Description

The College of Architecture also administers the interior design program. The four-year interior design program consists of a one-year pre-interior design program and a subsequent three-year bachelor of science in design (BSD-Interior Design) major. After completing a one-year curriculum in pre-interior design, students apply for admission into the College of Architecture’s interior design program. This interior design program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The interior design program also offers a post-professional MS degree through the Graduate College. The graduate degree is also available through On-line and Distance Education.

This four-year, undergraduate program is for the student interested in becoming a professional interior designer. The professional interior designer is a person qualified by education, experience, and examination to:

  1. identify, research, and creatively explore issues related to the quality of the interior environment;
  2. perform design services in interior spaces, including programming, design analysis, space planning and aesthetics, using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building systems and components, building codes, equipment materials and furnishings; and
  3. prepare drawings and documents describing the design of interior spaces in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Upon successful completion of one year of pre-interior design studies and admission to the interior design program, students in the interior design program may enroll in the curriculum which leads to a bachelor of science in design (BSD-Interior Design) degree.

d.ONE: The Common First Year

d.ONE engages and prepares students for exciting futures in all design fields within the College of Architecture.

The d.ONE curriculum offered by the College of Architecture, introduces students to design through courses in three areas: Technique: Design Drawing (DSGN 120) and Computer Applications in Design (DSGN 123); Design Discipline: An introduction to the related design disciplines and design history; Design Practice: Design Thinking (DSGN 110) and Design Making (DSGN 111).

In addition, students take University courses in math, English, communications, and a general education elective. Design Thinking and Design Making are sequential hands-on courses where students learn to work in teams to address problems and promote innovation. At the same time, they learn the foundational skills in composition, craft, presentation, and idea generation necessary for all design fields.

At the end of d.ONE, students have gained an understanding of the broad range of design and are eligible to apply to any of the design programs in the College—Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Industrial Design (pending program approval).

College Requirements

College Admission

Admission to the College of Architecture

Admission to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln does not constitute admission to the College of Architecture. Students seeking enrollment in the College of Architecture should indicate their desire by marking the proper major code on the University application form.

Freshmen and transfer students applying for admission to the pre-architecture, pre-interior design, and pre-landscape architecture program must submit complete admission application materials by May 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission. These admission procedures apply to high school students seeking admission, as well as transfer students, international students, and also those transferring from UNO and UNK to UNL.

High School Standards Pre-Architecture, Pre-Interior Design, and Pre-Landscape Architecture Programs

Prospective students interested in the professional programs in the College of Architecture are eligible to apply for admission into the pre-architecture, pre-interior design, and pre-landscape architecture majors if their high school records meet the following standards:

  1. Mathematics–4 units of Algebra I, II, geometry, and one-half unit of trigonometry, and one-half unit that builds on a knowledge of algebra or pre-calculus.
  2. English–4 units of intensive reading and writing.
  3. Social Studies–3 units. At least one unit of American and/or world history and one additional unit of history, American government, and/or geography.
  4. Natural Science–3 units. At least two of the three units selected from biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences. One of the units must include a laboratory.
  5. Foreign Language–2 units.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Because admission requirements establish the level of knowledge and skills which are needed for a student to succeed at UNL, students who are admitted with core course deficiencies in foreign language and geometry are expected to quickly remove them. Deficiencies must be removed before a student is eligible for graduation.

General Admission Requirements for the College of Architecture

In addition to the high school admission requirements, the College of Architecture has established the following general admission requirements for all undergraduate students.

New freshman students must:
  • Graduate in the upper quartile of their high school class, or
  • Have an enhanced ACT composite score of 22, or
  • Have a combined SAT verbal and math total of at least 1030 enhanced, or
  • Receive permission from the program director with a waiver from the above requirements.
New international freshman students must:
  • Meet UNL entrance requirements for new international freshman students, and
  • Have a MELAB score of at least 80 or a minimum TOEFL score of 550, or computer-based score of 213 or 79-80 Internet-based.
New transfer students must:
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design and be in good scholastic standing.

