A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Visual and Performing Arts

School(s): Arts & Humanities

MCC Program Code: ID01
CIP Code: 50.0408
NYSED Code (BRI): 92159

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This program's design is based on: Traditional MCC General Education

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 on 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 CRC 101 - Practical Computer Literacy prior to enrolling in IDE 131 - Building Information Modeling.
(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.

Employment Potential
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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 I3
IDE 131 Building Information Modeling3
ART 104 Drawing I: Foundation3
ART 109 Two Dimensional Design: Foundation3
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
SECOND SEMESTER: 17-18 Credit Hours
IDE 102 Introduction to Interior Design II3
IDE 132 Digital Visualization Techniques3
AAD 104 Introduction to Graphic Design, 2D3
ART 125 Three Dimensional Design: Foundation3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher*3
MCC-HW - Health and Wellness Elective 2-3
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
IDE 201 Residential Planning and Design3
ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient3
IDE 270 Interior Design Seminar3
PHL 105 - Technology and Values - GR - WR3
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
IDE 203 Contract Design and Planning3
ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern 3
IDE 250 Color and Light 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

* Math course must meet MCC-QL - Quantitative Literacy; it is recommended that students who intend to transfer select a Math course that satisfies SUNY-M.

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