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Interior Design

Interior design students are presented with issues pertaining to context, aesthetics, and social responsibility.  The curriculum focuses on design theory and practices with emphasis in construction and innovative technology. 

At the freshman and sophomore levels, students develop diverse skills such as critical thinking, professional procedures, business practices, and communication skills that include verbal, written, and visual formats.  Students learn how to problem solve using the design process by applying their knowledge of interior design principles, elements, theories, history, and methodology to analyze a client profile and project program.  Building systems are defined to produce design solutions with an understanding of sustainability, codes, environmental issues, and regulatory compliance.   The concentration transforms students into professionals who have the ability to design quality interior environments that contribute to the safety and well-being of inhabitants, while incorporating a concern for the environment and society at large. All graduating interior design students at the associate-degree level will produce a finished professional portfolio and participate in the Wade College Professional Portfolio Critique. Students will have the opportunity to further their knowledge with opportunities to gain industry experience during markets at Dallas Market Center.

At the junior and senior level, students are presented with issues pertaining to context, aesthetics, and social responsibility.  The curriculum focuses on design theory and practices with emphasis in construction and innovative technology. Students learn how to problem solve using the design process by applying their knowledge of interior design principles, elements, theories, history, and methodology to analyze a client profile and project program.  Building systems are defined to produce design solutions with an understanding of sustainability, codes, environmental issues, and regulatory compliance.  The baccalaureate-level program allows for a more comprehensive study of critical topics including; lighting design, sustainability, construction methodology, professional practice, color, and environmental systems.  The program provides an increased exposure to critical design topics which face the interior design profession today. Mastery of the field is demonstrated by all graduating baccalaureate-level students in a formal presentation to the External Advisory Committee.

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