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Intermediate Interior Design I

DESIGN 4102: Intermediate Interior Design I

Principles of space organization with FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment); the study of human-interior product interface relationships.
Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Science in Design - Interior Design program; or permission of instructor.


This is an intermediate interior design studio course with a focus on the implementation of the principles of design through the organizational strategy and development of an interior experience. The studio will address the physical, social, and psychological context of work, leisure, and learning environments. Students will gain experience with design research methods and work through a series of design problems ranging in scale from master planning to room development through material finishes and furniture selection. This is a comprehensive studio which will build upon all previous design studios and technical courses. The studio will draw connections between adjacent courses within the curriculum (Design Research 2, Tech 2, and Media 3). The course is structured to foster collaboration between students and professionals and will integrate guest presentations and workshops.


By the end of the semester students should be able to:
  • Apply all aspects of the design process to creative problem solving including identifying and defining relevant aspects of a design problem (goals, objectives, performance criteria) (CIDA 8)
  • Gather appropriate and necessary information and research findings regarding contemporary education methods shaping higher education and apply this design research to problem solve (CIDA 4d & 7a,b,c,d)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with disciplinary team members and professionals (CIDA 5 a,c,d)
  • Communicate design intension through design development drawings, schedules, specifications, and budgets (CIDA 6 g)
  • Demonstrate creative and abstract thinking and originality through presentation of a variety of ideas, approaches and concepts, using a variety of representational tools (CIDA10a,b,c,d)
  • Select and specify furniture, fixtures and equipment including finish materials and lighting in interior spaces (CIDA13)

Course Materials


Course Organization

This is a 3 credit house course that meets in person for 2:40 two times a week

Sample Coursework

Students can expect:
  • Assignments and guest lectures
  • Participation and attendance requires
  • Assigned reading

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