Interior Design

Interior Design Major

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Degree Requirements - 124 credits

Students can earn a bachelor of arts degree with this major.  See the requirements for the bachelor of fine arts degree.

Major Requirements: 28 courses, 88 credits

 

Prerequisites:

Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings

Credits:

3

Description:

Observational drawing is a fundamental way of understanding and communicating visual experience. This course stresses the development and mastery of traditional drawing skills, concepts, and vocabulary, and employs a variety of techniques and materials. Fundamental principles are introduced in structured lessons and exercises, which are supplemented by related outside assignments. Subject matter may include still life, portraiture, and the clothed and unclothed human figure.

Prerequisites:

ADF S101 or Instructor approval; Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course will refine the basic visual skills developed in Foundation Drawing I (ADF S101). The elements of color and mixed media are introduced to expand technical possibilities, while more intensive work with the clothed and unclothed human figure provides exposure to gesture, structure and complex form. As students begin to develop a more sophisticated and personal approach, issues of expression and interpretation and varied subject matter will be explored, focusing on personal style and expression.

Prerequisites:

ADF S166; Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

Credits:

3

Description:

An understanding of form is critical to the development of the professional artist or designer. This course focuses on the hands-on use of line, plane, and volume in space. The role of scale, proportion, structure, surface, light, and display are addressed as students create objects that activate space and engage the viewer. The course proceeds from work with simple forms and techniques to more challenging and comprehensive problems that employ a variety of media and approaches.

Prerequisites:

Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

Credits:

3

Description:

The study of color and design is supportive of every studio discipline and is vital to the understanding of all visual media. This course emphasizes the basic concepts and practices of two-dimensional design and color theory. Students employ an intensive, hands-on approach as they explore and master the elements of design (including line, shape, and value) and the three fundamental properties of color (hue, value, and strength). These skills are used in the construction of formally cohesive compositions, the development of arresting images, and the communication of visual ideas.

Prerequisites:

ADF S101; Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course builds on the Integrated Studio I experience: synthesizing fundamental visual ideas. IS II investigates the construction, documentation, and transformation of volumetric form, environmental space, and time. Projects will explore narrative strategies and the creation of immersive experiences. Students will develop critical and analytical skills while employing a range of traditional and digital media as they explore the creative boundaries of the classroom studio, the city of Boston, and virtual space.

Prerequisites:

ADI-S101 and ADI-S110

Credits:

3

Description:

Interior Design Communications teaches students how drawing media, observational drawing, perspective theory, color and design graphics can be integrated into the designer's process. In addition to exploring contrast, accent, reflection, shade and shadow, the course underscores the importance of freehand sketching as a tool to foster intellectual inquiry and convey design concepts to a wider audience. The course introduces students to manual and digital methods for composing work for conceptual expression, technical drawing presentation and portfolio purposes. Design comprises of a series of iterative steps where ideas, of increasing complexity, are conveyed with an increasing variety of visual tools. This course therefore introduces students to the techniques that designers employ in the process of creating interior spaces. Rather than merely illustrative devices, the course reveals how designers use drawings as tools. Like any tool, design communication requires practice and frequent application. The goal therefore, is to introduce a series of techniques that may be exercised in subsequent courses in order to convey ideas in studio and in design presentations.

Credits:

3

Description:

Students will employ a range of computer programs used in the design industry. Exercises will introduce students to Building Information Modeling, vector graphics and raster file formats. 2D and 3D compositional and graphic principles will also be explored in order that students better understand the importance of file hierarchies and the efficient organization of digital workflow. Import and Export functions will to enable students to work between applications in order to integrate images, drawings and vector graphics into their design presentations. Vector graphics will also be employed to generate 3D artifacts using digital fabrication tools. Prior drafting, Raster and Vector graphic experience recommended.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course will provide students with an understanding of orthographic principles and their importance to spatial thinking and design communication. Students will produce manual drawings in order to manipulate scale. Students will employ Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software to create measured architectural plans, elevations and sections. The course will introduce students to file management skills and develop proficiency in using cloud based resources. Students will employ virtual workspaces to conduct work in, and out of class. Vector graphic software will also be used to compose work, manipulate technical drawings and illustrate plans and sections for portfolio use.

