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2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Interior Design (A.S.)


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Program: A.S.
Department of Manufacturing & Construction Engineering Technology and Interior Design
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 221 ~260-481-4127 ~ mcet.ipfw.edu


The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows: 

  • Students are able to advance their learning.
    • Be able to interact with multiple disciplines.
    • Have opportunities for design work experience.
  • Students have the attitudes, traits, and values of professional responsibility, accountability, and effectiveness.
    • Have critical, analytical, and strategic thinking abilities.
    • Be able to have creative thinking (exhibit a variety of ideas, approaches, concepts with originality and elaboration).
    • Have the ability to think visually and volumetrically.
    • Have active listening skills leading to effective interpretation of requirement.
  • Students have a foundation in the fundamentals of art and design; theories of design, green design, and human behavior; and discipline-related history.
    • Understanding design elements (for example, space, line, mass, shape, texture) and principles (for example, scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, harmony, variety).
    • Understanding color principles, theories, and systems (for example, additive and subtractive color; color-mixing; hue, value, and intensity; the relationship of light and color).
    • Understanding theories of design and design composition.
    • Understanding principles of lighting design (for example, color, quality, sources, use).
    • Understanding of the history of architecture and finishes.
  • Students understand and apply the knowledge, skills, process, and theories of interior design.
    • Apply 2-dimensional design elements and principles in interior design projects.
    • Select and apply color in interior design projects.
    • Have competent schematic design, concept development, and problem solving skills.
  • Students communicate effectively.
    • Be competent in drafting with computer-aided techniques.
    • Be competent in digital 3D modeling.
    • Be competent in illustrative sketching.
    • Be competent in presentation of color, materials, and furnishings (for example, sample boards, collages, mock-ups, digital representations).
    • Be able to express ideas clearly in oral presentations and critiques.
    • Be able to render by any medium, manual or computer-generated, that successfully communicates the design intent.
    • Be able to communicate 3-dimensional space and form, such as in perspectives and models (computer-generated or manual).

The associate degree in interior design prepares you for employment as an interior design assistant for both commercial and residential projects. Job opportunities include kitchen design consultant, drafts person, CAD operator, or product representative as well as many other opportunities. You are prepared for these responsibilities through a blend of technical and practical design courses. The program is enhanced by overseas travel and study opportunities. Graduates will be prepared for immediate employment and continuation in the B.S. program.

To earn the A.S. with a major in interior design, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4 ); earn a grade of C or better in ENG W131 and each required INTR course; and complete the requirements listed below:

Total Credits: 60


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