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MSU 2010-2012 Catalog > Interior Design Courses

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Interior Design
Gallatin College
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DE 094    PCE TOPIC

DE 161    INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN

DE 162    INTERIOR DESIGN GRAPHICS

DE 163    PRESENTATION DRAWING

DE 164    HISTORIC INTERIORS

DE 165    CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS

DE 166    TEXTILES AND INTERIOR FINISHES

DE 168    SPACE PLANNING

DE 194    PCE TOPIC

DE 261    FIELD STUDY

DE 262    STUDIO I

DE 263    STUDIO III

DE 264    LIGHT, COLOR, AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS

DE 265    PROFFESSIONAL PRACTICES

DE 270    KITCHEN AND BATH I

DE 271    KITCHEN AND BATH II

DE 273    CAD FOR INTERIOR DESIGN


DE 094 PCE TOPIC
--Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) and OPI Renewal Units and are transcripted on the student's continuing education transcript.

DE 161 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN
F,S 3 cr.
--This course introduces design as it relates to interior design, architecture and related professions, through the study of the elements and principles of design and the ways in which humans interact with designed environments and elements.

DE 162 INTERIOR DESIGN GRAPHICS
F 3 cr.
--This course introduces design as it relates to interior design, architecture and related professions, through the study of the elements and principles of design and the ways in which humans interact with designed environments and elements.

DE 163 PRESENTATION DRAWING
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DE 162 or equivalent --Interior Design Graphics provides interior design students with a basic knowledge of building structures, construction techniques and building materials. It introduces the technical skills needed to read and produce drawings used in the practice of interior design, including floor plans, interior elevations, reflected ceiling plans and detail drawings.

DE 164 HISTORIC INTERIORS
F 3 cr.
--This course offers exposure to stylistic variations found in interior design of the ancient world and traditional Europe. Students will become aware of how these styles have been the impetus for pre-1900 architecture and decorative arts in America.

DE 165 COMTEMPORARY INTERIORS
S 3 cr.
--This course is a continuation of the study of the development of the interior environment from the 19th century to the present. The difference in the basic philosophy between 19th and 21st century design is emphasized.

DE 166 TEXTILES AND INTERIOR FINISHES
S 3 cr.
--This course includes the study of textiles and interior finishes used by interior designers. Students will gain familiarity with a wide range of textile products used in both residential and commercial interiors including fiber content and yarn type, application and labeling, performance and maintenance. Students will also study the range and application of wall, ceiling and floor finish materials commonly used in interior design.

DE 168 SPACE PLANNING
S 3 cr.
--This course explores the physical and psychological concepts pertaining to interior spaces. Students work with commercial design programs, schematic planning tools, commercial furniture, and universal design concepts to create functional space plans that meet program criteria. Students will explore space planning in relationship to plumbing and mechanical systems and apply NKBA kitchen and bath space planning guidelines. The basic space planning skills and terminology learned are applicable to the NCIDQ exam.

DE 194 PCE TOPIC
Credits varies (sufficient demand).
--Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are transcripted on the student's undergraduate transcript.

DE 261 FIELD STUDY
Su 3-5cr.
--This course is a variable credit class which gives the student 90 or 160 hours of experience in the daily operation of an interior design firm or a related business. It provides monitored experience in dealing with clients, customers and other business persons. The student will encounter opportunities to utilize skills and knowledge acquired in previous interior design courses. The discussion and reporting component of this class will be managed online. Students will be expected to give a brief presentation describing their experience when they return to school fall semester.

DE 262 STUDIO I
F 4 cr.
Prerequisite: Completion of all 100-level technical courses.
--This course is a laboratory experience with real-life & hypothetical design projects. The focus of Studio I is primarily residential. Students will develop 2 or 3 complete presentations including but not limited to floor plans, interior elevations, interior perspectives, color board, room finish schedule, and a budget. Students will make oral presentations using the presentation boards to illustrate their design solutions.

DE 263 STUDIO II
S 4 cr.
Prerequisite: Completion of all DE courses, DE 264 and DE 267/DE 273.
--Studio II is an advanced laboratory class which focuses on commercial design projects, some for actual clients. Advanced space planning, utilization of appropriate codes and specification writing will be covered. Students will develop 2-3 complete presentations including but not limited to floor plans, interior elevations, interior perspectives, color boards, and specification schedules. Students will make oral presentations using the presentation boards and CAD drawings to illustrate their design solutions.

DE 264 LIGHT, COLOR, AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DE 161, DE 162.
--This course is a continuation of previous experience in color and lighting systems. Students will explore color theory, human response to color, and the properties of light and color. Students will also gain knowledge in lighting systems and specification of lamps and fixtures. The student will learn practical methods for applying these elements of design and demonstrate competency in color usage and lighting systems by designing projects including reflected ceiling plans, lighting and color specification.

DE 265 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Completion of all 100-level technical courses, DE 262.
--This course is an introduction to business principles and practices related to the interior design profession. Topics include business procedures, methods of charging, and steps involved in business formation. Use of contracts and specifications to achieve desired objectives is covered, as is marketing of professional services and promotion of the firm. A portfolio, resume and cover letter will be completed during this class.

DE 270 KITCHEN AND BATH I
F 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Completion of all 100-level technical courses.
--Using the National Kitchen and Bath Association guidelines, students will learn the fundamentals of kitchen and bath design, using NKBA's drawing and presentation standards. Analysis of client needs, specifying products, creating design solutions, residential plumbing and mechanical systems, project drawing and documentation will also be covered.

DE 271 KITCHEN AND BATH II
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DE 270.
--This studio course is a continuation of Kitchen and Bath I, with a special emphasis on baths. There will be further exploration into products, and more advanced design solutions.

DE 273 CAD FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
S 4 cr.
--The interior design student will learn basic commands in AutoCAD, and then apply these applications to the creation of residential and commercial construction drawings, furniture plans and 3D rendering using AutoCAD. Topics covered include drawing set-up, creation, 2D and 3D color rendering, and plotting.

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