Interior Design Courses

INTD 5: Introduction to Interior Design

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This survey course introduces the Interior Design profession, its history, and related specialties and disciplines. Topics are related to the multifaceted aspects of this discipline, including the many career paths and opportunities. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 10: Elements and Principles of Interior Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

The course is intended to provide students with the knowledge of conceptual design elements which are applied to designing interior spaces in subsequent interior design courses. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 15: Interior Architectural Drafting

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

The course introduces the tools and techniques necessary for interior architectural drafting. Emphasis is on lettering, measuring techniques, scale problems, use of architectural graphic standard manuals, dimensioning, plans, elevations, and sections. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 20: Color Theory and Application

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is an introduction to design fundamentals and basic principles of color related to interior design. Laboratory experiences includes two and three dimensional color projects in different media.

INTD 25: Interior Finish Materials

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course addresses the study and application of interior design materials and finishes including content, characteristics, production, codes, and standards. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 28: Interior Construction and Building Systems

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is an overview of systems used in the construction of interior environments. The content includes such building systems as floors, ceilings, and doors as well as systems developed for providing safety and comfort (plumbing, HVAC, lighting, and acoustics). Students have the opportunity to practice research techniques regarding the subject matter. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 29: Principles of Green Design

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course introduces students to the history, philosophy, and principles of environmentally responsible design. Through the study of local, national, and international examples of green and sustainable design, the implications of design decisions on the environment are explored. Research and evaluation of green and sustainable products, components, processes, and construction methods are conducted. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 29A: Introduction to Sustainable Design

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is an overview of the concepts and strategies involved in sustainable building. Included are the discussion and study of the history of sustainable design, related organizations, local and federal agencies, certification opportunities, and the impact of green and sustainable design on interior design practice and the profession. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 29B: Sustainable Design Materials and Resources

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Prerequisites: INTD 29A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides an in-depth look at finish materials and specifications, waste management, reuse, recycling, renovation, historical preservation techniques, local product selection, and job site management related to green and sustainable design. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 29C: Sustainable Design for Residential Projects

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Prerequisites: INTD 29A

Advisory: INTD 29 and INTD 40

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides an in depth look at all aspects of sustainable residential design, remodeling, kitchen and bath, furnishings, window treatments, finish materials, and lighting, and covers holistic systemic sustainable categories such as, site, water and energy efficiency, materials and resources, waste management, and interior environmental quality. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 29D: Sustainable Design for Commercial Projects

1 unit: Lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Prerequisites: INTD 29A

Advisory: INTD 29, INTD 60

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers all aspects of sustainable design for commercial buildings and interior spaces, as well as existing building operations and maintenance. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 30: Graphic Techniques

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course introduces sketching, drawing and rendering techniques for interior spaces. One and two point perspective, floor plans and elevations are drawn using quick detailed methodology. A variety of media are utilized in greyscale rendering. There is a focus on use of appropriate drawing methods and media for phases of the interior design process including conceptualization. Techniques for drawing three dimensional views of interiors and furnishings are emphasized. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 35A: History of Furniture and Interiors

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course explores the history and principal styles of furniture, interiors, and related decorative arts from antiquity to 1800. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 35B: History of Furniture and Interiors

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: INTD 35A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course explores the principal styles of furniture, interiors, and related decorative arts from 1800 to the present and is a continuation of the design history taught in INTD 35A.

INTD 35C: Design of Historic Interiors

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisites: INTD 15 and INTD 35B

Advisory: INTD 10, INTD 20, INTD 25, INTD 30, and INTD 75

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course examines the process, categories, and qualification criteria for the interior design of historic buildings. Rehabilitation of a building is explored in detail. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 40: Residential Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: INTD 50

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers planning and design for interior spaces, with emphasis on the residential environment. Projects include design theory research, design concept development, and implementation in residential spaces. Students produce design documents including scaled drawings and renderings, specifications, and design models.

