Department of Interior Architecture & Design
College of Fine Arts
Web Page: http://interiordesign.fsu.edu/
Chair: Lisa Waxman; Professors: Pable, Waxman; Associate Professor: Myers, Dawkins, Ransdell; Assistant Professors: Fishburne, Huber, Webber; Adjunct Faculty: Erztberger, McLane, Mick, Munton, O’Keefe, Wray; Professors Emeriti: Butler, Koenig, Munton, Ohazama, Wiedegreen
The Department of Interior Architecture & Design offers a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in interior design, a Master of Science (MS) degree, and a Master of Arts (MA) degree. For information and complete program requirements, please contact the department.
The MS first professional degree consists of eighty-four semester hours. This program is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in areas other than interior design or architecture. The focus is on the range of necessary skills that lead to becoming a licensed interior design practitioner.
The MS and MA advanced-professional research degree programs require a minimum of thirty-two semester hours. These programs are intended for candidates with an undergraduate degree in interior design or architecture. The focus is on advanced, specialized skills to enhance professional practice potential. Candidates requesting the MA degree title must comply with the university requirements of language and humanities at the graduate level.
The MFA degree program consists of a minimum of sixty semester hours including a minimum of eight hours of thesis. It is primarily intended for individuals who will eventually pursue careers in higher education, specialized research, and/or evidence-based practice. In order to maintain close faculty supervision only a limited number of candidates are accepted into the MFA program.
Admission to master’s degree programs is based on University requirements as detailed in the “Graduate Degree Requirements” chapter of this Graduate Bulletin, a portfolio of work (for the Advanced Professional MS/MA and MFA degree programs only), three letters of recommendation, a resumé, statement of interest, a writing sample (for MFA applicants), and a phone or in-person interview with the Director of Graduate Studies. A minimum 3.0 grade point average from undergraduate studies and an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examinations are required. The GRE Examination requirement is waived for MS/MA advanced-professional and MFA degree program applicants with a GPA that exceeds 3.5 in the last sixty hours of their undergraduate degree. See department for details.
Definition of Prefix
IND 5005. Survey of Interior Design (5). Foundation course. Under this course students without an undergraduate degree in interior design study the elements and principles of design, color theory, space planning, and technical skills.
IND 5028. Creative Problem-Solving (3). This course is designed to investigate and study the cognitive and thinking process and its application to problem solving.
IND 5105r. History of Interiors Seminar I (3). Advanced study of history of interiors, furnishings, and architecture from antiquity through the Renaissance. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
IND 5135r. History of Interiors Seminar II (3). Prerequisite: IND 5105r. Advanced study of history of interiors, furnishings, and architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
IND 5157. Historical Restoration, Research and Documentation (3). This seminar provides the opportunity for advanced study in the historiography, research and documentation of restoration and preservation procedures, sources of antiquity and reproductions.
IND 5165r. History of Interiors Seminar III (3). Prerequisites: IND 5105r and IND 5135r. Advanced study of the history of interiors, furnishings, and architecture of the contemporary movement from the 19th century to the present. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
IND 5208. Design Fundamentals (3). This course centers on the study and development of two- and three-dimensional design projects using the elements and principles of design.
IND 5235. Graduate Studio I (3). This course is an advanced analysis and planning of interior environments.
IND 5236. Graduate Studio II (3). This course explores advanced analysis and planning of interior environments.
IND 5257. Graduate Studio III (3). Prerequisite: IND 5236. Graduate level studio focuses on non-residential projects in creative problem solving with emphases on programming and spatial analysis.
IND 5258. Graduate Studio IV (3). Prerequisite: IND 5257. This is an advanced graduate application of the design process in the form of a large scale project involving comprehensive research and execution in metric. Emphases are on technological presentation techniques and systematic design development from concept to construction documents.
IND 5280. Graduate Studio V (3). Prerequisite: IND 5258. This studio culminates in the creation of student-generated design projects focused on the conceptual and schematic phases of project development.
IND 5281. Graduate Studio VI (3). Prerequisite: IND 5634. This studio culminates in the creation of student-generated design projects focused on the design development phase and on project documentation. Emphasis is placed on visual and verbal presentation.
IND 5282. Graduate Studio VII (3). Prerequisite: IND 5281. This course is the graduate level capstone of the research, programming, space planning, and final visual presentation of an interior design project that is unique to each student’s research interests.
IND 5315. Advanced Visual Communication (3). Prerequisite: IND 5634. In this course, students explore current media used to communicate complex research and design ideas by assessing and developing effective communication strategies.
