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Department of INTERIOR DESIGN
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE
Interior design is concerned with the design of all interior spaces, both residential and nonresidential, and the total field of environmental design. Students are prepared to meet professional requirements and criteria for the practice of interior design, membership in professional organizations, and licensure (if required). A professional designer was defined by the national accrediting trust, the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER), as one who is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting health, safety, and welfare of the public. The Department of Interior Design is accredited by FIDER and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The competencies taught include elements and principles of design, design analysis, space planning and programming, drafting and technical drawing, computer aided drafting and design, graphic presentation of design solutions, history of interiors, and research methods. There is an active student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and the faculty includes members (allied, rofessional, and corporate) of ASID, IIDA, the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
The Florida State University produces a Community College Counseling Manual, which should be consulted for more specific preparation and requirements. If a student has prior interior design work experience or has taken interior design courses, a portfolio should be submitted to determine placement in the program.
The interior design program offers the bachelor of science (BS) and the bachelor of arts (BA) degrees. Students must consult the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this General Bulletin for BA degree requirements.
State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites
The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for this University degree program. These prerequisites are lower-level courses that are required for preparation for the University major prior to a student receiving a baccalaureate degree from The Florida State University. They may be taken either at a community college or in a university lower-division program. It is preferred that these common course prerequisites be completed in the freshman and sophomore years.
The following lists the common prerequisites or approved substitutions necessary for this degree program:
Note: the program requires nine (9) semester hours of art, art history or other art related courses. These may be taken at any level and may be used to satisfy performing and fine art and/or humanities liberal studies requirements.
The undergraduate degree program consists of a minimum of sixty (60) semester credit hours of course work in interior design, including a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours of electives. Students are urged to attend professional conferences and lectures as a vital part of the educational process.
Specific degree requirements include the following:
Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree (only)
Refer to The Liberal Studies Program in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this General Bulletin for specific degree requirements.
Requirements for a Major in Interior Design
Students are eligible for admission to the professional program in interior design after completing the University liberal studies requirements (see the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this General Bulletin). Admission to the interior design program is restricted and is based on an interview with the department chair. Due to the maximum student/instructor ratio for studio courses, the above requirements must be completed and on record at least three semesters prior to beginning the program. Further information may be obtained from the office of the Department of Interior Design. Junior college transfer students are urged to complete requirements for the associate in arts degree and to seek counsel from community college advisers.
Eligibility for admission to the major also includes completion of the following courses or course types. These core program requirements may be taken as part of liberal studies requirements or electives (please see department advisers for specific information prior to registration each semester) or may be taken as part of the associate in arts degree while enrolled at a qualifying community college (refer to community college counseling manual for specific information): Three (3) semester credits of textiles related to interiors (CTE 1401 or comparable approved course); three (3) semester credits of computer literacy (CGS 2060 or comparable approved course); and nine (9) semester hours of art, art history or other arts related courses. The program suggests a course in two and/or three dimensional studies as part of the arts related requirements. A similar course, however, is offered in the program if not available to students transferring from other colleges.
A specific listing of courses required for the majors in interior design is available from the department. The program maintains a degree of flexibility to meet the students individual professional objectives. Internship preparation and placements are available for all undergraduate students, and student's are urged to elect theses studies. A minor is not required but may be obtained in other appropriate areas (departmental advisement required prior to electing a minor).
Students majoring in interior design must maintain the minimum GPA for semester and overall averages. Grades of C- and below are not considered passing in any major course work, including electives. Students must also satisfactorily complete portfolio reviews I and II to remain in the program and satisfactorily complete portfolio review III to graduate.
Honors in the Major
The Department of Interior Design offers a program in honors in the major to encourage talented juniors and seniors to undertake independent research as part of the undergraduate experience. For requirements and other information, see the University Honors Program and Honor Societies section of this General Bulletin.
Definition of Prefixes
CTE - Clothing and Textiles
IND - Interior Design
CTE 1401.Basic Textiles (3). Introduction to fibers, fabric structure, and finishes related to selection and care. Interrelationship between textile characteristics, properties, and end use.
CTE 3431. Textiles for Interiors (3). Prerequisites: CTE 1401 or IND 4601; junior standing. Characteristics of fibers and fabrics used in homes, institutions, and businesses, and government regulations concerning their use.
IND 3003. Survey of Interior Design (3). For nonmajors. A survey of the elements and principles of interior design to create an awareness of the made environment and a comprehensive appreciation of design.
IND 3205. Dimensional Design (3). Exercises and experiences in fundamental design problems, with application of basic elements and principles of design. Creative studio projects in two and three dimensional design building on the graphic and technical design process.
IND 3930r. Special Topics in Interior Design (1-3). May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
IND 3949r. Cooperative Education in Interior Design (0). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: IND 3930r. Preparation for internship. Student employment in interior design.
IND 3306. Interior Design Graphics I (3). Graphic presentation techniques, including 1-point and 2-point perspective refinement and computer application.
IND 4302. Interior Design Graphics II (3). Prerequisite: IND 3306. Pencil and ink techniques used in sketching, rendering and design drawing, with an emphasis on schematics used in problem solving.
