Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences


Interior Design Course Descriptions

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

1332 Fundamentals of Interior Design TCCNS: ARTS 1320

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, and universal design; and an overview of the profession. (3-2) Fee

2314 Interior Design Graphics II

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in 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

2315 Building Systems and Codes for Interiors

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FCS 1313 and 1332; or consent of instructor.

Study of building systems and methods, materials, and environmental issues associated with construction; building codes, standards, regulations, life safety, sustainability, and accessibility guidelines; and their impact on the design of the built environment. (3-0)

2316 Interior Design Graphics III

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FCS 2314; ART 1310 and 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

2320 Materials and Finishes for Interiors

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FCS 2314, 2315; and credit with a minimum grade of C

or concurrent enrollment in FCS 2310; 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, and cultural and global influences. (3-3) Fee

2322 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design I

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FCS 1313.

Emphasis on a broad range of two-dimensional computer-aided drafting and design techniques for interiors as specifi ed by industry standards, including computer graphics and various aspects of project management. (2-4) Fee

3198 Internship Seminar

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in 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)

3313 History of Interiors I

Survey of architectural styles, interiors, furnishings, and the decorative arts related to major cultures from antiquity through the late 19th century. (3-0)

3317 Lighting for Interiors

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in 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)

3318 Interior Design Studio I

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FCS 2310, 2320, 2322; and credit with a minimum grade of C 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 behavior, lifestyle concerns, environmental issues, special needs populations; and consideration of cultural, regional, and geographic influences. Includes material/finish specifications, budget application, and team-based design solutions. (0-6) Fee

3322 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design II

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in 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. (2-4) Fee

3326 Interior Design Studio II

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FCS 3317, 3318; and credit with a minimum grade of C

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, specifi cation, and applications of materials/finishes, lighting applications, and team-based design solutions. (0-6) (Fee)

3350 Individual and Family Financial Management

Study of individual and family financial decisions, planning and management. (3-0)

3375 Consumer Housing and Practices

Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing.

Consumer approach to housing decisions for various lifestyles and stages of the family life cycle. Focus on planning, building, and decorating a living space to enhance its function, efficiency, and aesthetics.

4313 History of Interiors II

Prerequisite(s): Upper level standing.

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)

4318 Interior Design Studio III

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FCS 3326 and credit with a minimum grade of C 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 material/finishes, lighting applications, and

team-based design solutions. (0-6) (Fee)

4320 Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FCS 4318 or concurrent enrollment.

Business practices and procedures, ethics, project coordination, licensure, and legal aspects related to the interior design profession. (3-0)

4333 Interior Design Studio IV (Capstone)

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FCS 4318 and 4320.

A comprehensive capstone 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

4340 Resource Management

Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing.

Emphasis on a systems approach to time, energy, and resource management. Strategies for maximizing management infl uences on individual and family welfare. Designed to include occupational competencies and analyze career and job opportunities. (3-0)

4398 Interior Design Internship

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FCS 3198 and 3326. FCS 3322 recommended.

Supervised internship in an approved design-related work environment. Minimum of 240

hours.