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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.

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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.

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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 at the Professional Portfolio Critique.

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Associate of Arts Degree Program

General Education

AA ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation I
AA BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
AA ENGL 1301 Composition I
AA MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I
AA PSYC 2301 Psychology I
AA SPCH 1311 Introduction to Communication

Core Curriculum

AA ARTS 1311 Design I
AA ARTS 1316 Drawing I
AA BUSI 1301 Business Principles
AA BUSI 2301 Business Law I
AA MGMT 2370 Principles of Management
AA MRKT 2370 Principles of Marketing
AA SUCC 0095 Career & Life Planning
AA SUCC 0099 Portfolio Design & Presentation I

Major Courses

AA ARTS 1320 Interior Design Studio I
AA ARTS 1321 Interior Design Studio II
AA INTD 1371 Computer Aided Drafting I
AA INTD 1374 Survey of Interior Design
AA INTD 1375 Design Drawing & Presentation
AA INTD 1376 Space Planning
AA INTD 2371 Interior Materials & Systems
AA INTD 2377 Computer Aided Drafting II

Direct-Entry Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

General Education

AA ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation I
AA BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
AA ENGL 1301 Composition I
AA MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I
AA PSYC 2301 Psychology I
AA SPCH 1311 Introduction to Communication
BA ARTS 2303 Art Appreciation II
BA COMM 2315 Public Speaking
BA ENGL 1302 Composition II
BA MATH 1333 Contemporary Mathematics II
BA PSYC 2303 Psychology II

Core Curriculum

AA ARTS 1311 Design I
AA ARTS 1316 Drawing I
AA BUSI 1301 Business Principles
AA BUSI 2301 Business Law I
AA MGMT 2370 Principles of Management
AA MRKT 2370 Principles of Marketing
AA SUCC 0095 Career & Life Planning
AA SUCC 0099 Portfolio Design & Presentation I
BA BUSI 2377 Global Business
BA GRPH 2374 Advanced Design Methodologies
BA MRKT 2377 Branding
BA SUCC 0199 Portfolio Design & Presentation II

Major Courses

AA ARTS 1320 Interior Design Studio I
AA ARTS 1321 Interior Design Studio II
AA INTD 1371 Computer Aided Drafting I
AA INTD 1374 Survey of Interior Design
AA INTD 1375 Design Drawing & Presentation
AA INTD 1376 Space Planning
AA INTD 2371 Interior Materials & Systems
AA INTD 2377 Computer Aided Drafting II
BA ARTS 2370 Desktop Publishing
BA ARTS 2376 Photographic Applications
BA HECO 1320 Textiles
BA INTD 2370 Lighting Design
BA INTD 2372 Topics in Interior Design
BA INTD 2374 Interior Design Studio III
BA INTD 2376 Interior Design Studio IV
BA INTD 2378 Interior Design Studio V
BA INTD 3371 Construction and Detailing for Interior Design
BA INTD 3372 Environmental Systems and Controls
BA INTD 3373 Human Factors and Ergonomics

Post-Associate Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

General Education

BA ARTS 2303 Art Appreciation II
BA COMM 2315 Public Speaking
BA ENGL 1302 Composition II
BA MATH 1333 Contemporary Mathematics II
BA PSYC 2303 Psychology II

Core Curriculum

BA BUSI 2377 Global Business
BA GRPH 2374 Advanced Design Methodologies
BA MRKT 2377 Branding
BA SUCC 0199 Portfolio Design & Presentation II

Major Courses

BA ARTS 2370 Desktop Publishing
BA ARTS 2376 Photographic Applications
BA HECO 1320 Textiles
BA INTD 2370 Lighting Design
BA INTD 2372 Topics in Interior Design
BA INTD 2374 Interior Design Studio III
BA INTD 2376 Interior Design Studio IV
BA INTD 2378 Interior Design Studio V
BA INTD 3371 Construction and Detailing for Interior Design
BA INTD 3372 Environmental Systems and Controls
BA INTD 3373 Human Factors and Ergonomics