FCS 1313 Interior Design Graphics I
Prerequisite(s): Declared interior design major or consent of instructor.
Introduction to basic techniques of architectural drafting with an emphasis on industry standards, architectural symbols, lettering and line weights. Graphics will focus on interior floor plans, elevations, sections, details, and axonometric drawings. (2-4) (Fee)
FCS 1332 Fundamentals of Interior Design
Introduction to the elements and principles of design, their theories and applications related to the built environment, including programming, spatial relationships, materials and components, design styles, sustainability, universal design and an overview of the profession. (3-2) (Fee)
FCS 2314 Interior Design Graphics II
Prerequisite(s): FCS 1313
Introduction to perspective drawing as it relates to interior design with an emphasis on one and two point perspective techniques (both technical and free-hand) Fundamentals of space planning related to residential environments with application of standards and practices of universal design. (2-4) (Fee)
FCS 2315 Building Systems and Codes for Interiors
Prerequisite(s): FCS 1313 and 1332 or consent of instructor.
Study of building systems and methods, materials and environmental issues associated with construction. Study of building codes, standards, regulations, life safety, sustainability and accessibility guidelines and their impact on the design of the built environment. (3-0)
FCS 2316 Interior Design Graphics III
Prerequisite(s): FCS 2314; ART 1310, 1314 (or concurrent enrollment).
Introduction to visual presentation techniques including perspective, free-hand sketching, and rendering (with emphasis on color theory) in various graphic and design mediums. Digital techniques introduced. (0-6) (Fee)
FCS 2320 Materials and Finishes for Interiors
Prerequisite(s): FCS 2314, 2315, 2310 (or concurrent enrollment); ART 1314 recommended.
General analysis, selection, estimation, and application of materials and finishes in the design of components of the built environment including testing standards, specifications, color theory, textile applications, cultural and global influences. (3-3) (Fee)
FCS 2322 Computer Aided Drafting and Design I
Prerequisite(s): FCS 1313.
Emphasis on a broad range of two-dimensional computer aided drafting and design techniques for interiors as specified by industry standards. Including computer graphics, and various aspects of project management. (2-4) (Fee)
FCS 3198 Internship Seminar
Prerequisite(s): FCS 3326 or concurrent enrollment.
Study and preparation for the internship experience. Application of professional skills related to various forms of written communication, interview techniques, and ethics. Portfolio design and development. (1-0)
FCS 3313 History of Interiors I
Survey of architectural styles, interiors, furnishing, and the decorative arts related to major cultures from antiquity through the late 19th century.
FCS 3317 Lighting for Interiors
Prerequisite(s): FCS 2314.
Technical and psychological aspects of the illumination of interior environments that support human performance, environmental issues, aesthetic appeal, and the health, safety, and welfare of the user. (3-0)
FCS 3318 Interior Design Studio I
Prerequisite(s): FCS 2310, 2320, 2322; and credit or concurrent enrollment in FCS 3317. Successful completion of Sophomore Portfolio Review. FCS 3313 and 4313 recommended.
Application of design components for residential environments. Development of the design process with emphasis on research and programming, human factors, lifestyle concerns, environmental issues, special needs populations, and considerations of cultural, regional, and geographic influences. Includes material/finish specifications, budget application and team-based design solutions. (0-6) (Fee)
FCS 3322 Computer Aided Drafting and Design II
Prerequisite(s): FCS 2322.
Emphasis on three-dimensional computer-aided design techniques for interior design and presentation, focusing on computer-generated graphics and renderings using 3D modeling and presentation software.
FCS 3326 Interior Design Studio II
Prerequisite(s): FCS 3317, 3318, and credit or concurrent enrollment in FCS 3322.
ART 1316 recommended.
Application of design components for small-scale commercial projects, with strong emphasis on research, programming, conceptual development, creative problem solving, building codes, life safety, environmental issues, and ADA compliance. Includes estimation, specification, and applications of materials/finishes, lighting applications and team-based design solutions. (0-6) (Fee)
FCS 4313 History of Interiors II
Prerequisite(s): FCS 3313 or consent of instructor.
Survey of architectural styles, movements, influences, interiors, furnishings and the decorative arts from the late 19th century to the present in Europe and America. Strong emphasis on 20th century masters. (3-0)
FCS 4318 Interior Design Studio III
Prerequisite(s): FCS 3326 and credit or concurrent enrollment in FCS 3322.
Application of design components for large-scale commercial projects including open office systems, with increased emphasis on thorough research and programming, conceptual development, creative problem solving, application of building codes, environmental issues, and ADA compliance. Includes estimation, specification, and application of materials/finishes, lighting applications and team-based design solutions. (0-6) (Fee)
FCS 4320 Business Practices and Procedures for Interiors
Prerequisite(s): FCS 4318 or concurrent enrollment.
Business practices and procedures, ethics, and project coordination, licensure, and legal aspects related to the interior design profession. (3-0)
FCS 4333 Interior Design Studio IV (Capstone)
Prerequisite(s): FCS 4318, 4320.
A comprehensive senior level design studio that will provide an advanced integrative application of the design process resulting in complex design solutions and complete project documentation. Final portfolio presentation. (0-6) (Fee)
FCS 4398 Interior Design Internship
Prerequisite(s): FS 3198 and 3326. FCS 3322 recommended.
Supervised internship in an approved design related work environment. Minimum of 240 hours.
*** Note: A minimum grade of C is required in all courses for credit. Likewise, a minimum grade of C is required for all prerequisites before continuing on in the course sequence.