NOTE: New transfer students must comply with new freshman student entrance requirements if they have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study.

New international transfer students must:
  • Meet UNL entrance requirements for international transfer students
  • Have a MELAB score of at least 80 or a minimum TOEFL score of 550, or computer-based score of 213, or Internet-based score of 79-80
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in good scholastic standing
Students who transfer into the College of Architecture from other colleges at UNL must:
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design and be in good scholastic standing. Students transferring from UNO and UNK are included in the new transfer student category.

NOTE: New transfer students must comply with new freshman student entrance requirements if they have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study.

Readmission

Students who apply for readmission to the College of Architecture must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for architecture, landscape architecture and interior design, be in good scholastic standing, and receive permission from the dean of the College.

Former students who withdraw after being admitted to the College, or who have been academically suspended and wish to be readmitted must: a) be readmitted to the College in good scholastic standing, and b) be in good scholastic standing in accordance with the program standards and receive permission from the program director. Applicants for readmission will compete for spaces available with all other admission applicants.

College Degree Requirements

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

BSD in Architecture – 120 hours
BSD in Interior Design – 120 hours
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) – 120 hours

Grading Appeals

A student wishing to appeal a grade should contact his or her professor for clarification first before an appeal can be filed. If the dispute cannot be resolved with the instructor it is recommended that the student meet with their advisor to get clarification on the appeals process. Appeals are only considered where it can be demonstrated that prejudice or capricious treatment influenced the grade received by the student.

Having exhausted these avenues, a student may then choose to make a formal appeal. The appeal is in the form of a written statement from the student to the program director. The director will then forward the letter to the Faculty Affairs Committee. The deadline for filing a grade appeal (which includes a written statement from the student) is 30 calendar days after the first day of classes of the next regular semester (fall or spring). Appeals filed after the deadline will not be heard.

Incomplete Grades

Incompletes for students in the pre-professional program shall be granted only for reasons outlined in the policy statement adopted by the University Senate. See the Office of the University Registrar's website for the complete text.

Incompletes given to students in the professional programs are granted at the discretion of the faculty awarding the grade. The faculty and student together must file an incomplete form in the Student Success office to register the anticipated completion date and the grade that will be registered if the work is not completed by that time.

Students will be allowed a maximum of two weeks to remove incompletes from courses that are prerequisites to classes in which they are currently enrolled or they will be administratively dropped from those courses.

Scholastic Standing

The following scholastic standards have been established to maintain the level of quality for students enrolled in the architecture program:

Pre-Professional Program, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design

Students in the first year are required to maintain both a semester and cumulative grade point average at or above 2.0. The College places students who fail to meet these standards on academic probation.

Second, Third and Fourth Year, Architecture

Students in the second year are required to maintain both a semester and cumulative grade point average of 2.6. Students in the third and fourth year of the BSD program are required to meet two parallel academic standards. First the student must maintain a semester grade point average of 2.6 to remain in good academic standing. The program places students who fail to meet this standard on academic probation. Further, students whose GPA for the academic year is between 2.6 and 3.0 are required to submit their studio work for review by the Student Affairs Committee for determination of continuance in the program or repetition of the year’s studio sequence.

Second, Third and Fourth Year, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture

Students in the second year are required to maintain both a semester and cumulative grade point average of 2.6. Students in the third and fourth year of the BSD program are required to maintain a 2.6 cumulative grade point average to remain in good academic standing. The program also requires that students earn a grade of a C or higher in all required courses. The program places students who fail to meet this standard on academic probation.

Master of Architecture

Students in the M.Arch program are required to maintain a semester grade point average of 3.0 to remain in good academic standing. The program places students who fail to meet this standard on academic probation.

Grade Rules

Students must earn at least a C (2.0) in all courses with an ARCH, DSGN, IDES, or LARC prefix to earn credit toward their degree. Students will be required to retake all core required courses with a grade of C- or below, but will not be required to repeat courses that were taken as electives.

