Courses Offered by the Program

Housing and Interior Design (HID) courses

  • HID 140 Fundamentals of Design and Interiors

    Art principles and elements applied to interior environments. Projects will expose the student to interior design skills, basic drafting techniques, design terminology, space planning, materials and applications. Interior design as a profession will be discussed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • HID 201 Studio I

    Prerequisite: HID 140.

    Space planning and design for both residential design and commercial design. This course will cover interior design specifications, material, and green design.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Fall
  • HID 202 Studio II

    Prerequisite: HID 140 and HID 201 and HID 208.

    Residential design projects with emphasis on color and light, presentation techniques as well as universal design.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Spring
  • HID 208 CAD for Interior Design

    Prerequisite: HID 140 or TCM 221.

    An overview of AutoCAD, SketchUp, and other relevant software. Both 2- and 3- dimensional aspects are covered in order to design a structure. Design project required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • HID 241 Residential Design I

    Prerequisite: HID 140 or concurrent enrollment.

    The design of a residence including the drawing of floor plans and the study of both structural and decorative aspects. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • HID 300 Special Topics in Housing and Interior Design

    Selected topics of contemporary interest in housing and interior design. Offered when resources and demand allow. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours when topics change. Variable Content Course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • HID 302 Housing and Interior Design Study Tour

    Study of and visits to museums, international hospitality tours, historic sites, trade shows, conferences, and conventions related to the interior design industry. May be taken for a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • HID 303 Studio III

    Prerequisite: HID 241.

    Kitchen and bath designs and materials, preparing for the National Kitchen and Bath Association certification. Addresses kitchen and bath systems, products, and planning. Also, drawing, design principles, project and business management for kitchen and bath.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Fall
  • HID 304 Studio IV

    Prerequisite: HID 201.

    Hotel, restaurant and healthcare design. The interior design of lounges and public dining facilities, guest lodging facilities from urban hotels to resorts, hospital and healthcare interior design using codes and universal design principles.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Spring
  • HID 325 Pre-Internship Seminar

    Prerequisite: HID 201 or concurrent enrollment; and HID 241.

    Sourcing and acquisition of an internship are examined. Includes resume writing, phone, email and correspondence etiquette, and interview skills.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall
  • HID 340 Sustainable Design

    Examines sustainable design and building practices employed in residential and commercial structures.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HID 344 Historical Design Pre 19th Century

    Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance art, furnishings, and decorative design with emphasis on historical relevance for the 21st century.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • HID 346 Historical Design: 19th - 21st Century

    An overview of interiors, furnishings, and related structure design during the 19th - 21st century with emphasis on historical relevancy for the 21st century.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • HID 400 Problems in Housing and Interior Design

    Independent study for those who wish additional work in specific subject areas.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • HID 405 Studio V

    Prerequisite: HID 140.

    Retail design and display and presentation techniques design from store planning to merchandise display.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Fall
  • HID 406 Studio VI

    Prerequisite: HID 208.

    Advanced presentation techniques, digital portfolio and models.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Spring
  • HID 408 Computer Applications for Interior Design

    Prerequisite: HID 208.

    Various computer programs with an emphasis on presentation and portfolios.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Spring
  • HID 424 Business Practices

    Prerequisite: HID 201 and HID 405 and LAW 231 and ACC 201; and 90 hours.

    Business principles and practices of interior design and Senior Show.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Spring
  • HID 441 National Council of Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) and Senior Show

    Prerequisite: HID 201 and HID 405; and 90 hours.

    Study of NCIDQ written and practical exams.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Spring
  • HID 499 Internship in Interior Design

    Prerequisite: HID 201 and HID 241 and HID 325.

    Off-campus, supervised experiences in a cooperative program with a kitchen and bath and/or interior design firm. The student is required to attend a beginning orientation, maintain weekly journals, communication with their faculty advisor and complete the assigned academic work and project appropriate to the experience. The student must work a minimum of 240 hours for a 4 credit hour internship and a minimum of 320 hours for a 6 credit hour internship.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    4-6Summer, Upon demand