Interior designers must have a thorough understanding of efficient space planning, human factors, color, pattern, lighting, furniture, and materials. These elements are essential to the creation of residential and commercial spaces. Whether working for architectural or interior design firms, hotel or restaurant chains, department or furniture stores, or independently as consultants or firm owners, accomplished designers are adept at working with clients and understanding their needs. Students begin with a foundation in basic rendering and perspective, have the opportunity to build the aesthetic and technical problem-solving skills and discover the difference between designing for architectural firms, retail stores, hotels and restaurants.
Students have the opportunity to learn how to keep accurate records and discover how to buy wholesale, enter a world where color, texture, fabric, and light are instruments that paint an environment, and are introduced to computer-aided drafting (CAD) and sample the real world of interior design in the studio, the showroom, and the business planning office.
The mission of the Interior Design Bachelor’s degree program is to graduate students prepared for their profession, able to conceive and execute viable, creative design solutions in diverse occupations within current market realities.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 . Design Theory: Graduates will apply theories and knowledge of design to develop creative solutions to interior design problems
2 . Problem Solving: Graduates will solve interior design problems within the constraints of applicable codes and industry standards
3 . Communication: Graduates will demonstrate the communication skills needed for success in the interior design field
4 . Material Use: Graduates will produce effective designs using appropriate materials and products
5 . Professionalism: Graduates will conduct themselves in accord with the professional and ethical standards of the interior design profession