Prerequisites:

ADF-S152, ADI-S110 and ADI-S106

Credits:

3

Description:

This studio introduces students to basic design principles, design theory and concept development. Emphasis will be placed on design process, problem solving, spatial organization, anthropometrics, universal design awareness, and presentation techniques. Students will be given a series of projects of increasing complexity, utilizing and building upon the skills developed in the Foundation courses. Students will be expected to produce process diagrams, plans, elevations, models, and finish boards.

Prerequisites:

ADI S201 AND ADF S102

Credits:

3

Description:

This course addresses residential interior environments on a large scale. Students will develop client contact and programming skills. Emphasis will be placed on residential precedents, design process, human factors, accessibility, building codes, diagramming, spatial organization, detailing, presentation techniques, furnishings, finishes and lighting.

Credits:

3

Description:

In this course, students will explore how physiological and psychological factors inform the design of space. Students participate in a series of design challenges that explore topics such as anthropometrics, ergonomics," and proxemics. The seven principles of universal design will be examined through a sequence of ""charrette"" exercises. Students will solicit input from User-Experts and employ a more inclusive design process to develop equitable design solutions. In doing so\"

Credits:

4

Description:

This course provides students with the skills to critically analyze historic styles and examine the impact they have had on design. Emphasis will be placed on chronological periods, from antiquity to the 21st century. By examining visual characteristics of each time period, the course reveals how geography, culture and societal values have shaped furniture and architecture for centuries. The course also introduces terminology germane to a study of contemporary furniture and architecture styles. Using the city of Boston as a reference point, students will explore issues of preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use in order to identify how the region's design landscape is adapting to environmental and social demands.

Prerequisites:

Taken concurrently with ADI S201

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to the important individuals, ideas and issues that have shaped the direction of contemporary interior design practice in the twentieth century, building upon the historical foundation established by the Ideas of Art History and History of Furniture and Architecture classes. Intermixing lectures and readings with visits to important local buildings, it discusses the influences of culture, technology, fashion and media upon the work and thinking of the first generation of modern designers, as well as emerging social, moral and environmental imperatives that will form the basis of future practice; cultural identity, interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability and universal design.

Prerequisites:

ADI-S110

Credits:

3

Description:

This course examines various interior construction assemblies of non-load-bearing walls, load-bearing walls, floors, stairs, elevators, fireplaces, ceilings, doors, interior windows, frames, millwork and fire-related construction. Emphasis will be placed on building codes including state, BOCA, Underwriters Laboratory, ASTM, state and federal accessibility codes and construction materials. Students will also be introduced to basic structural concepts and characteristics of structural materials.

Prerequisites:

Intended for majors only

Credits:

3

Description:

Students will study the visual qualities, technical characteristics and applications of the common materials and finishes used in interior installations. These materials include floor coverings, wall coverings, textiles, ceiling and sustainable materials. Related fire, health and safety codes, as well as maintenance and life cycle costs, will be discussed. Class material will be presented in the form of lectures, guest speakers and a tour of the Boston Design Center. Students will learn to analyze, select and specify materials and finishes for the appropriate applications, write specifications, and prepare a resource notebook.

Prerequisites:

ADI-S110. Prior drafting or CAD experience recommended.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to the art and technology of lighting and explores the use of lighting as a design element in the interior environment. Class material will be presented as a series of lectures, readings and demonstrations. Students will learn to analyze interior lighting installations, calculate lighting levels for interiors, select appropriate light fixtures and prepare a lighting plan based on one of their studio projects.

Prerequisites:

Senior Status

Credits:

3

Description:

This course employs manual and digital skills to develop a professional portfolio. Students will investigate key components of portfolio content and consider how existing graphic skills can be employed to demonstrate ideas creatively and substantively. Through hands-on mock up and layout techniques students compare and contrast different presentation formats in advance of digital composition. Students will also explore methods for documenting and archiving their own work. In addition to presenting final work, students will also explore ways to present research, schematic analysis and precedent investigations.