IND 4315r. Interior Design Graphics III (3-6). Prerequisite: IND 4302. Marker and color pencil techniques used in interior delineation, with an emphasis on materials and the development of rapid rendering skills. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
IND 4311r. Interior Design Graphics IV (1-3). Advanced specialized study of contemporary graphic communication techniques with emphasis on individual professional objectives. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours
IND 4101r. History of Interiors I (3). The study of architecture, interior, and furniture design from antiquity through the Renaissance. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
IND 4131r. History of Interiors II (3). The study of architecture, interior, and furniture design of the 17th and 18th centuries. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
IND 4161r. History of Interiors III (3). The study of architecture, interior, and furniture design from the 19th century to the present. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
IND 3404. Technical Design I (3). Introduction to basic technical aspects of interior design. Emphasis on basic drafting skills, drawing types, visualizations, and other essential technical systems in interiors.
IND 4424. Technical Design II (3). Prerequisite: IND 3404. Lecture and studio course covering materials, construction, and working drawings. The focus is on structure, interior materials, millwork, finishes, hardware, and specifications. Drafting and working drawings are emphasized.
IND 4431r. Technical Design III (3). Prerequisite: IND 4424. Advanced technical aspects of interior design. Emphasis on lighting, electrical plans, reflected ceiling plans, measurements, and acoustics. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
IND 4461r. Technical Design IV (3). Prerequisite: IND 4424. Computer-aided design and drafting (CADD). Emphasis on creation of interior design technical and presentation drawings using computers. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
IND 3600r. Design Process I (3). (S/U grade only.) The process of creative problem solving with an emphasis on application to the design process, programming, and spatial analysis of space.
IND 4601. Design Process II (3). An exploration of the relationship between humans and their environment through the study of personal and social use of space, proxemics, and spatial analysis of the built environment.
IND 4602r. Design Process III (3). Advanced analysis and research into the theory, philosophy, and professional practice of interior design concepts. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
IND 4603r. Design Process IV (3). Prerequisite: IND 4601. Advanced specialized study in creative problem solving and research of the design process with emphasis on individual professional objectives. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
IND 3217. Interior Design Studio I (3). Introduction to the fundamental elements and principles of design, design process, problem solving, space planning and specifications.
IND 4218. Interior Design Studio II (3). Prerequisite: IND 3217. Intermediate projects in creative problem solving applied to both residential and contract interiors. Emphasis on graphic communication and presentation.
IND 4227r. Interior Design Studio III (3). Prerequisite: IND 4218. Advanced projects in creative problem solving with emphasis on programming, spatial analysis, and open-office systems.
IND 4228r. Interior Design Studio IV (3). Prerequisite: IND 4227r. Advanced application of the design process with emphasis on individual professional objectives and procedures for portfolio presentation. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
IND 3525r. Portfolio Review I (2). (S/U grade only.) A faculty review of all student work during the first semester. All students must register for this course in their first semester of registration in design. The course is based upon a knowledge of interior finish materials and internship preparation involving development of a professional portfolio. Satisfactory completion is required for continuation in the program.
IND 4521. Portfolio Review II (1). (S/U grade only.) A faculty review of all student work during the third semester. All students must register for this course during the same semester they register for IND 4227r Interior Design Studio III. Continuation in the program is dependent upon a satisfactory grade in this review.
IND 4522. Portfolio Review III (1). (S/U grade only.) A faculty review of all student work after completion of the program. All students must register for this course at the same time as IND 4228r Interior Design Studio IV. The conferring of a degree in interior design is dependent upon a satisfactory grade in this review.
IND 4156r.Historical Restoration, Research and Documentation (3-6). The study, research and documentation of restoration and preservation procedures, sources of antiquities, and reproductions. Includes field trips. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
IND 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). Student has the opportunity to pursue independent work in the area of delineation or resources under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
IND 4947r. Internship (1-3). Student has the opportunity to pursue experience with design firm or other related field under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
IND 4970r. Honors in the Major (3). For honors credit, the Department of Interior Design requires a two-term honors program consisting of six (6) thesis or project hours to be counted towards elective credit. Upon meeting The Florida State Universitys requirements for honors courses, the student will pursue independent creative and academic research as part of the undergraduate program.
IND 5005. Survey of Interior Design (5).
IND 5105r. History of Interiors Seminar I (4).
IND 5135r. History of Interiors Seminar II (4).
IND 5165r. History of Interiors Seminar III (4).
IND 5175. History of Designers (2-4).
IND 5235r. Graduate Studio I (4).
IND 5236r. Graduate Studio II (4).
IND 5316r. Design Graphics II (1-4).
IND 5317r. Design Graphics I (4).
IND 5425r. Graduate Technical Design (4).
IND 5435r. Graduate Lighting Seminar (4).
IND 5526. Graduate Portfolio Review II (1). (S/U grade only.)
IND 5528. Graduate Portfolio Review I (1). (S/U grade only.)
IND 5910r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). (S/U grade only.)
IND 5911r. Supervised Research (1-3). (S/U grade only.)
IND 5930r. Special Topics in Interior Design (1-4).
IND 5944r. Field Research in Space Organization (1-8).
IND 5945r. Supervised Teaching (1-4). (S/U grade only.)
IND 5948r. Graduate Internship (1-3). (S/U grade only.)
IND 5971r. Thesis (2-6). (S/U grade only).
For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis, dissertation, and master's and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.