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Interior Design

Interior Design : Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

101 INTERIOR DESIGN LABORATORY – (CSU) 1 UNIT
Prerequisite: None | Lab: 2 hrs
Designed to reinforce lectures presented in Interior Design classes. Emphasis is placed on applying design principles to projects using selected computer applications.

102 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs
Lecture course introduces the field of interior design including the elements and principles of design as applied to color, textiles, finishes, space planning, furniture and lighting selection. Introduces basic digital drafting techniques and overview of American with Disabilities Act and Green Codes. Products, services, career options and a brief history of interior design are covered.

103 HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS I – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs
This course covers the development of architecture and interiors from the prehistoric era through the 17th century. Students study religious, political, social, and historical influences in the shaping of architecture and interior design. The class presents the story of architecture and interior design in a social and cultural context with the underlying theme of building technologies.

104 HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS II – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Advisory: INTRDGN 103 | Lecture: 3 hrs
This course covers the development of architecture and interiors from the 18th Century to the Present. Students study religious, political, social, and historical influences in the shaping of architecture and interior design. The class presents the story of architecture and interior design in a social and cultural context with the underlying theme of building technologies. 

106 DIGITAL DRAFTING FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Advisory: MM 100 | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs
This lecture and lab course introduces the fundamentals of drafting and visual communications for interior design and architecture using computer software. Skills are taught in computer aided design and drafting and computer graphic communication techniques for the built environment using two and three-dimensional computer drawing software. The fundamentals of computer model building, sketching, digital drawing and rendering methods and spatial comprehension are covered.

107 COLOR THEORY & DESIGN – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Advisory: INTRDGN 102 | Lecture: 3 hrs
This course covers the developments and use of color as it relates to interior design as well as the psychology of color, texture and light effects, the historic value of color, color trends past and present, and color in residential and commercial interior design.

108 RESIDENTIAL SPACE PLANNING – (CSU) 4 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 4 hrs
This lecture and lab course covers developing schematic space-planning solutions for residential interiors including assimilating client program information, barrier-free kitchens and bathrooms design, American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and CALGreen requirements using Building nformation Modeling (BIM) techniques to develop interior design solutions.

109 COMMERCIAL SPACE PLANNING – (CSU) 4 UNITS
Advisory: INTRDGN 108 | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 4 hrs
This lecture and lab course covers developing schematic space-planning solutions for commercial office interiors including assimilating client program information, barrier-free kitchens and bathrooms design, American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and CALGreen requirements using Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques to develop interior design solutions.

110 LIGHTING DESIGN – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Advisory: INTRDGN 102 | Lecture: 3 hrs
This course covers lighting basics, sources of light, lighting hardware, lighting applications, lighting specifications, lighting as an art and natural daylighting. Residential and commercial lighting design are covered.

​111 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Advisory: INTRDGN 102 | Lecture: 3 hrs
This course covers an overview of sustainable building design including strategies for reducing the energy footprint of buildings, rainwater harvesting, graywater recycling, passive heating and cooling techniques, solar orientation, green roofs, wind energy, daylighting, indoor air quality, and material evaluation and specification. The interior design profession's ethical responsibility to design spaces that sustain our natural resources and working with green building certification programs is also covered.

114 INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS, STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs
This course covers specifications of paints, finishes, flooring materials, both hard and soft, walls, ceilings, moldings, doors, and windows for residential and commercial applications. Students learn about interior products for durability, health, environmental, sustainability, and American Disability Act considerations.

115 BUILDING CODES FOR INTERIORS – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Advisory: INTRDGN 102 | Lecture: 3 hrs
This course covers the latest codes and standards pertinent to interior designers and architects with emphasis on how residential and commercial building designs and finishes are affected by various building, accessibility, and green codes. Topics include the most recent International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), International Green Construction Code (IGCC), the CALGreen Code (Title 24 - Part 11), the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and relevant Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) codes.

116 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING FOR INTERIOR DESIGN I – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs
This beginner lecture and laboratory course introduces Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Interior Design. Students will use BIM techniques and apply the elements and principles of interior design to create a residential or commercial building on a computer complete with floor plans, sections, elevations, details, schedules and renderings.

117 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING FOR INTERIOR DESIGN II – (CSU) 3 UNITS
Advisory: INTRDGN 116 | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs
Lecture and laboratory teaches advanced topics in Building Information Modeling (BIM) for interior design and architecture. Students utilize computer modeling techniques to apply the elements and principles of design to create architectural and interior drawings and a Building Information Model of a residential or commercial building. Daylighting and building energy analysis, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems, as well as CALGreen and ADA code compliance are reviewed.

Contact Us

James Lemmon

Assistant Professor of Interior Design
 

AMP Building, 202-D

(818) 833-3358

lemmonjp@lamission.edu

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