Prerequisites:

Take ADI-S106 and ADI-S110 (Required) Take ADF-S101 (Recommended)

Credits:

3

Description:

As a continuation of the Interior Design Communication course," students will develop proficiency in communicating aspects of the design process. These ""process"" skills include digital wireframe modeling and manual drawings enhanced by digital tools. Students will employ three-dimensional rendering software to enhance perspectives and create walk-through visualizations of their digital models. Movie editing software will be used to create multimedia presentations and students will learn to employ a variety of media formats for presenting their work."

Prerequisites:

ADI-S202 and ADI-S264

Credits:

3

Description:

This commercial design studio focuses on the design of work environments. Students will develop programming and space planning skills unique to these environments through a series of small- to medium-sized projects. Emphasis will be placed on commercial precedents, programming, design process, human factors, building codes, ADA, spatial organization, detailing, presentation techniques, office furniture systems, equipment, finishes, and lighting.

Prerequisites:

ADI S201, ADI S264

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to the design process as it applies to furniture, addressing furniture ergonomics, materials, construction techniques, manufacturing and design. Students will research selected topics, and design seating, work/service pieces and cabinetry. Emphasis will be placed on furniture precedents, research, design process, human factors, accessibility, detailing, documentation and presentation techniques.

Prerequisites:

ADI-S372, ADI-S303 and ADI-223

Credits:

3

Description:

This studio focuses on adaptive re-use and renovation of commercial interiors with attention given to historical buildings in the Boston area. Emphasis is on creative problem-solving methods and a philosophical approach to medium- and large-scale hospitality and retail design projects. Students will be required to incorporate the skills and knowledge gained throughout their studies to create a comprehensive project, including presentation drawings, models, material and furniture boards, and a set of construction documents and specifications.

Prerequisites:

ADI 242

Credits:

3

Description:

This course studies mechanical, electrical, and plumbing technology and systems commonly employed in residential and commercial interiors. It will introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and basic components of these fields of engineering. This will enable students to integrate these building systems in their design work and communicate ideas effectively with project engineers and contractors. The course will include commonly used heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing piping and fixtures, fire sprinklers, electrical supply and distribution, smoke detection and fire alarm systems. Related mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes will also be discussed.

Prerequisites:

ADI S110 AND ADI S201

Credits:

3

Description:

Building on the curriculum of Orthogonal Drawing, this course will explore in more detail the features of CAD and BIM software. Programs will be used as tools to draft, organize, and produce a set of construction documents. Students will complete a full set of contract documents.

Prerequisites:

Take ADI-S201

Credits:

4

Description:

This course covers the business aspects of interior design, including firm management, client, and contractor relationships, project management, proposal writing, and market resourcing. In addition, students will be exposed to career planning practices, such as portfolio development, resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Tours of architectural and interior design firms will also be included. Students may complete the required internship hours during or prior to taking this course. In the final stage of the class each participant will systematically analyze their experience of practice. They will compare and contrast the business models within which they have worked and present these to their peers.

Prerequisites:

ADI S201, ADI S202, ADI S303, ADI S304, ADI S372

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is designed to be the first part of the BFA Senior Studio in Interior Design. The senior ID project is intended as the culmination of the interior design studio sequence. It is an individual effort, supported by the studio faculty, that is inclusive of the entire design process from the programming phase through final design and documentation. The objective of part one, Senior Programming & Pre-Design, is for individual students to research, develop, and draft a program document which will guide their design work in part two, Senior Studio. Students will explore the possible project types and precedents, select and develop a client profile and program, and research and analyze an architectural site. Written and graphic analysis tools will be employed. The preliminary conceptual (pre-design) phase of work is also introduced.

Prerequisites:

ADI S201, ADI S202, ADI S303, ADI S304, ADI S305, ADI S372 AND ADI 398

Credits:

3

Description:

This studio course completes the undergraduate studio sequence in Interior Design. This final design studio emphasizes individual competence with respect to the total design process. Students will utilize the research and programming document produced in ADI 398, Senior Programming & Pre-Design, to develop a comprehensive design solution for their individual studio problem through schematics, design development, presentation drawings and specifications.

