Interior Design

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design prepares students to work in an entry-level interior design position. The program provides both general and interior design education, which includes design, color theory and application, architectural and furniture history, drafting and computer aided design (CAD) for interior design, space planning, interior materials, rendering, and basic codes and regulations. Studio projects allow students to identify, research, solve, and present design problems. Students interested in a Bachelor's degree have a pathway to Northern Arizona University. Certificates of Completion (CCL) in areas of specialization are also available and embedded within the AAS.

Details

Academic Plan Code: 
3191
Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
64-73
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

This program replaces:
AAS/3093 Interior Design
AAS/3122 Interior Design

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:30
Students must consult with a program advisor to select one of the specializations in the Restricted Elective area prior to completing the required courses.
 
INT105Introduction to Interior Design3
INT115Historical Architecture and Furniture3
INT120Modern Architecture and Furniture3
INT145Drawing and Rendering3
INT150Color and Design3
INT160Fabrics for Interiors3
INT175Custom Design3
INT190Space Planning3
INT211Interior Materials and Specifications3
INT230Presentation Techniques3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:15-18
Students must consult with a program advisor to select one of the following specializations prior to completing courses in the required courses area.
 
Specialization 1: Interior Design
ARC141Architectural CAD I: Introduction (3) AND
ARC142Architectural CAD II: Plans and Elevations (3) AND
INT200Digital Rendering for Design (3)
OR
INT100Interior Design Drafting (3) AND
INT200Digital Rendering for Design (3) AND
INT140Introduction to CAD for Interior Design (3)9
 
INT215Professional Practices3
 
INT205Residential Design (3) OR
INT240Kitchen and Bath Design (3)3
 
Specialization 2: Interior Design Northern Arizona University Transfer
ARC/INT250Basic Revit (3) OR
ARC265/INT251Sketchup: Introduction to Sketchup (3)3
 
ARC141Architectural CAD I: Introduction (3) AND
ARC142Architectural CAD II: Plans and Elevations (3) AND
INT200Digital Rendering for Design (3)
OR
INT140Introduction to CAD for Interior Design (3) AND
INT200Digital Rendering for Design (3)6-9
 
INT100Interior Design Drafting3
INT240Kitchen and Bath Design3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 19-25
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3)3
 
Students who intend to transfer to Northern Arizona University should consult with a transfer specialist.
COM110is recommended for students who intend to transfer to Northern Arizona University
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area.3-6
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 7
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 0
Students who intend to transfer to Northern Arizona University should consult with a transfer specialist.
 
Met by INT115 or INT120 in the Required Courses area
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social Behavioral area.3
 
Students who intend to transfer to Northern Arizona University should consult with a transfer specialist.
 
PSY101Introduction to Psychology is required for students who intend to transfer to Northern Arizona University
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Science area.4
 
Recommend:
AGS164Plant Growth and Development (4)
OR
BIO108Plants and Society (4)
OR
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1)
OR
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition (3) AND
FON241LLPrinciples of Human Nutrition Laboratory (1)4
 
Students who intend to transfer to Northern Arizona University should consult with a transfer specialist.
Competencies
  • Synthesize global design perspectives with consideration of social, cultural, economic, and ecological contexts to solve interior design problems. (INT105, INT115, INT120, INT150, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT205, INT215, INT240, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Apply all aspects of the design process to creatively solve design problems. (INT105, INT150, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT230, INT140, INT200, INT205, INT240, (COM), [FYC], [MA])
  • Plan complete design solutions that integrate furnishings, fixtures, finishes, and equipment. (INT175, INT190, INT230, INT100, INT205, INT215, INT240, (COM), [FYC], [MA])
  • Demonstrate knowledge of history of interiors, architecture, decorative arts, art, and related theories when solving design problems. (INT105, INT115, INT120, INT145, INT150, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT200, INT205, INT215, INT240, (CRE), [FYC], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Evaluate principles and theories of light and color, acoustics, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, space planning, and human factors in relation to environmental impact and human well-being. (INT105, INT115, INT120, INT145, INT150, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT230, INT200, INT205, INT215, INT240, (CRE), [COM], [SB], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Estimate using mathematical applications to inform the interior design solution. (INT140, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT230, ARC141, ARC142, ARC/INT250, ARC265/INT251, INT100, INT205, INT215, INT240, (COM), [MA])
  • Synthesize information gathered through research to generate evidence-based design solutions. (INT105, INT115, INT120, INT145, INT150, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT230, INT100, INT200, INT205, INT215, INT240, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [SB], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Integrate knowledge of environmentally responsible and sustainable practices to solve design problems. (INT105, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT230, INT100, INT200, INT205, INT215, INT240, INT265, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [SB], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Coordinate the schematic design of the built environment utilizing laws, codes, standards, and guidelines of interior construction and systems. (INT140, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT230, ARC141, ARC142, ARC/INT250, ARC265/INT251, INT100, INT200, INT205, INT215, INT240, (COM), [MA])
  • Express ideas and their rationale according to architecture and interior design standards through visual media including ideation, sketches, drawings, renderings, and plans. (INT140, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT230, ARC141, ARC142, ARC/INT250, ARC265/INT251, INT100, INT200, INT205, INT215, INT240, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [MA])
  • Collaborate with individuals and institutions across diverse disciplines to solve design problems. (INT105, INT140, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT230, ARC140, ARC141, ARC/INT250, ARC265/INT251, INT100, INT200, INT205, INT215, INT240, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [SB], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Communicate with diverse audiences in varied settings and formats in a culturally responsive manner. (INT105, INT115, INT120, INT140, INT150, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT230, ARC140, ARC141, ARC/INT250, ARC265/INT251, INT100, INT200, INT205, INT215, INT240, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Integrate criticism in an effective manner to refine design solutions. (INT105, INT115, INT120, INT140, INT145, INT150, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, INT230, ARC140, ARC141, ARC/INT250, ARC265/INT251, INT100, INT200, INT205, INT215, INT240, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [SB], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Comply with industry accepted professional ethics and conduct. (INT175, INT190, INT211, INT205, INT215, INT240, (CRE), (COM), [SB])
  • Promote the impact of design on the human experience and the professional value interior designers provide in local, national, and global contexts. (INT105, INT115, INT120, INT150, INT160, INT175, INT190, INT211, ARC140, ARC141, ARC/INT250, ARC265/INT251, INT100, INT205, INT215, INT240, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [SB], [SG], [SQ])

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