INTD 45: Professional Practice

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: INTD 40, INTD 55

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers business principles and practices in the field of interior design for both residential and commercial interiors. Students are introduced to proper business practices with an emphasis on operating a design business. Pass/No Pass Only

INTD 50: Kitchen and Bath

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: INTD 10, INTD 15, INTD 20, INTD 25, INTD 28, INTD 30, INTD 65, INTD 75

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers the process of design for kitchens and bathrooms with emphasis on construction, working drawings, presentation drawings, finish selection and specifications.

INTD 55: Interior Design Estimating and Costing

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: INTD 25

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers the processes and techniques of estimating and specifying materials related to finishing and furnishings of interior spaces, including window treatments, wall treatments, floor treatments, upholstery, furniture and other architectural surfaces. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 60: Commercial Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: INTD 40

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course emphasizes the methods of planning and design for commercial interior spaces, including offices and public buildings. Finishes, furnishings, and interior detailing related to commercial projects are examined. Students have the opportunity to learn about and execute production of design documents and presentation drawings.

INTD 65: Introduction to Computer-Aided Interior Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: INTD 15

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is an introduction to 2 dimensional and isometric computer-aided drafting and design.

INTD 66: Advanced Computer-Aided Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisites: INTD 65

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course focuses on the construction of two and three dimensional drawing and solid modeling.

INTD 70: Advanced Graphic Techniques

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: INTD 30

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers advanced rapid sketching and color rendering techniques for interior spaces. One and two-point perspective drawing and sketching techniques using different media and software presentation materials are explored.

INTD 75: Lighting Design

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: INTD 15

Advisory: INTD 20

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers the theory and practice of lighting design and development of drawings with lighting specifications. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 80: Advanced Commercial Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: INTD 60

Advisory: INTD 70, INTD 45

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course involves the study of commercial interior design through analysis, evaluation, integration of the design process, implementation of the multi-faceted aspects of the design phases, and design of projects involving multiple uses and issues related to the complexities of designing interior spaces.

INTD 80B: Advanced Residential Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: INTD 40, INTD 70

Advisory: INTD 45

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course involves the study of residential interior design through analysis and evaluation of the design process and implementation of the multi-faceted aspects of the design phases on projects involving diverse needs and both practical and complex decision-making.

INTD 80C: Advanced Kitchen and Bathroom Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisites: INTD 50

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers the design of kitchens and bathrooms, with advanced study of the design process, design concept development, design phases, interior construction, building systems, materials and furnishings selections, and design documentation. Pass/No Pass Option

INTD 85: Design Detailing

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisites: INTD 28, INTD 15, INTD 25

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course covers the development of the design detailing process and production of detail drawings related to interior design projects.

INTD 90A: Interior Design Internship

Work Experience Units: 3

Prerequisites: INTD 5, INTD 10, INTD 15, INTD 20, INTD 25

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students with field experience and the opportunity to work under the direct supervision of an interior designer or interior design-related professional, while applying knowledge and skills acquired in the core interior design courses. Opportunities and encouragement to research career opportunities are provided. A minimum of 180 unpaid or 225 paid internship hours are required. Pass/No Pass Only

INTD 90B: Interior Design Internship

Work Experience Units: 4

Prerequisites: INTD 40, INTD 45, INTD 50, and INTD 60

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students with practical experience working directly under the supervision of an interior designer or interior design-related professional. Students are able to apply knowledge and skills learned in the Interior Design Certificate courses, including the design studio and professional practice courses related to commercial and residential design, further enhancing the learning process. Opportunities and encouragement to continue to research career possibilities are provided. This 4-unit internship course is required for completion of the Interior Design Advanced Certificate. Pass/No Pass Only

INTD 90C: Kitchen and Bath Design Internship

Work Experience Units: 4

Prerequisite: INTD 50

Advisory: MATH 902 or MATH 902P

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is intended to provide students with experience working in the interior design profession with an emphasis on kitchen and bathroom design and related areas. Pass/No Pass Only

INTD 90D: Sustainable Design Internship

Work Experience Units: 3

Prerequisite: INTD 29A, INTD 29B, INTD 29C and/or INTD 29D

Advisory: MATH 902 or MATH 902P

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students with in-the-field experience specific to green and sustainable design, while working directly under the supervision of an interior designer or interior design-related professional with appropriate sustainable design credentials. Pass/No Pass Only

Last Updated 7/8/19