Removal of Grades C- or Below

A student receiving a grade of C- or below for an overall course grade may remove that grade by retaking the same course again and receiving a higher grade at UNL, UNO, or UNK. The higher grade will be used to compute the student’s cumulative grade point average, but all grades appear on the student’s transcript.  Students who choose to retake a course at an institution outside of the University of Nebraska system may count the course toward their degree requirement, but the grade will not replace the UNL grade from the student's transcript.

The Pass/No Pass option cannot be used to remove these grades from the grade point average. Please be advised that once a course is no longer taught and no longer offered by the department it is not possible to remove a grade of C- or below through substitution or any other means.

Should you perform poorly in many courses during a semester it is possible to bankrupt the entire semester’s grades. This is a drastic action and should be pursued only after a visit with your advisor.

Pass/No Pass Limits

None of the required classes offered in the professional program are offered Pass/No Pass, but a maximum of 12 Pass/No Pass credit hours of humanities, social sciences, or open electives may be taken from departments outside the College of Architecture. ACE courses specified by the College of Architecture may not be taken Pass/No Pass.

Courses taken outside the architecture, landscape architecture, or interior design programs to fulfill the upper level outside elective requirement at the 800 level or 900 level, with or without a 400-level counterpart, in a minor, collateral, or supporting area of work, can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Transfer Credit Rules

All professional credit earned at another university to be applied toward the master of architecture degree must be approved by the Professional Program Committee in cooperation with the program director. At least 50 percent of the required course work for the professional degree must be completed at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with the exception of those students who are applying to enter the program with a four year degree from an accredited architecture program. No professional transfer credit will be accepted from a non-accredited architecture program.

College Evaluation of Transfer Credit

First time students transferring to the College of Architecture from a similar accredited professional degree program will be evaluated on the basis of the current undergraduate catalog in effect at the time the student enrolls in the College of Architecture.

Process

The program director will select and identify those courses that are applicable to the professional program in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture programs. The College of Architecture will not accept courses for transfer which are below a 2.0 on a 4-point scale.

Evaluation of Technical and Nonaccredited Transfer Credits

Students who desire to transfer credits from technical or nonaccredited colleges must have architecture credits evaluated by the director and/or appropriate program representatives. Non-architecture credits will be evaluated by the appropriate university department.

Evaluation of Graphics, Design, and Production Drawing Credit

Transfer credit for graphics, basic and architectural, landscape architecture, and/or interior design work and production drawings will not be granted until the student’s work has been reviewed by the architecture, landscape architecture, or interior design program director. Allowable transfer credit in the design, production drawings, and graphics areas, whether the grades presented are C, B, or A, will be determined from this review and the student placed accordingly.

Confirmation procedure:
  1. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate this task,
  2. The student procedure is to obtain the confirmation form from the program office and to seek review of appropriate materials, and
  3. A “portfolio review” will determine confirmation of credit. This review will be done by the appropriate faculty member or committee.
Evaluation of General Education Credits

Transfer students who have formally applied for admission will have their academic credits evaluated by the Office of the University Registrar and the College of Architecture. The College will evaluate all hours submitted on an admission application but reserves the right to reject any of these credits.

Clarification and Appeal

The student who has questions about or wishes to appeal the initial College evaluation of his or her transfer credit should contact the program office. If the evaluation is not satisfactorily resolved, the student has the right to register an appeal with the Student Affairs Committee of the architecture, landscape architecture, or interior design programs.

Other College Degree Requirements

Off-Campus Programs

The College of Architecture recognizes the need for some students to pursue their pre-architecture, pre-landscape architecture, and pre-interior design studies at other institutions. One semester (15 credit hours) of off-campus study should cause minimal delay in students’ educational timetables if courses can be selected from the following list and are approved by the College of Architecture. Students are encouraged to coordinate their off-campus pre-architecture, pre-landscape architecture, and pre-interior design programs with the College of Architecture.

