# Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

The B.S. in Interior Design integrates knowledge from the arts and the physical and social sciences with behavioral and technical studies in human factors and wellbeing, building codes and regulations, sustainability, business practices, and interior design theory. The interior design program is a CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited program that addresses multidisciplinary design processes used in the creation of interior space. This curriculum emphasizes the relationships between the aesthetic, behavioral, and technological concerns in the creation of responsive interior environments. Career opportunities are available in commercial and residential interior design firms, architectural and multidisciplinary design firms, facilities management, material manufacturers, retail furniture establishments, government and community agencies, and design studios. Majors in this program can also prepare for advanced degrees in related areas of design, such as interior design, architecture, construction management, facilities management, or product design.

## Requirements

**Creative Core.****Pathways.**One (1) course:- SOAD-A 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising

# SOAD-A 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Explores the fields of art, design, and merchandising within the contemporary landscape of creating and making. Identifies where these disciplines have mutually reinforcing values and opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Provides a common experience for art, design and merchandising students.

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**Color.**One (1) course:- SOAD-A 101 Creative Core: Color

# SOAD-A 101 Creative Core: Color

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Explores color's fundamental principles and formal elements; its contextual meanings and sociological connotations; and its significance within the fields of art, design and merchandising. Cultivates visual sensitivity, develops aesthetic knowledge and the production of creative work through studio practices.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of SOAD-A 101 or FINA-F 102.

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**Cross-Disciplinary Workshops.**One (1) course:- SOAD-A 211 Cross-Disciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising

# SOAD-A 211 Cross-Disciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- A variable topic studio course that focuses on skill development and technical manipulation of materials within the specific traditions of a particular discipline. Emphasizes fundamental principles of art and design within a discipline. Designed around a variable topic such as image, time, narrative, space, materials, and markets.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum total of 12 credit hours in SOAD-A 111 and SOAD-A 211.

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**Interior Design Studio.****Beginning Studio.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 170 Interior Design Studio I

# SOAD-D 170 Interior Design Studio I

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Focus on critical and analytical ability, reasoned understanding and rational application of design elements and principles, development of vocabulary, attitudes, and skills basic to design and interior design.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of SOAD-D 170 or SOAD-D 168.

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**Intermediate Studio.****Interior Design Studio II.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 271 Interior Design Studio II

# SOAD-D 271 Interior Design Studio II

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- A grade of C- or higher in SOAD-D 168 or SOAD-D 170; and SOAD-D 264; or consent of Area
- Description
- Introduction to design processes, technical requirements (e.g., stairs), space planning, and design graphics through residential design projects.

**Interior Design Studio III.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 272 Interior Design Studio III

# SOAD-D 272 Interior Design Studio III

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- A grade of C- or higher in SOAD-D 271 and SOAD-D 264; or consent of Area
- Description
- Introduction to programming, technical requirements (e.g., code and accessibility guidelines), and evidence-based design through commercial design projects.

**Vertical Studio.**Six (6) credit hours:- SOAD-D 374 Interior Design Vertical Studio

# SOAD-D 374 Interior Design Vertical Studio

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- A grade of C- or higher in SOAD-D 272; and in SOAD-D 267 or SOAD-D 277
- Notes
- Course fee required
- Description
- Introduction to team-based design strategies in response to interdisciplinary, technical, spatial, environmental, and culturally framed design problems, with special emphasis on socio-economic conditions, diverse populations, and global contexts.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

**Technical Studio.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 375 Interior Design Technical Studio

# SOAD-D 375 Interior Design Technical Studio

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- A grade of C- or higher in SOAD-D 272; and in SOAD-D 267 or SOAD D-277
- Notes
- Course fee required
- Description
- Application of building codes, construction methods and materials, specification, lighting, and building systems to the design of interior space. Course fees and field trips required.

**Capstone Studio.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 475 Interior Design Capstone Studio

# SOAD-D 475 Interior Design Capstone Studio

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- A grade of C- or higher in SOAD-D 374 and SOAD-D 375
- Notes
- Course fee required
- Description
- Individual development of technically, culturally, and evidence-based design solutions to complex design problems.

**Interior Design History and Theory.****Design Methods.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 263 Design Methods

# SOAD-D 263 Design Methods

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-D 168 or AMID-D 168 with a grade of C- or higher
- Description
- Introduction to the basic techniques of design research and evaluation, emerging trends in design thinking, and state-of-the-art design methodologies.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-D 263 or SOAD-D 263.

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**Design History.****Design History I.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 321 Design History I

# SOAD-D 321 Design History I

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Survey of design history from prehistoric times to the Gothic era with emphasis on architecture, interiors, furniture, material culture, decorative arts, and art. Introduction to culturally appropriate frameworks for understanding design and designed objects.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of SOAD-D 321 or SOAD-D 261.

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**Design History II.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 322 Design History II

# SOAD-D 322 Design History II

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Survey of design history from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century with emphasis on architecture, interiors, furniture, material culture, decorative arts, and art. Introduction to culturally appropriate frameworks for understanding design and designed objects.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of SOAD-D 322 or SOAD-D 262.

