NVCC 2004-2005 Catalog


     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     

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INTERIOR DESIGN
Associate in 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.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ART

101

Hist. & Appreciation of Art I

3

 

   ART

131

Fund. of Design I

4

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   IDS

100

Theory & Tech. of Int. Design

3

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   PSY

100

Prin. of Applied Psychology

3

 

   STD

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ART

102

Hist. & Appreciation of Art II

 

3

 

ART

132

Fund. of Design II or Elective

 

3-4

 

   IDS

105

Architectural Drafting for Interior Design

 

3

 

   IDS

109

Styles of Furniture & Interiors

 

3

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

18

16-17

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   IDS

106

Three Dimen. Drawing/Rendering

3

 

   IDS

206

Lighting & Furnishings

3

 

   IDS

225

Business Procedures

3

 

   MTH

151

Math for the Liberal Arts I

3

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

 

   IDS

205

Materials and Sources

 

3

 

   IDS

215

Theory/Research Commercial Design

 

3

 

   IDS

221

Designing Commercial Interiors I

 

4

 

   IDS

245

Computer-Aided Drafting

 

 

 

   

 

for Interior Designers

 

3

 

IDS

290

Coordinated Internship

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

16

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Interior Design = 65-66.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

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 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 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.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

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

 

       
 
       

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