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Interior Design Programs Description

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 program 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.

Associate of Arts Degree Program

General Education
AAARTS 1301Art Appreciation I
AABCIS 1305Business Computer Applications
AAENGL 1301Composition I
AAMATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics I
AAPSYC 2301Psychology I
AASPCH 1311Introduction to Communication
Core Curriculum
AAARTS 1311Design I
AAARTS 1316Drawing I
AABUSI 1301Business Principles
AABUSI 2301Business Law I
AAMGMT 2370Principles of Management
AAMRKT 2370Principles of Marketing
AASUCC 0095Introduction to Wade College
AASUCC 0099Portfolio Design and Presentation
Major Courses
AAARTS 1320Interior Design Studio I
AAARTS 1321Interior Design Studio II
AAINTD 1371Computer Aided Drafting I
AAINTD 1374Survey of Interior Design
AAINTD 1375Design Drawing and Presentation
AAINTD 1376Space Planning
AAINTD 2371Interior Materials and Systems
AAINTD 2377Computer Aided Drafting II

Direct-Entry Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

General Education
AAARTS 1301Art Appreciation I
AABCIS 1305Business Computer Applications
AAENGL 1301Composition I
AAMATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics I
AAPSYC 2301Psychology I
AASPCH 1311Introduction to Communication
BAARTS 2303Art Appreciation II
BACOMM 2315Public Speaking
BAENGL 1302Composition II
BAMATH 1333Contemporary Mathematics II
BAPSYC 2303Psychology II
Core Curriculum
AAARTS 1311Design I
AAARTS 1316Drawing I
AABUSI 1301Business Principles
AABUSI 2301Business Law I
AAMGMT 2370Principles of Management
AAMRKT 2370Principles of Marketing
AASUCC 0095Introduction to Wade College
BAACCT 2301Principles of Accounting
BAARTS 1312 or ARTS 1317Design II or Drawing II
BABUSI 2302Business Law II
BABUSI 2377Global Business
BAMRKT 2377Branding
BA INTD 2370Lighting Design
BAINTD 3370Professional Practices
Major Courses
AAARTS 1320Interior Design Studio I
AAARTS 1321Interior Design Studio II
AAINTD 1371Computer Aided Drafting I
AAINTD 1374Survey of Interior Design
AAINTD 1375Design Drawing and Presentation
AAINTD 1376Space Planning
AAINTD 2371Interior Materials and Systems
AAINTD 2377Computer Aided Drafting II
BAINTD 2372Topics in Interior Design
BAINTD 2374Interior Design Studio III
BAINTD 2376Interior Design Studio IV
BAINTD 2378Interior Design Studio V
BAINTD 3371Construction and Detailing for Interior Design
BAINTD 3372Environmental Systems and Controls
BAINTD 3373Human Factors and Ergonomics

Post-Associate Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

General Education
BAARTS 2303Art Appreciation II
BACOMM 2315Public Speakings
BAENGL 1302Composition II
BAMATH 1333Contemporary Mathematics II
BAPSYC 2303Psychology II
Core Curriculum
BAACCT 2301Principles of Accounting
BAARTS 1312 or ARTS 1317Design II or Drawing II
BABUSI 2302Business Law II
BABUSI 2377Global Business
BAMRKT 2377Branding
BAINTD 2370Lighting Design
BAINTD 3370Professional Practices
Major Courses
BAINTD 2372Topics in Interior Design
BAINTD 2374Interior Design Studio III
BAINTD 2376Interior Design Studio IV
BAINTD 2378Interior Design Studio V
BAINTD 3371Construction and Detailing for Interior Design
BAINTD 3372Environmental Systems and Controls
BAINTD 3373Human Factors and Ergonomics
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