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**Design History III.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 323 Design History III

# SOAD-D 323 Design History III

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Survey of design history from the twentieth century to the present with emphasis on architecture, interiors, furniture, material culture, decorative arts, and art. Introduction to culturally appropriate frameworks for understanding design and designed objects.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of SOAD-D 323 or SOAD-D 268.

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**Interior Design Practice and Technical Knowledge.****Digital Architectural Drawing.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 264 Digital Architectural Drawing

# SOAD-D 264 Digital Architectural Drawing

- Credits
- 3–4 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Basic 2D and 3D drawing and modeling skills for professional practice of interior architectural design using professional, industry standard software: document and database generation, computer-aided drafting, modeling and design.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-D 264 or SOAD-D 264.

**Materials and Components of Interior Design.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 267 Materials and Components of Interior Design

# SOAD-D 267 Materials and Components of Interior Design

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- A grade of C- or higher in SOAD-D 168 or SOAD-D 170; and in SOAD-D 264; or consent of department
- Notes
- Course fee required
- Description
- Provides basic understanding of the appropriate use of materials specified for the interior environment. Particular emphasis placed on the vital role interior designers play in providing for the health, safety, and welfare of those inhabiting interior spaces.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of SOAD-D 267 or SOAD-D 277.

**Building Detailing and Systems.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 360 Building Detailing and Systems

# SOAD-D 360 Building Detailing and Systems

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-D 272
- Notes
- Course fee required
- Description
- Survey of sustainability and building systems related to thermal comfort, well-being, acoustics, electrical and communication systems, and water and waste systems. Develops a basic understanding of systems, specifications, and details.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of SOAD-D 360 or SOAD-D 302.

**Lighting Interior Spaces.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 366 Lighting Interior Spaces

# SOAD-D 366 Lighting Interior Spaces

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Grade of C- or higher in SOAD-D 271, SOAD-D 272; and MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117, MATH-J 113, MATH-M 106, MATH-M 118, MATH-M 119, MATH-M 211, MATH-S 118, MATH-S 211, MATH-V 118, or MATH-V 119
- Notes
- Course fee required
- Description
- Introduction to the general principles, factors, and techniques of interior lighting, including planning, analysis, calculation methods, and aesthetics in the commercial and residential contexts.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of SOAD-D 366 or SOAD-D 336.

**Professional Practices and Documentation.**One (1) course:- SOAD-D 369 Professional Practices and Documentation in Interior Design

# SOAD-D 369 Professional Practices and Documentation in Interior Design

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Grade of C- or higher in SOAD-D 272
- Notes
- Course fee required
- Description
- Survey of business procedures and practices and of professional values and standards for interior designers. Practice in construction specification writing, drawing referencing, and the relationship of drawings in integrated construction documents.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of SOAD-D 369 or SOAD-D 469.

**Interior Design Electives.**Six (6) credit hours- SOAD-D 201 3D Modeling for Design and Digital Fabrication
- SOAD-D 202 Interior Visualization
- SOAD-D 203 Green Building Concepts and Technologies
- SOAD-D 290 Special Topics in Interior Design
- SOAD-D 300 Design, Culture, Context, and Diversity
- SOAD-D 394 Advanced Digital Architectural Drawing
- SOAD-D 485 Advanced Special Topics in Interior Design
- SOAD-X 373 Internship in Professional Practice
- SOAD-X 490 Independent Study in Interior Design

# SOAD-D 201 3D Modeling for Design and Digital Fabrication

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Principles of 3D modeling applied across subject-specific design boundaries. Studio methods for solving 3D geometric problems from technical drawings and models. Students create free-form curves, surfaces, and solids employed in interior design, fashion design, furniture design and digital fabrication using software such as Rhinoceros NURBS and digital fabrication equipment.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-D 201 or SOAD-A 201.

# SOAD-D 202 Interior Visualization

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Drawing techniques focusing on creative/inventive sketching and rendering for interior design. Both freehand and digital techniques will be explored. Students will use the language of drawing to improve the process of conceptual design, design development, visualization, and communication.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-D 202 or SOAD-D 202.

# SOAD-D 203 Green Building Concepts and Technologies

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Online course that examines topics related to green building design and technologies, including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and LEED Exam preparation.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-D 203 or SOAD-D 203.

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# SOAD-D 290 Special Topics in Interior Design

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Selected topics in an area of interior design. Topics will vary.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours in AMID-D 290 and SOAD-D 290.

# SOAD-D 300 Design, Culture, Context, and Diversity

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- A grade of C- or higher in SOAD-D 272; and in SOAD-D 321 or SOAD-D 322 or SOAD-D 323; or instructor consent
- Description
- In-depth exploration of the relationship between design, systems thinking, culture, social issues, and diversity.