IND 5316r. Design Graphics II (1–4). Advanced studio in watercolor or other graphic techniques used in interior delineation. (Studio.) May be repeated to a maximum of eight semester hours.
IND 5317. Design Graphics I (3). Advanced detailed study of graphic techniques used in interior delineation. (Studio.)
IND 5425. Graduate Technical Design (3). Advanced exploration of the technical aspects of interior design.
IND 5428. Materials and Methods (3). Prerequisite: IND 5235. This course offers an in-depth exploration of furnishings and finishes for interiors, focusing on the aesthetic and performance qualities of the materials typically utilized in interior spaces. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between manufacturers, interior designers, installers, and clients with regard to liabilities and product warranties.
IND 5435. Graduate Lighting Seminar (3). Detailed study of lighting and electrical plans, reflected ceiling plans, calculations, and acoustics.
IND 5445. Graduate Furniture Design (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course is advanced graduate study in furniture design and fabrication applying principles of ergonomics and anthropometrics.
IND 5476. Computer-Aided Design I (3). This course teaches computer-aided design and drafting using AutoCAD software. Students develop an understanding of how designers and architects use computers and how AutoCAD can be applied to other types of software.
IND 5477. Computer-Aided Design II (3). This course is an advanced computer-aided design class focusing on tools and software to aid in three-dimensional design.
IND 5479. Construction Systems (3). Prerequisite: IND 5235. This lecture course focuses on general construction techniques, terminology and sustainability. Integration of the building systems of structure, plumbing, mechanical and fire safety is emphasized.
IND 5487. Construction Documents (3). Corequisite: IND 5236. This studio course focuses on the generation of a comprehensive set of specifications and construction drawings.
IND 5508. Professional Practices (3). This course is an advanced analysis and research into the theory and philosophy of professional interior design practice with emphasis on business development, management, marketing and contract administration.
IND 5526. Graduate Portfolio Review II (1). (S/U grade only). This course is a faculty review of all graduate student work after completion of the program. The conferring of a master’s degree in interior design is dependent upon a satisfactory grade in this review.
IND 5528. Graduate Portfolio Review I (1). (S/U grade only). A faculty review of all graduate student work after completion of the foundation course IND 5005, or on admittance to the program if the student has an undergraduate design degree. Continuation in the degree program is dependent upon a satisfactory grade in this review.
IND 5609. Graduate Seminar: Social-Psychological Aspects of Design (3). This course is an exploration of the relationship between humans and their environment through the study of personal and social use of space, proxemics, spatial analysis, and the effects of the environment on human behavior.
IND 5628. Principles of Sustainable Design (3). This course gives students a basic introduction to the fundamentals of sustainable design in order to better understand the inter-relationships between the built environment and nature.
IND 5634r. Pre-Design Research and Programming (3–6). Prerequisite: IND 5637. This course provides entering graduate students with a basic understanding of the role of pre-design research and programming in interior-design project development.
IND 5636. Graduate Seminar: Design Theory and Criticism (3). This course is a survey of the aesthetic, political, economic and social theories that have shaped modern design, including critical methods applied to design integral to culture and human expression.
IND 5637. Graduate Seminar: Research Methods in Design (3). This course is designed to give students a basic introduction to the fundamentals of research in interior design. Included in this course are a survey of the major types of research and an overview of what is involved in the inception, planning, and conduction of a research project.
IND 5638. Graduate Seminar: Design Issues (3). This course provides a critical appraisal of the historical, philosophical, and contemporary trends and issues in the design field.
IND 5910r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). (S/U grade only). Student has the opportunity to pursue independent work under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.
IND 5911r. Supervised Research (1–5). (S/U grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of five semester hours. A maximum of three semester hours may apply to the master’s degree.
IND 5930r. Special Topics in Interior Design (1–4). Topics vary from term to term. May be repeated to a maximum of eight semester hours as topics vary.
IND 5944r. Field Research in Space Organization (1–8). A maximum of eight semester hours may be applied toward the master’s degree. Independent study and planning of a large environment. Prospectus must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator, Interior Design Graduate Committee.
IND 5945r. Supervised Teaching (1–3). (S/U grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of three semester hours. A maximum of three semester hours may apply to the master’s degree.
IND 5948r. Graduate Internship (1–3). (S/U grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.
IND 5971r. Thesis (1–6). (S/U grade only). A minimum of six semester hours credit is required.
IND 8976r. Master’s Thesis Defense (0). (P/F grade only.)