Recommended Courses

Calculus (3 hrs)
English Composition elective (3 hrs)
Humanities and Social Sciences electives (9 hrs) See UNL ACE requirements.
Calculus based Physics (4 hrs) for pre-architecture or Natural Science (4 hrs) for pre-interior design or Introduction to Horticulture (3 hrs) for pre-landscape architecture
Speech (3 hrs)

ACE Requirements

Achievement-Centered Education (ACE)

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln requires all students receive a broad general education as part of their academic experience. This requirement translates into the obligation of all students to fulfill the requirements of the ACE program

English

It is of vital importance that architects, landscape architects, and interior designers be able to express themselves clearly and concisely. As a matter of routine, architects, interior designers, and landscape architects are called upon to prepare reports, papers, or specifications in which clarity and precision are essential. For this reason, a student is required to do more than meet the English composition course requirement. In daily oral and written work the student must demonstrate an acceptable skill in the use of effective English. The dean may require students who fail to meet acceptable standards to do additional work in English composition or speech communication. Each instructor is expected to bring to the dean’s attention the students who need additional work.

Students are expected to take ENGL 150 Writing and Inquiry or ENGL 151 Writing and Argument and COMM 286 Business and Professional Communication.

ENGL 186 ESL/Academic Language Skills, ENGL 187 ESL/Introduction to Academic Writing and ENGL 140 Advanced Academic Writing and Usage may not be used to satisfy the freshman English composition requirement.

Mathematics

All students in the College of Architecture are required to receive credit for MATH 104 Applied Calculus. Courses taken as deficiencies to qualify for MATH 104 will not apply as credit toward their degree.

 Learning Outcomes

Majors in interior design will be able to:

  1. Apply design specific thinking and methods of inquiry.
  2. Resolve multiple variables to produce aesthetic, functional and integrated designs.
  3. Approach design in an inherently user-based manner.
  4. Competently use the technologies necessary to be a professional designer.
  5. Think critically and engage in thoughtful dialog with other disciplines.
  6. Competently communicate their designs and thinking through diagrams, sketches, drawings and models.
  7. Lead design innovations in both process and results.

Major Requirements

Pre-Interior Design Curriculum

The pre-interior design curriculum begins with a one-year design core. This core introduces students to the fundamentals of design thinking and design making. The pre-interior design program is followed by three years of interior design instruction leading to a bachelor of science in design–interior design. The interior design program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
 

Pre-Interior Design: Common First Year, First Semester
DSGN 101Introduction to Design2
DSGN 110Design Thinking (ACE 7)3
DSGN 120Design Drawing3
Composition Elective (ACE 1)3
Writing and Inquiry
Writing and Argument
ACE 6 Elective3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 14
Pre-Interior Design: Common First Year, Second Semester
DSGN 140History of Design (ACE 5)3
DSGN 111Design Making4
DSGN 123Computer Applications in Design3
MATH 104Applied Calculus3
Communication Elective (ACE 2)3
Business and Professional Communication
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Interior Design: Second Year, First Semester
IDES 210Fundamentals of Designing Interior Environments I5
IDES 300Interior Design-Materials3
ARCH 231Structural Fundamentals3
ARCH 241Architecture History and Theory II3
IDES 491Selected Topics in Interior Design1
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Interior Design: Second Year, Second Semester
IDES 200Programs, Codes and Standards3
IDES 211Fundamentals of Designing Interior Environments II5
IDES 334 / ARCH 334Building Environmental Technical Systems II3
Professional History Elective3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 14
Interior Design: Third Year, First Semester
IDES 301Material Applications3
IDES 350Interior Design Studio 15
IDES 433Interior Construction Documents3
IDES 445History of Interiors and Designed Objects (ACE 5 or 7)3
Open Elective1
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Interior Design: Third Year, Second Semester
IDES 351Interior Design Studio II5
IDES 318Professional Practices for Interior Design3
Environmental Behavior Elective3
Natural Science Elective (ACE 4)4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Interior Design: Summer Session (Between 3rd & 4th Year)
IDES 375Professional Internship3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Interior Design: Fourth Year, First Semester
DSGN 410Design Studio: Collaborate (Interdisciplinary)5
IDES 489 / ARCH 489 / LARC 489Design Research (Interdisciplinary)3
Professional Elective3
ACE 8 Elective3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 14
Interior Design: Fourth Year, Second Semester
IDES 451Interior Design Studio IV (ACE 10)5
Professional Elective3
Open Elective3
ACE 9 Elective3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 14
Total Credit Hours120

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Students must earn at least a C (2.0) in all courses with an ARCH, DSGN, IDES, or LARC prefix to earn credit toward their degree. Students will be required to retake all core required courses with a grade of C- or below, but will not be required to repeat courses that were taken as electives.