Credits:

4

Description:

Surveys the art of Western civilization from prehistoric caves to medieval cathedrals. Considers works from the Ancient Near East, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Era, the Romanesque Period, and the Gothic Period in their historical contexts. Introduces students to formal analysis, iconography, and critical thinking.

Credits:

4

Description:

Surveys the art of Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Considers work of painting, sculpture, and architecture from periods such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Abstract Impressionism, and Post-Modernism in their historical contexts. Introduces students to formal analysis, iconography, and critical thinking.

Notes:

  • Courses numbered 200 and above have as a prerequisite the completion of the Foundation Studies program or its equivalent. Other exceptions may be made only with the permission of the instructor and the Interior Design program director.
  • The letter "S" preceding a course number indicates a studio course, for which a studio fee is assessed.

Residency Requirement Policy: In the College of Arts and Sciences, a two-course (8 credit) residency requirement must be satisfied for completion of a minor and a four-course (16 credit) residency requirement must be satisfied for the completion of a major.

Interior Design Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning goals and objectives reflect the educational outcomes achieved by students through the completion of this program. These transferable skills prepare Suffolk students for success in the workplace, in graduate school, and in their local and global communities.

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
Students will...
Students will be able to...
Understand and employ the principles of visual language
  • Demonstrate perceptual acuity in two and three dimensional work
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding of complex visual systems
  • Demonstrate technical facility with the tools current to their chosen art & design field
  • Demonstrate visual communication skills common to their chosen art & design field
  • Understand and employ the creative thinking process
  • Effectively solve visual and design problems specific to their chosen discipline
  • Use experimentation to test new ideas
  • Evaluate their work and the work of their peers through the critique process
  • Use the reiterative process to develop new and original solutions to visual and design problems
  • Understand their potential in the professional art & design field of their choosing
  • Evaluate their work in relation to the historical precedents of their chosen field
  • Visually present their work in a professional manner using the tools current to their chosen field
  • Orally present and support their work in a professional manner to peers and professionals from their chosen field
  • Demonstrate fluency in the technologies current to their chosen field
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the significant contemporary aesthetics and social issues relevant to their chosen field
  • Employ professional practices current to their chosen field
  • Honors

    To complete requirements for honors in the major, a candidate must:

    1. Complete ADG-SH344 or ADG-HS345
    2. Present final honors project at the senior exhibition
    3. CAS Honors Program students only: Also present work from the senior honors experience at the Honors Symposium or Pecha Kucha event.

    Interior Design Courses

    Credits:

    2

    Description:

    This elective course is designed to aid students in determining whether to pursue a career in interior design and decorating. Through both lectures and studio work, students will be shown basic drafting and graphic communication techniques used in presentation of visual ideas, as well as various elements of interior composition, such as space planning, color, furniture, finish and material selection. The final project will be suitable for inclusion in a portfolio. Normally offered each semester.

    Credits:

    4

    Description:

    The goal of this course is the enhancement of the student's critical comprehension of historic styles and the impact they have on contemporary design solutions. The survey begins with the Egyptian period and provides an overview of the history of furniture and architecture through the mid-1700s, including ancient Greece and Rome, the Gothic and Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods. Emphasis will be placed on chronological periods, the visual characteristics of each style including regional idiosyncrasies, and the terminology germane to a study of furniture and architecture.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI 221

    Credits:

    4

    Description:

    A continuation of History of Furniture & Architecture I, this course will extend the investigation of furniture and architecture into the 20th century, while addressing issues concerning preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use. Drawing on the vast resources of the city of Boston and its environs, students will become actively involved in stylistic progression, local living history, and the benefits of preserving our past for future generations. Field trips will include visits to restored Federal, Victorian and Contemporary venues.

    Credits:

    4

    Description:

    This course provides students with the skills to critically analyze historic styles and examine the impact they have had on design. Emphasis will be placed on chronological periods, from antiquity to the 21st century. By examining visual characteristics of each time period, the course reveals how geography, culture and societal values have shaped furniture and architecture for centuries. The course also introduces terminology germane to a study of contemporary furniture and architecture styles. Using the city of Boston as a reference point, students will explore issues of preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use in order to identify how the region's design landscape is adapting to environmental and social demands.

