8) Develop design solutions in a collaborative environment.
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (one-year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).
| Distribution Requirements||Credit Hours|
|FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|IDE 101 Introduction to Interior Design I||3|
|IDE 131 Building Information Modeling||3|
|ART 104 Drawing I||3|
|ART 109 Two Dimensional Design||3|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours|
|IDE 102 Introduction to Interior Design II||3|
|IDE 132 Digital Visualization Techniques||3|
|AAD 104 Introduction to Graphic Design 2D||3|
|ART 125 Three Dimensional Design||3|
|MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher||3|
| PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE|| 2|
|THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|IDE 201 Interior Design III||3|
|ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient||3|
|IDE 270 Interior Design Seminar||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3|
|FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|IDE 203 Interior Design IV||3|
| ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern|| 3|
| IDE 250 Color and Light|| 3|
|NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3|
| ** PROGRAM ELECTIVES (complete one sequence): |
| For Transfer: |
| ART 130 Sculpture I || 3|
| AAD 160 Graphic Illustration: Vector Drawing|| 3|
| For Professional Study: |
| FPT 107 Introduction to the NYS Building Codes|| 3|
| SPC 142 Public Speaking|| 3|
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