Interiors and Furnishings

IF 114 - Visual Presentations for Interiors

Prerequisite: Drafting knowledge strongly recommended -- An exploration of presentation tools, techniques and styles utilized in the interior decorating and design profession. Students will learn a variety of professional techniques and styles of color boards, blueprints and personal presentations, which will allow them to present their work in a professional manner.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 115 - Consumer Buying

A study of the selection of equipment and furnishings used in the home. Emphasis on financial management - use of credit, insurance, investments, and division of family income.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 117 - Housing and Home Furnishings

Selections and study of house plans; room arrangements, furniture, and furnishings with emphasis on aesthetic value.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 118 - Lighting Fundamentals

The student is introduced to basic human factors, color, and behavior of light. Lamps, fixtures, circuiting and floor planning will be discussed.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 126 - History of Furniture and Interiors

A study of interiors, furniture periods and furniture construction, from the 1700\'s to modern day. Course may include tours and speakers from local manufacturers, designers, or retailers.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 127 - Drawing Techniques

The students will broaden their drafting and free hand drawing skills along with quick rendering techniques that can be used when working with a customer presentation. Room plans, figures, furniture, textiles, and lettering styles are explored.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 128 - Space Planning

Prerequisite: IF 117 -- The study and application of the space planning process. Through involvement with a residential client, the student will develop a floor plan, electrical plan, dimension plan and a finish selection board. The emphasis is on developing a project from start to finish with a client. Commercial design will also be discussed.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 180 - Coop Education in Interiors and Furnishings I

Department Consent required. Students participate in a cooperative program of work and learning involving area employers. They work a minimum of 15 hours a week, under supervision at approved employment, and their performance is monitored by the instructor. In addition, attendance in the classroom is required one-hour a week, or equivalent. (Students must have the written permission of the appropriate cooperative education coordinator)
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 181 - Cooperative Education in Interiors and Furnishings

Prerequisite: IF 180. Students participate in a cooperative program of work and learning involving area employers. They work a minimum of 20-25 hours a week (245 total hours), under supervision at approved employment, and their performance is monitored by the coordinator. In addition, attendance in the classroom is required one-hour a week, or equivalent. (Students must have the written permission of the appropriate cooperative education coordinator before they register for this course.)
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 216 - Kitchen Design

An introduction to the kitchen design field. The student will study the concepts of space and design as it relates to kitchen layouts. Manual and computer application will be discussed. Recommended Skills: Basic knowledge of space planning and an understanding of plan drawings.
Course Fee: $10 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 217 - Office Design

An introduction to office layout and design which is another aspect of the interior design and decorating employment arena. The student will become aware of the differences in residential interior design verses office design. Commercial standards, materials, concepts, and furniture will be discussed.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 219 - Sewing for Interiors

An introduction to basic sewing ideas for the home. With the use of the serger and sewing machine, interior enhancements will be explored. The student is responsible for the supplies necessary for projects.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 228 - Computer Assisted Interior Design

Students learn to use computer generated graphics for interior design. They develop floor plans, elevations, and furniture arrangements; and design creations using terminology, techniques, and applications of Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 289 - Interiors Exploration: New York City

Department Consent Required. Classes and appointments during a stay in New York City provide for acquisition of first-hand knowledge of the interior furnishings industry and an opportunity for cultural enrichment. Students attend an orientation seminar, visit furniture, textile and accessory showrooms, visit a New York design studio and a museum, and complete a comparative merchandising analysis based on detailed observations.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

IF 290 - Interiors Exploration: Chicago

Department Consent Required. Classes and appointments during a stay in Chicago provide for acquisition of first-hand knowledge of the interior furnishings industry. Students attend an orientation seminar, visit a design school, the merchandise Mart and Apparel Center, as well as other appointments as they relate to the interiors industry. A comparative merchandising analysis will be developed based on detailed observation.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)