Interior Design

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

Interior Design

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (6 terms)

Interior Designers are creative business professionals who have the ability to innovatively solve design problems functionally and aesthetically while also improving the overall health, safety and welfare of users through design.

The Interior Design program prepares and equips students to practice and serve the community by providing education and training in residential design, commercial design, sustainability, and other areas of specialization in the field of interior design.

This highly interactive program is taught with a student-centered approach within a positive and respectful learning environment. Students are provided with a combination of classroom projects, hands-on training, and classroom instruction that emphasizes ethical, creative, technical, and responsible problem solving design.

Students study all areas of interior design including, but not limited to: Residential Design, Commercial Design, Hospitality Design, Product Design, Sustainable Design, Historical Design, and software including Photoshop, SketchUp, and Revit. Students also learn professional practice concepts and are able to apply those concepts toward assembling a portfolio and resume which are then used to obtain an internship in the field of interior design. Additionally, students have the option of attending numerous field trips to major urban cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City and more. Other national and international trips are open to students at various times throughout the year.

For individuals interested in entering the Interior Design Program at Kirkwood Community College, existing knowledge of basic computer applications is highly recommended. If you are currently a high school student, any additional training or classes you can take relating to art, design or drafting will assist in building your knowledge of design as you prepare to enter the Interior Design Program at Kirkwood.

A laptop is required for this program.

Career opportunities: interior design and architecture firms; manufacturer’s representative; furniture design; kitchen design and dealerships; residential design; residential staging; commercial design firms; contract furniture dealerships; historic preservation or restoration; interior design photography; professional rendering (manual or digital); model building; upholstery workrooms; professional organizations; sustainability consultant; design journalist; lighting design; sales and retail

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

ARC-102

Architectural Sketching

3

INT-126

Introduction to Interior Design

3

INT-128

Historical Interiors and Architecture

3

INT-129

SketchUp for Interior Design

3

INT-311

Global Perspectives in Interior Design

3

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

 

 

18

Term 2

INT-132

Theories and Visual Application

3

INT-300

Textiles for Interior Design

3

ARC-185

Architectural Photoshop Techniques

1

ART-133

Drawing

3

INT-201

CAD REVIT for Interior Design I

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

 

 

16

Term 3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology OR

 

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology

 

INT-200

Interior Design Studio

3

ENG-106

Composition II OR

3

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing

 

 

 

9

Term 4

INT-206

Residential Design I

4

INT-207

Commercial Design I

4

INT-211

CAD REVIT for Interior Design II

3

CON-316

Sustainable Construction Science

3

ADM-133

Business Math and Calculators OR

3

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Approved Math Course

 

 

 

17

Term 5

INT-216

Residential Design II

4

INT-217

Commercial Design II

4

INT-218

Professional Practice and Development

3

INT-262

Interior Codes and Building Structures OR

3

INT-312

Interior Design Topics OR

 

INT-208

Costing and Estimating Interior Materials and Finishes

 

 

 

14

Term 6

INT-932

Internship

3

 

 

3

Total program credit hours

77

Optional Courses

INT-924

Honors Project

1

INT-928

Independent Study

1

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