DES – Design: Creative

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

DES-125 Visual Presentation I (0 6 0 2)

This course introduces visual presentation techniques for communicating ideas. Topics include drawing, perspective drawing, rendering and mixed media. Upon completion, students should be able to present a design concept through graphic media. (SP). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-130 Digital App/Interior Design (2 3 0 3)

This course introduces digital applications using current appropriate software and emerging technologies. Emphasis is placed on the operation of computer software in interior design applications. Upon completion, students should be able to use digital media to prepare a design solution. RCC prerequisite: ARC-114. (SU). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-135 Prin & Elem of Design I (2 4 0 4)

This course introduces the basic concepts and terminology of design as they relate to the design profession. Topics include line, pattern, space, mass, shape, texture, color, unity, variety, rhythm, emphasis, balance, proportion, scale, and function. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles covered through 2D and 3D exploration. (FA). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-136 Prin & Elem of Design II (2 4 0 4)

This course provides advanced study of design principles and elements. Emphasis is placed on color theory, pattern, and texture as used in design as well as an investigation of the psychology of color. Upon completion, students should be able to originate a color program for 2D and 3D exploration. State prerequisite: Take DES-135. (SP). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-210 Professional Practices/Int Des (2 0 0 2)

This course introduces contemporary business practices for interior design. Topics include employment skills, business formations, professional associations, preparation of professional contracts and correspondence, and means of compensation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic business practices as they relate to the interior design profession. (FA). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-220 Interior Design Fundamentals (1 6 0 3)

This course provides an introduction to the application of interior design principles. Emphasis is placed on spatial relationships, material selections, craftsmanship, and visual presentation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to apply interior design principles and illustrate design solutions through visual communication. State prerequisites: Take one set: Set 1: DES-135 and ARC-111; Set 2: DES-110; Set 3: DFT-115. (SP). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-225 Textiles for Interiors (2 2 0 3)

This course includes the study of textiles and their applications for a variety of interiors. Emphasis is placed on history, manufacturing processes, fiber characteristics, and residential and non-residential applications. Upon completion, students should be able to specify appropriate textiles. (SP). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-230 Residential Design I (1 6 0 3)

This course includes principles of interior design for various residential design solutions. Emphasis is placed on visual presentation and selection of appropriate styles to meet specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to present scaled floor plans, elevations, specifications, color schemes finishes and furniture selection. RCC prerequisite: Take DES-220. (SU). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-231 Residential Design II (1 6 0 3)

This course provides advanced projects with a client profile that utilizes the skills developed in DES 230. Emphasis is placed on a total concept and the presentation of appropriate and creative design solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to complete a detailed floorplan, space planning, furniture plan, specifications, program schedules, finishes, and detailed window treatments. State prerequisite: Take DES 230. (FA). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-235 Products (2 2 0 3)

This course provides an overview of interior products. Topics include floor coverings; wall coverings and finishes; ceilings, moldings, and furniture construction techniques; and other interior components. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and select appropriate materials and furnishings for interior spaces based on application. (FA). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-240 Comm/Contract Design I (1 6 0 3)

This course is designed to focus on commercial/contract design including retail, office, institutional, healthcare and hospitality design. Emphasis is placed on ADA requirements, building codes and standards, space planning, and selection of appropriate materials for non-residential interiors. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze design and present non-residential projects. State prerequisite: Take DES-220. (SU). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-241 Comm/Contract Design II (1 6 0 3)

This course provides an in-depth study of non-residential design exploring more comprehensive design solutions such as health care facilities, furniture gallery design, and large office complexes. Emphasis is placed on design of commercial interiors and suitability of materials to meet ADA requirements, codes, and standards. Upon completion, students should be able to design non-residential spaces meeting ADA requirements and select furniture, materials, fabrics, and accessories meeting codes and flammability standards. State prerequisite: Take DES 240. (FA). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-255 History/Int & Furn I (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces architecture, interiors, and furnishings in a variety of historic styles from Prehistoric to Neoclassical. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, chronology, and style recognition. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize, classify and describe major styles of furniture, interiors, and architecture. (FA). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-256 History/Int & Furn II (3 0 0 3)

This course continues the study of architecture, interiors, and furnishings from a variety of historic styles from Colonial to Contemporary. Emphasis is placed on style recognition, vocabulary, and chronology. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize, classify and describe major styles of furniture, interiors, and exteriors. (SP). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.

DES-265 Lighting/Interior Design (1 2 0 2)

This course introduces theory and contemporary concepts in lighting. Topics include light levels, light quality, lamps and fixtures, and their use and application in interior design. Upon completion, students should be able to visually communicate light concepts and requirements based on national standards and select solutions for specific lighting scenarios. (SU). National ID (CIP) 50.0408 Interior Design.