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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

INTERIOR DESIGN  
Associate of Applied Science Degree LO


Purpose: 

The Interior Design program prepares students to become assistant designers or interior design technicians. The curriculum provides a foundation education covering a broad range of topics in interior design, art history, furniture history, and basic design. Computer-aided drafting, rendering and business practices round out the curriculum. Students become knowledgeable in both residential and contract design. Career opportunities exist not only in the retail marketing of furniture, fabrics, and accessories but also in commercial design firms as space planners, drafters, and technical support staff.

The curriculum can be completed in two years; however, students may enroll on a part-time basis. There are no entry requirements but many IDS courses have prerequisites to insure that students are properly prepared for advanced course work. 

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 101 History & Appreciation of Art I 3
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
IDS 100 Theory & Techniques of Interior Design 3
1PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
PSY 100 Principles of Applied Psychology 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   18
2nd Semester
3ART 132 ART  132  Fundamentals of Design II or Elective 3-4
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
IDS 105 Architectural Drafting for Interior Design 3
IDS 109 Styles of Furniture & Interiors 3
1PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   16-17
3rd Semester
4___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
IDS 206 Lighting & Furnishings 3
IDS 106 Three-Dimensional Drawing & Rendering 3
IDS 225 Business Procedures 3
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
Total   15
4th Semester
IDS 245 Computer-Aided Drafting for Interior Designers 3
IDS 215 Theory/Research Commercial Design 3
IDS 221 Designing Commercial Interiors I 4
IDS 205 Materials and Sources 3
5IDS 290 Coordinated Internship 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Interior Design A.A.S.=65-66

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 Students can take the SDV 101 Orientation section related to their particular program.

3 Electives may be selected from Interior Design and curricula that offer complementary areas to Interior Design: Architecture Technology, Business Administration, Communication Design, Horticulture Technology, Art History, and Marketing.

4 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

5 For those students interested in transfer, an IDS elective may be substituted (with division approval) for the internship.