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ID131: Ordering & Installation

ID131: Ordering & Installation

ID31: Ordering & Installation

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Duration: 15 Weeks

In this course students will learn about creating and managing orders of common materials for interior design projects including carpet, wood, tile, concrete, fabric, paint and wallpaper. Students will also learn about the physical properties of these materials and tradeoffs when using for typical interior applications. Students will learn about invoices, purchase orders, work orders, and how to create these documents manually as well as using project management software. They will also be introduced to the installation process of these materials, including understanding the role of different vendors, suppliers, and contractors.

Prerequisite: Completion of ID130

ID140: Business Practices

ID140: Business Practices

ID140: Business Practices

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Duration: 15 Weeks

In this course students will be introduced to common business practices that are encountered in the field of interior design. Students will learn the pros and cons of starting their own business versus working for another company or design professional. Entrepreneurship topics such as different corporate structures, tax implications, accounting basics and strategies for managing a private business are presented and discussed. Business topics include project management, creating business plans, compensation structures for design services, creating letters of agreement, and contracting with clients and vendors. Students will learn how to set goals, write a professional resume, participate in a job interview, practice presentation skills and create a design portfolio. Students will also be introduced to marketing and sales principles for attracting clients, as well as the importance of social media, branding, and use of technology in design.

Prerequisite: Completion or Enrollment in ID131

ID150: Lighting

ID150: Lighting

ID150: Lighting

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Duration: 15 Weeks

In this course students will gain a comprehensive understanding of lighting used in design. Students will learn about the basic physical behavior of light, key lighting layers, and how to determine light quality and quantity. They will learn about different lighting technologies, lamp types, and luminaires available to designers. Students will gain an understanding of how to use and control natural as well as artificial (electric) light to create a desired lighting composition. They will learn different lighting techniques such as washing and grazing, and how to create different lighting effects in their designs. They will learn about lighting vendors, codes, datasheets, architectural electrical symbols, and how to communicate a lighting design using electrical schedules and overlays. Students will practice by creating lighting plans for different room settings. Upon course completion, students will be able to analyze and create lighting designs and be able to implement solutions to many modern lighting challenges.

Prerequisite: Completion or Enrollment in ID140

ID160: Kitchen and Bath Design I

ID160: Kitchen and Bath Design I

ID160: Kitchen and Bath Design I

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Duration: 15 Weeks

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of modern kitchen and bath design. Students will learn about the pros and cons of different kitchen and bath layouts, floor plans, and the various tradeoffs of each. Students will study different kitchen and bath components such as cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, countertops, and backsplashes, and learn about different levels of quality, style and performance. Students will be introduced to modern appliances for various budgets and functionality. Hardware and accessories will be studied including door/drawer pulls, vent hoods, and sinks/vanities. Students will also learn about specialized lighting techniques and fixtures for task purposes or to create a desired visual effect. Students will also learn about different trends, design styles, and features of modern kitchens and baths. They will reinforce their learning by complete a full kitchen or bath design using SketchUp® software.

Prerequisite: Completion or Enrollment in ID150

ID170: Design Communications

ID170: Design Communications

ID170: Design Communications

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Duration: 15 Weeks

In this course students will study the visual design communication process, including how to create detailed plan sets using SketchUp ® software. Plan sets include documentation for floor plans, flooring plans, fabric treatment plans, lighting design plans, finish plans, Kitchen & Bath plans, custom casework, and other custom features. Students will learn about plan management and how to create plan sets for residential renovation as well as new build projects. Students will learn how to visually communicate and present design ideas to clients, vendors, and contractors.

Prerequisite: Completion or Enrollment in ID160