Pass/No Pass

None of the required classes offered in the professional program are offered Pass/No Pass, but a maximum of 12 Pass/No Pass credit hours of humanities, social sciences, or open electives may be taken from departments outside the College of Architecture.

Courses taken outside the architecture, landscape architecture, or interior design programs to fulfill the upper level outside elective requirement at the 800 level or 900 level, with or without a 400-level counterpart, in a minor, collateral, or supporting area of work, can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

GPA Requirements

Pre-Professional Program, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design

Students in the first year are required to maintain both a semester and cumulative grade point average at or above 2.0. The standard rises to a grade point average of 2.6 in the second year. Admission into the third year of both programs requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.6. The College places students who fail to meet these standards on academic probation.

Third and Fourth Year, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture

Students in the third and fourth year of the BSD program are required to maintain a 2.6 cumulative grade point average to remain in good academic standing. The program places students who fail to meet this standard on academic probation.

IDES200
Programs, Codes and Standards

Prerequisites: Admission into the professional interior design program

Description: An in-depth study of programs, standards, and codes and their application with which an interior designer is concerned.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES210
Fundamentals of Designing Interior Environments I

Prerequisites: Admitted to Professional Interior Design Program

Description: Introduction to the design and communication of interior environments and the application of design principles.

This course is a prerequisite for: IDES 211

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

IDES211
Fundamentals of Designing Interior Environments II

Prerequisites: IDES 210

Description: A continuation of IDES 210 with emphasis on the use of research, process and program in the design of the interior environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

IDES300
Interior Design-Materials

Prerequisites: Formal acceptance into the Interior Design Program or permission. Parallel: IDES 350.

Description: In-depth study of the materials with which an interior designer is concerned: floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting and lighting fixtures, window treatments, and accessories.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES301
Material Applications

Prerequisites: IDES 300; formal acceptance into the interior design program; parallel IDES 350.

Description: Structure and surface materials for interior designers and their role in the design process. Conceptual application of materials and the affects that they make in interior environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES318
Professional Practices for Interior Design

Prerequisites: IDES 300. Parallel: IDES 351.

Description: Legal, business, and ethical procedures and practices of interior design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES334
Building Environmental Technical Systems IICrosslisted with ARCH 334

Prerequisites: Admission to the third year architecture or Interior Design Program.

Description: Architectural lighting and acoustical systems of buildings for non-engineers. Fundamentals of light and vision, lighting equipment, requirements for building lighting, fundamentals of sound and hearing, room acoustics, noise control, and basic design methods for both architectural lighting and acoustics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES350
Interior Design Studio 1

Prerequisites: Formal acceptance into the Interior Design Program by faculty. Parallel: IDES 300.

Description: Emphasis on the design process in the development of problem solving skills related to interior design and the proximate environment, such as interior space planning, programming, and generation of design concept and design alternatives.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

IDES351
Interior Design Studio II

Prerequisites: IDES 300 and 350. Parallel: IDES 318.

Description: Intermediate projects in creative problem solving with emphasis on programming, spacial analysis, and specifications for commercial interiors.

This course is a prerequisite for: DSGN 410; IDES 375

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

IDES375
Professional Internship

Prerequisites: Enrollment in, or completion of, IDES 351 Interior Design Studio 2

Description: A required, professionally-oriented experience that must be supervised by a qualified (licensed or registered) design professional and supervised by a faculty coordinator.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

IDES417
Product DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 417, ARCH 617, ARCH 817

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission.

