Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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)

The Interior Design program prepares individuals to practice interior design as creative business professionals who have the ability to innovatively solve complex design problems functionally and aesthetically while also improving the overall health, safety and welfare of users through design. Students are prepared and equipped to practice and serve the community with respect to Interior Design in the areas of commercial, residential, sustainable, or product design or another closely related area of specialization This is achieved by providing a respectful student-centered approach as part of a studio-based format within a high quality learning environment that emphasizes ethical, creative, technical and responsible problem solving.

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

ENG-105

Composition I

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

 

 

18

Term 2

ARC-185

Architectural Photoshop Techniques

1

ART-133

Drawing

3

CAD-201

Introduction to CAD REVIT

3

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing OR

3

ENG-106

Composition II

 

INT-132

Theories and Visual Application

3

INT-300

Textiles for Interior Design

3

 

 

16

Term 3

INT-200

Interior Design Studio

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology OR

 

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology

 

 

 

6

Term 4

CON-316

Sustainable Construction Science

3

INT-206

Residential Design I

4

INT-207

Commercial Design I

4

INT-211

CAD REVIT for Interior Design

3

ADM-133

Business Math and Calculators

3

 

 

17

Term 5

INT-216

Residential Design II

4

INT-217

Commercial Design II

4

INT-218

Professional Practice and Development

3

INT-312

Interior Design Topics

3

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

 

 

17

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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