    Prerequisites:

    Taken concurrently with ADI S201

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the important individuals, ideas and issues that have shaped the direction of contemporary interior design practice in the twentieth century, building upon the historical foundation established by the Ideas of Art History and History of Furniture and Architecture classes. Intermixing lectures and readings with visits to important local buildings, it discusses the influences of culture, technology, fashion and media upon the work and thinking of the first generation of modern designers, as well as emerging social, moral and environmental imperatives that will form the basis of future practice; cultural identity, interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability and universal design.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI-S110

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course examines various interior construction assemblies of non-load-bearing walls, load-bearing walls, floors, stairs, elevators, fireplaces, ceilings, doors, interior windows, frames, millwork and fire-related construction. Emphasis will be placed on building codes including state, BOCA, Underwriters Laboratory, ASTM, state and federal accessibility codes and construction materials. Students will also be introduced to basic structural concepts and characteristics of structural materials.

    Prerequisites:

    Intended for majors only

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    Students will study the visual qualities, technical characteristics and applications of the common materials and finishes used in interior installations. These materials include floor coverings, wall coverings, textiles, ceiling and sustainable materials. Related fire, health and safety codes, as well as maintenance and life cycle costs, will be discussed. Class material will be presented in the form of lectures, guest speakers and a tour of the Boston Design Center. Students will learn to analyze, select and specify materials and finishes for the appropriate applications, write specifications, and prepare a resource notebook.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI-S110. Prior drafting or CAD experience recommended.

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the art and technology of lighting and explores the use of lighting as a design element in the interior environment. Class material will be presented as a series of lectures, readings and demonstrations. Students will learn to analyze interior lighting installations, calculate lighting levels for interiors, select appropriate light fixtures and prepare a lighting plan based on one of their studio projects.

    Prerequisites:

    Senior Status

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course employs manual and digital skills to develop a professional portfolio. Students will investigate key components of portfolio content and consider how existing graphic skills can be employed to demonstrate ideas creatively and substantively. Through hands-on mock up and layout techniques students compare and contrast different presentation formats in advance of digital composition. Students will also explore methods for documenting and archiving their own work. In addition to presenting final work, students will also explore ways to present research, schematic analysis and precedent investigations.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI 242

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course studies mechanical, electrical, and plumbing technology and systems commonly employed in residential and commercial interiors. It will introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and basic components of these fields of engineering. This will enable students to integrate these building systems in their design work and communicate ideas effectively with project engineers and contractors. The course will include commonly used heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing piping and fixtures, fire sprinklers, electrical supply and distribution, smoke detection and fire alarm systems. Related mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes will also be discussed.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI-S201; Intended for majors only

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course will cover the business aspects of interior design, including firm management, client, and contractor relationships, project management, proposal writing, and market resourcing. In addition, students will be exposed to career planning practices, such as portfolio development, resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Tours of architectural and interior design firms will also be included.

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADI-S201

    Credits:

    4

    Description:

    This course covers the business aspects of interior design, including firm management, client, and contractor relationships, project management, proposal writing, and market resourcing. In addition, students will be exposed to career planning practices, such as portfolio development, resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Tours of architectural and interior design firms will also be included. Students may complete the required internship hours during or prior to taking this course. In the final stage of the class each participant will systematically analyze their experience of practice. They will compare and contrast the business models within which they have worked and present these to their peers.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S201, ADI S202, ADI S303, ADI S304, ADI S372

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course is designed to be the first part of the BFA Senior Studio in Interior Design. The senior ID project is intended as the culmination of the interior design studio sequence. It is an individual effort, supported by the studio faculty, that is inclusive of the entire design process from the programming phase through final design and documentation. The objective of part one, Senior Programming & Pre-Design, is for individual students to research, develop, and draft a program document which will guide their design work in part two, Senior Studio. Students will explore the possible project types and precedents, select and develop a client profile and program, and research and analyze an architectural site. Written and graphic analysis tools will be employed. The preliminary conceptual (pre-design) phase of work is also introduced.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S202 and ADI S303; senior BFA standing required. This course fulfills the Expanded Classroom Requirement

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    With the assistance of the faculty advisor, each student will identify an appropriate internship site with a local interior design firm. All interns are required to complete 120 hours of work/study within the semester, working a minimum of 8 hours per week under the direction of a qualified Interior Designer. Interns are expected to contribute to the host firm at a high level of design interaction. All interns will meet bi-weekly with the faculty advisor. The classroom seminars will reinforce new skills, share learning experiences, and answer questions or concerns. A firm site visit, production of firm profile, and participation in a professional organization are required within the seminar.

