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Minor in Interior Design Studies (Minors) (INDSNSTMIN)Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.

Description

The minor provides students with a broad, introductory exposure to topics foundational to interior design (including studio-based design problem-solving, design history, and design communications), as well as the opportunity either to study additional topics in an exploratory way, or to gain more focused experience with a specific topic area of their choice.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Courses.
    1. Beginning Studio. One (1) course from the .
      • Focus on critical and analytical ability, reasoned understanding and rational application of design elements and principles, development of vocabulary, attitudes, and skill basic to design and interior design. Course fee required. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 168 or SOAD-D 168. (3 credit hours.)
    2. Architectural Drawing. One (1) course from the .
      • 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. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 264 or SOAD-D 264. (3–4 credit hours.)
  2. Intermediate Studio. Two (2) courses from the .
    • P: Grade of C- or higher in AMID-D 168 and AMID-D 264, or in SOAD-D 168 and SOAD-D 264; or consent of department. Fundamentals of drawing and rendering in two and three dimensions, presentation methods, and design practices. Emphasis on residential design. Course fee required. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 271 or SOAD-D 271. (3–4 credit hours.)
    • P: Grade of C- or higher in AMID-D 168 and AMID-D 264, or in SOAD-D 168 and SOAD-D 264; or consent of department. Introduction to fundamentals of space design for human activity; space standards, programming, and graphic communication. Emphasis on commercial design. Course fee required. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 272 or SOAD-D 272. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 272 or SOAD-D 272. (3–4 credit hours.)
  3. Interior Design History and Theory. One (1) course from the .
    • P: Grade of C- or higher in AMID-D 168 or SOAD-D 168; or consent of department. A survey of the history of design at three scales: architecture, interiors, and furniture design. The underlying concepts behind historically prominent work, and the commonalities of design at different scales, will be reviewed. Throughout the course, students will cultivate their own visual memory to guide their design thinking and work. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 365 or SOAD-D 365. (3 credit hours.)
  4. Advanced Electives. Two (2) courses from the .
    • P: AMID-D 271 and AMID-D 272; or SOAD-D 271 and SOAD-D 272. Develops the graphic skills necessary in the construction industry and a basic understanding of construction drawings, codes, specifications, and details. Practice in construction specification writing, drawing referencing, and the relationship of drawings in an overall plan. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 302 or SOAD-D 302. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: Completion of the English composition requirement. Introduction to critical writings and writing on the subject of art and design and critical analysis of art and design. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 304 or SOAD-D 304. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: Grade of C- or higher in AMID-D 271, AMID-D 272, SOAD-D 271, or SOAD-D 272; and MATH-M 118 or equivalent. Introduction to the general principles, factors, and techniques of interior lighting, including planning, analysis, calculation methods, and aesthetics in the residential context. Field trips required. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 335 or SOAD-D 335. (1.5 credit hours.)
    • P: Grade of C- or higher in AMID-D 335 or SOAD-D 335. Introduction to the general principles, factors, and techniques of interior lighting, including planning, analysis, calculation methods, and aesthetics in the commercial design context. Field trips required. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 336 or SOAD-D 336. (1.5 credit hours.)
    • Examines strategies around human-centered design as a means of tackling large-scale problems for people throughout the developing world. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 375 or SOAD-D 375 (3 credit hours.)
    • P: Grade of C- or higher in AMID-D 264 or SOAD-D 264. Course fee required. Advanced CAD visualization for professional design practice: three-dimensional modeling and visualization, image processing, animation, and multimedia presentation. Credit given for only one of AMID-D 394 or SOAD-D 394. (3–4 credit hours.)
    • P: Consent of department. Advanced selected topics in an area of interior design. Topics will vary. 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. (1–3 credit hours.)
    • P: Grade of C- or higher in AMID-D 168 or SOAD-D 168; and 6 additional credit hours in interior design; and consent of department. Review, discussion, and evaluation of current trends and issues in interior design; analysis of research. 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. (1–3 credit hours.)
  5. GPA, Minimum Grade, and Other Requirements. Each of the following:
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.