Interior Design (IDS)

IDS 122 - Staging for Interior Designers

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-02

Introduces staging and its importance in preparing a private residence for sale. Focuses on market trends, competitive pricing strategies, and marketing techniques. Includes interior and exterior repairs, upgrades, and re-design techniques relevant to preparing a property for sale. Identifies simple re-design techniques to create buyer interest.
Credits 3. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total Contact 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Teaches Interior Design students professional staging methods for the purpose of securing a professional position as a staging consultant or for resale services.

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IDS 130 - Introduction to Kitchen and Bath Design Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2015-05-01

Introduces quality kitchen and bath design elements in accordance with recognized industry standards. Presents basic components of kitchen and bath design, including assessment of existing conditions and construction systems, measurement, product selection, specification, and communication of the design. Teaches coordination of kitchen and bath design with existing structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and ventilation systems.
3 credits. 3 lecture hours. 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce components of kitchen and bath design, including assessment of existing conditions and construction systems, measurement, product selection, specification, and communication of the design. The course is designed to teach students how to coordinate kitchen and bath design with existing structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and ventilation systems.

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IDS 247 - Kitchen and Bath Design Software

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

Introduces software used primarily for designing kitchens and bathrooms. Includes room design concepts and standard appliance and fixture layouts.
Credits 2 - 3. Lecture 1 - 2 hours. Laboratory 2 - 4 hours. Total Contact 3 - 5 hours per week.
2-3 credits

General Course Purpose

Teaches Interior Design students to utilize NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath) approved design software for practical application in the design of professional kitchen and bath projects, and to secure employment as a Kitchen and Bath Design professional.

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IDS 285 - Portfolio and Resume Preparation for Interior Designers

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

Introduces the proper elements of a professional resume for employment in the field. Focuses on the preparation of portfolio content, recorded images, and construction methods. Introduces various methods of digital production of portfolio materials, as well as traditional formats. Includes detailed instruction on proper oral presentation skills, interview preparation and techniques, and professional dress and behaviors.
Credits 3. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total Contact 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Prepares the Interior Design student for the process of interviewing in order to secure employment in the field of interior design or a related professional services arena by developing a professional digital or traditional portfolio of selected work.

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