Interior Design

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Think creatively, visually, and volumetrically, exhibiting a variety of ideas, approaches, and concepts when designing interior projects.

Understand and utilize color principles, theories, and systems in design projects.

Demonstrate competent design skills in selection of interior finishes, selection and layout of furniture, lighting, and decorative elements.

Demonstrate understanding of ergonomics and the relationship between human behavior and the built environment.

Demonstrate understanding of the history of art, architecture, interiors, and furnishings and appropriate selection and application of art and accessories.

Apply 2-dimensional design elements and principles in interior design projects and apply 3-dimensional design elements and principles to the development of the spatial envelope.

Demonstrate programming skills, including problem identification, identification of client and user needs, and information gathering research and analysis.

Demonstrate competence in drafting and lettering (manual and computer aided) illustrative sketching, and presentation of color, materials, and furnishings in material boards.

Express ideas clearly in oral presentations and critiques and communicate clearly in writing concept statements, reports, and research papers.

Understand that design solutions affect and are impacted by construction systems, power and mechanical, lighting and ceiling systems, acoustics, building methods, and materials.

FACILITIES FOR INSTRUCTION

The facilities consist of four laptop-ready, 20-station freshman/sophomore studios. Peripheral devices such as scanners, color printers/plotters, and digital camera equipment are available, as is a material and flooring sample room. A School-wide 3D Printing Fabrication Laboratory is also available. The studios are open evenings and weekends for student use.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State interior design graduates may enter directly into the Technology Management BBA degree program.

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

An articulation agreement exists between Alfred State and Villa Maria College (with placement based on a portfolio review and an interview).

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Interior designer (after successfully passing the NCIDQ and completing internship requirements)

Kitchen & bath designer

Space planner

Product showroom manager

Product specifier

Manufacturer's representative

Facilities manager

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 33 percent are employed; 67 percent transferred to continue their education.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Interior Design - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ARCH

1184

Design Fundamentals 1

4

ARCH

1013

Introduction to Design

3

FNAT

1303

Architectural History I

3

ARCH

1433

Furniture and Finishes

3

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

16

Second

DSGN

2223

History of Interiors

3

ARCH

2394

Design Fundamentals 2

4

ARCH

4403

Computer Visualization

3

MATH

1423

Explorations in Geometry

3

xxx3

General Ed Elective - Humanities

3

16

Third

DSGN

2204

Interior Design I

4

DSGN

1443

Color, Lighting, and Acoustics

3

ARCH

3014

Construction Technology 1

4

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

FNAT

1313

Art History

3

16

Fourth

DSGN

2304

Interior Design II

4

ARCH

4014

Construction Technology 2

4

ARCH

4013

Municipal Codes and Regulations

3

BUAD

4004

Essent. of Entrepreneurship & Small

Bus. Mgt.

4

HLTH

1313

Nutrition

3

18

Entry level of student into math and composition/literature sequences is a function of student’s high school preparation and mathematics and English placement examinations.

Minimum of “C” is required for ARCH 1184, ARCH 2394, DSGN 2204, and DSGN 2304.

Also required: One unit of physical education.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0 which is equivalent to a “C” average.