AAS Degree – Code #0656
This program is designed to provide graduates with basic knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the interior design discipline. The program consists of a core graphics sequence with additional courses in appropriate technical areas. Computer applications are integrated throughout the four semesters with a strong component in 2D and 3D computer graphics. The faculty consists of interior designers as well as licensed architects and engineers.
A laptop computer is required for students entering the interior design program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
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 their 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.
DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Alfred State interior design graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
Graduates may go directly into the work force or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program at Alfred State or another institution. Transfer is contingent on program and institution. Upon successful completion of this program, student may continue in Alfred State's BBA in technology management.
- Interior Designer (after successfully meeting state requirements)
- Interior Rendering Technician
- CAD Technician
- Computer Modeler
- Interior Computer Animator
- Manufacturer’s Representative
- Facility Management
- Corporate Space Planning
Upon successful completion of this program, students may continue in Alfred State's BBA program in technology management.
Employment and transfer rate of 50 percent – 50 percent transferred to continue their education.