    Prerequisites:

    Consent of Program Director required.

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Directed Study/Studio allows students to pursue an in-depth research project in an area of particular interest, directed by a qualified faculty member. Available every semester.

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    An Independent Study provides the student with the opportunity to examine an issue of interest that falls outside the parameters of the existing curricula. The student will work on a one-on-one basis with a full time faculty member to realize a particular and well-defined goal. All proposals for Independent Study must be approved by the Dean's Office in advance of the beginning of the semester during which the work will be completed.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI-S101 and ADI-S110

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    Interior Design Communications teaches students how drawing media, observational drawing, perspective theory, color and design graphics can be integrated into the designer's process. In addition to exploring contrast, accent, reflection, shade and shadow, the course underscores the importance of freehand sketching as a tool to foster intellectual inquiry and convey design concepts to a wider audience. The course introduces students to manual and digital methods for composing work for conceptual expression, technical drawing presentation and portfolio purposes. Design comprises of a series of iterative steps where ideas, of increasing complexity, are conveyed with an increasing variety of visual tools. This course therefore introduces students to the techniques that designers employ in the process of creating interior spaces. Rather than merely illustrative devices, the course reveals how designers use drawings as tools. Like any tool, design communication requires practice and frequent application. The goal therefore, is to introduce a series of techniques that may be exercised in subsequent courses in order to convey ideas in studio and in design presentations.

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    Students will employ a range of computer programs used in the design industry. Exercises will introduce students to Building Information Modeling, vector graphics and raster file formats. 2D and 3D compositional and graphic principles will also be explored in order that students better understand the importance of file hierarchies and the efficient organization of digital workflow. Import and Export functions will to enable students to work between applications in order to integrate images, drawings and vector graphics into their design presentations. Vector graphics will also be employed to generate 3D artifacts using digital fabrication tools. Prior drafting, Raster and Vector graphic experience recommended.

    Prerequisites:

    Prior or concurrent drawing experience

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the systems of perspective developed during the Renaissance as a means of creating the illusion of 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional surface. Using 1-, 2-, and 3-point perspective, students will learn to effectively represent space. Basic drafting techniques and architectural scale are introduced. Both free-hand sketching and technical drawing methods will be emphasized. Manipulation of drawing through computerized scanning and digital photography included.

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course will provide students with an understanding of orthographic principles and their importance to spatial thinking and design communication. Students will produce manual drawings in order to manipulate scale. Students will employ Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software to create measured architectural plans, elevations and sections. The course will introduce students to file management skills and develop proficiency in using cloud based resources. Students will employ virtual workspaces to conduct work in, and out of class. Vector graphic software will also be used to compose work, manipulate technical drawings and illustrate plans and sections for portfolio use.

    Prerequisites:

    ADF-S152, ADI-S110 and ADI-S106

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This studio introduces students to basic design principles, design theory and concept development. Emphasis will be placed on design process, problem solving, spatial organization, anthropometrics, universal design awareness, and presentation techniques. Students will be given a series of projects of increasing complexity, utilizing and building upon the skills developed in the Foundation courses. Students will be expected to produce process diagrams, plans, elevations, models, and finish boards.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S201 AND ADF S102

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course addresses residential interior environments on a large scale. Students will develop client contact and programming skills. Emphasis will be placed on residential precedents, design process, human factors, accessibility, building codes, diagramming, spatial organization, detailing, presentation techniques, furnishings, finishes and lighting.