Description: Practical investigation in the use of materials and their fabrication process with emphasis on wood, plastic, and steel. Generate a design from conception to a finished product.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES420
BrandingCrosslisted with IDES 820

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the IDES, ARCH or LARC professional program, or into the MS in Architecture programs

Description: An examination of the relationship between the Brand and the Branded Environment and the emotional connections created.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:PSI

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES421
Environmental Graphic DesignCrosslisted with IDES 821

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the IDES, ARCH or LARC professional program, or into the MS in Architecture programs

Description: Focuses on the way people understand the built environment. Design for wayfinding, information graphics, architectural graphics such as signage, exhibit design, and themed environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES433
Interior Construction Documents

Prerequisites: Admission to the professional program in interior design or permission.

Description: Basic set of construction documents for a small residential or commercial space. Set includes demolition, partition, and reflected ceiling plans, power and communication plans, finish and furnishings plans, interior elevations, sections, details and schedules. Expression of design intent as construction documents is reinforced in lecture, structured studio experiences, and site visits.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES445
History of Interiors and Designed ObjectsCrosslisted with IDES 845

Prerequisites: Admission to the professional program in interior design or architecture.

Description: History and development of interiors and furnishings from prehistoric times to the present day, emphasizing the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Interiors and furnishings focused on the West yet considered within a global context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 5 Humanities

IDES450
Interior Design Studio IIICrosslisted with IDES 850

Description: Advanced application of the design process with emphasis on complex residential and commercial problems, including systems design, and individual professional objectives.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

IDES451
Interior Design Studio IVCrosslisted with IDES 851

Prerequisites: IDES 450, prior or concurrent work experience in interior design or related field.

Description: Design of multipurpose interior (contract and residential) spaces with complete drawings and specifications. Individual and team problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:5

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

IDES458
The Changing WorkplaceCrosslisted with ARCH 458, ARCH 558, ARCH 858, IDES 858

Description: Survey and integration of theory, methods, research and findings from the social, behavioral, and managerial sciences as they relate to the design of work environments. Factors effecting change in the contemporary workplace.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES461
Design of Senior HousingCrosslisted with IDES 861

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the IDES, ARCH or LARC professional program, or into the MS in Architecture programs

Description: Focuses on critical issues in aging and their application to the built environment. Theoretical concepts related to aging and the environment will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on the application of evidence based to design to project solutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:PSI

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES481
Women in DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 481, ARCH 581, ARCH 881

Prerequisites: Admission to the BSD program or permission.

Description: Intensive study of particular historical and contemporary contributions by women to the design professions related to the built environment. Evaluation of design work by and about women seen in their aesthetic and intellectual context. Examinations of the roles and values of women in design and their impact on the assumptions and issues currently held by the profession.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES482
Advanced Color TheoryCrosslisted with ARCH 482, ARCH 582, ARCH 882, IDES 882

Prerequisites: Admission to the third year in architecture or Interior Design Program; or permission.

Description: Advanced color theories and their application to the Built environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES484
Material Culture: The Social Life of ThingsCrosslisted with IDES 884

Description: The theories and practices of material culture. History and interior design--and the broad category of humanity itself--through the lens of material objects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES486
Evolving Issues in Interior DesignCrosslisted with IDES 886

Prerequisites: Admission to the BSD Program.

Description: Contemporary and controversial issues. Nuances of the field and practice of interior design and its relationship to the allied design disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES489
Design ResearchCrosslisted with ARCH 489, ARCH 589, ARCH 889, IDES 889, LARC 489

Description: Comprehensive overview of the complementary and contributory relationship between research and design, with a particular emphasis on design research as a projective activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

IDES491
Selected Topics in Interior DesignCrosslisted with IDES 891

Description: Group investigation of a topic in interior design originated by instructor.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

IDES498
Problems in Interior DesignCrosslisted with IDES 898

Description: Individual investigation of a topic in interior design.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.