# SOAD-D 394 Advanced Digital Architectural Drawing

- Credits
- 3–4 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- Course fee required
- Description
- Advanced CAD visualization for professional design practice: three-dimensional modeling and visualization, image processing, animation, and multimedia presentation.

# SOAD-D 485 Advanced Special Topics in Interior Design

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- Consent of instructor
- Description
- Advanced selected topics in an area of interior design. Topics will vary.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in AMID-D 485, AMID-D 490, and SOAD-D 485.

# SOAD-X 373 Internship in Professional Practice

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- SOAD major; completion of at least 26 credit hours; and consent of instructor. For merchandising and/or fashion design experience, SOAD-A 100, SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 209; for interior design experience, SOAD-D 272 or AMID-D 272
- Description
- Provides SOAD majors an off-campus supervised and coordinated career-work experience in a cooperating business, a consumer agency, or other related fields.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours in AMID-F 403, AMID-R 321, AMID-X 373, AMID-X 376, AMID-X 476, AMID-Y 398, SOAD-X 373, SOAD-X 376, and SOAD-X 476.
- Grading
- S/F grading.

# SOAD-X 490 Independent Study in Interior Design

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-D 168 or AMID-D 168; and 6 additional credit hours in interior design (SOAD-D); and consent of instructor
- Description
- Review, discussion, and evaluation of current trends and issues in interior design; analysis of research.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in AMID-D 480, AMID-X 490, and SOAD-X 490.

**Addenda Requirements*.****Mathematics.**One (1) course:- MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
- MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
- MATH-M 106 The Mathematics of Decision and Beauty
- MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
- MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
- MATH-M 211 Calculus I
- MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
- MATH-S 211 Honors Calculus I
- MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications (approved topic: "Finite Math in Action; Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences; Finite and Consumer Mathematics")
- MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I (approved topic: "Applied Brief Calculus I for the Life Sciences")

# MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II

- Credits
- 2
- Prerequisites
- MATH-D 116 or consent of the department
- Notes
- MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117 is a two-course sequence
- Description
- Topics for the course are taken from MATH-M 118. Credit for the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in Mathematical Modeling or the College's N&M Breadth of Inquiry requirement will be given only upon completion of both MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117 with a passing grade.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- MATH-J 112 with a grade of C- or higher; or consent of department
- Notes
- For Groups students only. MATH-J 113 can count toward the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in mathematical modeling and the College of Arts and Sciences natural and mathematical sciences Breadth of Inquiry requirement for Groups studentsï»¿
- Description
- A survey of calculus.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-M 106 The Mathematics of Decision and Beauty

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an ALEKS score of 35 or higher, or successful completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111.
- Description
- Mathematics of art (symmetry and perspective), music (scales, tuning and rhythm), and decision-making (voting, game theory, graph theory). Emphasis on conceptual and geometric modes of mathematical reasoning, with group- and activity-based learning in a smaller class format.

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# MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111
- Description
- Sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected values. Linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 025 or MATH-M 027
- Description
- Introduction to calculus. Primarily for students from business and the social sciences.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-M 211 Calculus I

- Credits
- 4
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus, and trigonometry as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 027
- Description
- Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications.
- Repeatability
- A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Hutton Honors College membership
- Notes
- R: To be successful students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111
- Description
- Designed for students of outstanding ability in mathematics. Covers all material of MATH-M 118 and additional topics from statistics and game theory. Computers may be used in this course, but no previous experience is assumed.

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# MATH-S 211 Honors Calculus I

- Credits
- 4
- Prerequisites
- Hutton Honors College membership or consent of department
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus and trigonometry as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 027
- Description
- Designed for students of outstanding ability, who are considering further study in mathematics. Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications, with emphasis placed on theory.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-M 211, MATH-S 211, or MATH-V 119.

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# MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111
- Description
- Sets, counting, basic probability, linear modelling, and other discrete topics. Applications to various areas depending on topic. Possibilities include social and biological sciences and consumer mathematics.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 025 or MATH-M 027
- Description
- Introduction to calculus. Variable topic course with emphasis on non-business topics and applications. The topic(s) will be listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester.
- Repeatability
- A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-M 211, MATH-S 211, or MATH-V 119.

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**Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.****Major GPA.**A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.**Major Minimum Grade.**Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.**Major Upper Division Credit Hours.**At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.**Major Residency.**At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

##### Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

- Any course at the 100-499 level with the
`SOAD-D`

subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent - Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
- Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

- Minor in Interior Design Studies (INDSNSTMIN)

The Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

**College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours.**At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.**Upper Division Courses.**At least 36 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.**College Residency.**Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.**College GPA.**A College grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required.**CASE Requirements.**The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:- CASE Foundations
- CASE Breadth of Inquiry
- CASE Culture Studies
- Diversity in the United States: 1 course
- Global Civilizations and Cultures: See the CASE Foreign Language section

- CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
- CASE Foreign Language: Choose from:
- A single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework.
- Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the first year of college-level coursework and the following:
- CASE Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course

- CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
- CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course

**Major.**Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also successfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.