Interior Design (IDS) at Virginia Western Community College


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IDS 100 - Theory and Techniques of Interior Design
Introduces drafting and presentation, color theory, and coordination, space planning and arrangement of furnishings.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
IDS 105 - Architectural Drafting for Interior Design
Introduces tools and equipment, lettering, methods of construction, designing and delineation of architecture.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
IDS 106 - Three Dimensional Drawing and Rendering
Provides instruction in graphic presentation of three- dimensionally drawn interiors. Presents the use of colored media to render three-dimensional drawings.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
IDS 109 - Styles of Furniture and Interiors
Teaches history of furnishings and interiors from the ancient world to the present.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
IDS 116 - Period Residential Design
Plans a period-inspired interior. May use field trips and visual materials to enhance this project. Presents problems and their solutions found in this kind of project. May require a final visual presentation with all necessary furnishings, materials, and color boards with rendered perspectives. Prerequisites IDS 105, 106, 109.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
IDS 120 - Estimation for Interior Coverings
Provides instruction in estimation of yardages for window treatments, carpet, custom carpet designs, wall coverings, tile, etc. Covers fixturing, labor costing, procedures of fabrication and styling options. May require site/research visits to fabricators.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
IDS 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
IDS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
IDS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
IDS 205 - Materials and Sources
Presents textiles, floor and wall coverings, and window treatments. Emphasizes construction, fiber, finish, and code applications. May use research and field trips to trade sources representing these elements.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
IDS 206 - Lighting and Furnishings
Provides instruction in lighting terminology and calculations and instructions in techniques of recognizing quality of construction in furnishings and related equipment.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
IDS 225 - Business Procedures
Provides instruction in preparation of contracts, purchase orders, specifications, and other business forms used in the interior design field.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
IDS 235 - Antiques
Involves process of research, authentication, and determining provenance. Covers examples of furnishings, fixtures, textiles, glass, and ceramics. May provide field trips, lectures, examination, and discussion to assist in determining age, condition, and other properties.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
IDS 245 - Computer Aided Drafting for Interior Designers
Instructs in the use of the computer for drafting of floor plans, elevations, perspectives, shadowing, lighting and color applications using Auto Cad software and the architectural and engineering software.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits