Tuesday – September 02, 2014

 

Interior Design
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
West Allis Campus
Program Code: 10-304-1


For information:

West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500


Overview
— Interior Design is a two-year associate degree program with a primary emphasis on developing the knowledge to create appropriate design solutions. Interior designers use creativity, technical knowledge and aesthetics to create solutions that improve the function and quality of interior environments. 

Coursework includes manual and CAD drawing, commercial and residential planning, design fundamentals and an overview of the design process. Additionally, students will be exposed to the interrelations of color, lighting and materials. Communication skills and presentation techniques assist students in obtaining entry-level employment in interior design. 

With an associate degree and four years of full-time work experience, graduates are eligible to take the NCIDQ exam and qualify for state licensing.


Career Outlook — In southeastern Wisconsin, the areas with growing career opportunities are kitchen and bath design and remodeling, and corporate and industrial facilities design. Additionally, graduates may be employed in architectural firms, furniture dealerships, furniture showrooms and design studios. The program introduces students to specialty areas including lighting design, hospitality design, color consulting and computer-aided drafting.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Develop design concepts
  • Visualize a design solution in three dimensions
  • Plan safe, efficient and functional spaces
  • Select and specify appropriate color, material and furnishing selections
  • Communicate effectively with clients, contractors and industry partners 
  • Make the appropriate color and finish selections
  • Justify design solutions orally and graphically


Preparation for Admission
— The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic computer skills or completion of COMPSW-106


Future Opportunities — If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.


Possible Careers:
Design Consultant
Interior Designer
Kitchen Designer
Residential Designer
Lighting Designer
Manufacturer's Representative


Related Program:
Architectural Technology


Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

INDSGN-100

Introduction to Interior Design

3

 

(1)

 

INDSGN-102

Basic Architectural Drawing

3

 

(1)

 

INDSGN-104

Interior Elements of Building Construction

3

 

(1)

 

INDSGN-106

Materials and Furniture Design

3

 

(2)

 

INDSGN-108

Residential Studio ‡

3

 

(2)

 

INDSGN-110

Advanced Architectural Drawing ‡

3

 

(2)

 

INDSGN-112

Textiles: Science, Application and Design

2

 

(2)

 

INDSGN-114

Color and Light ‡

3

 

(3)

 

INDSGN-116

Kitchen and Bath Design ‡

3

 

(3)

 

INDSGN-118

Commercial Studio ‡

3

 

(3)

INDSGN-120

Professional Practice and Field Experience ‡

3

(3)

INDSGN-122

Styles of Furniture and Architecture ‡

3

(4)

INDSGN-124

Advanced Commercial Studio ‡

3

(4)

INDSGN-126

Trends in Interior Design ‡

3

(4)

INDSGN-128

Designer/Client Relationships

3

(4)

INDSGN-130

Portfolio Development and Application ‡

2

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

(or) Any 200-series ECON course

 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 


MATH-107


College Mathematics 


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series MATH course

 

 

 


NATSCI-167


Science of Technology


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

 

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

 

 


ELECTIVES


Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed    

     
     3


 

 

 

COMART-107

Digital Imaging — Adobe Photoshop 

 

PHOTO-101

Digital Fundamental Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 70

 

Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.