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MSU 2012-2014 Catalog > Interior Design Courses

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

IDSN
Interior Design



IDSN 101    INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN

IDSN 110    HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN I: ANCIENT - 1900

IDSN 111    HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN II: 1900 - CONTEMPORARY

IDSN 122    TEXTILES AND INTERIOR FINISHES

IDSN 130    INTERIOR DESIGN GRAPHICS

IDSN 131    PRESENTATION DRAWING

IDSN 135    FUNDAMENTALS OF SPACE PLANNING

IDSN 225    LIGHT, COLOR, AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS

IDSN 230    INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL CAD

IDSN 240    STUDIO I: RESIDENTIAL

IDSN 250    STUDIO II: COMMERCIAL

IDSN 266    KITCHEN AND BATH I

IDSN 267    KITCHEN AND BATH II

IDSN 275    PROFFESSIONAL PRACTICES

IDSN 298    INTERNSHIP



Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

IDSN 101 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.

IDSN 110 HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN I: ANCIENT - 1900
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.

IDSN 111 HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN II: 1900 - CONTEMPORARY
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.

IDSN 122 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.

IDSN 130 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.

IDSN 131 PRESENTATION DRAWING
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: IDSN 130 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.

IDSN 135 FUNDAMENTALS OF 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.

IDSN 225 LIGHT, COLOR, AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: IDSN 101, IDSN 130.
--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.

IDSN 230 INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL CAD
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.

IDSN 240 STUDIO I: RESIDENTIAL
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.

IDSN 250 STUDIO II: COMMERCIAL
S 4 cr.
Prerequisite: Completion of all DE courses, IDSN 225 and DE 267/DE 230.
--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.

IDSN 266 KITCHEN AND BATH I
F 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
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.

IDSN 267 KITCHEN AND BATH II
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
Prerequisite: IDSN 266.
--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.

IDSN 275 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Completion of all 100-level technical courses, IDSN 240.
--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.

IDSN 298 INTERNSHIP
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.

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