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    In this course, students will explore how physiological and psychological factors inform the design of space. Students participate in a series of design challenges that explore topics such as anthropometrics, ergonomics," and proxemics. The seven principles of universal design will be examined through a sequence of ""charrette"" exercises. Students will solicit input from User-Experts and employ a more inclusive design process to develop equitable design solutions. In doing so\"

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADI-S106 and ADI-S110 (Required) Take ADF-S101 (Recommended)

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    As a continuation of the Interior Design Communication course," students will develop proficiency in communicating aspects of the design process. These ""process"" skills include digital wireframe modeling and manual drawings enhanced by digital tools. Students will employ three-dimensional rendering software to enhance perspectives and create walk-through visualizations of their digital models. Movie editing software will be used to create multimedia presentations and students will learn to employ a variety of media formats for presenting their work."

    Prerequisites:

    ADI-S202 and ADI-S264

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This commercial design studio focuses on the design of work environments. Students will develop programming and space planning skills unique to these environments through a series of small- to medium-sized projects. Emphasis will be placed on commercial precedents, programming, design process, human factors, building codes, ADA, spatial organization, detailing, presentation techniques, office furniture systems, equipment, finishes, and lighting.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S201, ADI S264

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the design process as it applies to furniture, addressing furniture ergonomics, materials, construction techniques, manufacturing and design. Students will research selected topics, and design seating, work/service pieces and cabinetry. Emphasis will be placed on furniture precedents, research, design process, human factors, accessibility, detailing, documentation and presentation techniques.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI-S372, ADI-S303 and ADI-223

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This studio focuses on adaptive re-use and renovation of commercial interiors with attention given to historical buildings in the Boston area. Emphasis is on creative problem-solving methods and a philosophical approach to medium- and large-scale hospitality and retail design projects. Students will be required to incorporate the skills and knowledge gained throughout their studies to create a comprehensive project, including presentation drawings, models, material and furniture boards, and a set of construction documents and specifications.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S110 AND ADI S201

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    Building on the curriculum of Orthogonal Drawing, this course will explore in more detail the features of CAD and BIM software. Programs will be used as tools to draft, organize, and produce a set of construction documents. Students will complete a full set of contract documents.

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S201, ADI S202, ADI S303, ADI S304, ADI S305, ADI S372 AND ADI 398

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This studio course completes the undergraduate studio sequence in Interior Design. This final design studio emphasizes individual competence with respect to the total design process. Students will utilize the research and programming document produced in ADI 398, Senior Programming & Pre-Design, to develop a comprehensive design solution for their individual studio problem through schematics, design development, presentation drawings and specifications.

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    The student completes a directed study project, either studio (ADI S500) or non-studio (ADI 500)," under the supervision of an interior design faculty member. Please see ""Directed Study"" elsewhere in this catalog for details. All independent study projects must be approved by the individual faculty member\"

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S101 or ADF S501; and ADI S108 or ADI S508 or ADI S205

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    Interior Design Communications teaches students how drawing media, observational drawing, perspective theory, color and design graphics can be integrated into the designer's process. In addition to exploring contrast, accent, reflection, shade and shadow, the course underscores the importance of freehand sketching as a tool to foster intellectual inquiry and convey design concepts to a wider audience. The course introduces students to manual and digital methods for composing work for presentation and portfolio purposes.

    Prerequisites:

    Prior or concurrent drawing experience

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the systems of perspective developed during the Renaissance as a means of creating the illusion of 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional surface. Using 1-, 2-, and 3-point perspective, students will learn to effectively render the illusion of space. Students will learn a variety of creative architectural drawing techniques using various media, and both free-hand sketching and technical rendering methods will be emphasized.

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADI-S108 or ADI-S508 OR ADI-S205;

    Credits:

    3

    Description:

    To make ideas become reality, designers must create drawings that accurately communicate the finished project. This course will enable the student to produce 2-dimensional drawings that accurately depict the length, width, breadth, and height of the interior space, object, or project. Students will acquire the skills necessary for measured plans, elevations, and sections as well as isometric and axonometric drawing types. Both hand drafting and digital drawing techniques (CAD) will be included. Projects will be organized in increasing complexity as skills are mastered.