RESEARCH METHODS, PART 2

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This course is the second in a series of research methods exposing students to a variety of ways to obtain new knowledge that directly relates to their thesis. Practical research methods and writing are studied. Students’ research will be reviewed and critiqued by faculty.

GRADUATE SEMINAR, PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

6.5 Units

Last in the three part series, this course concentrates on professional practices and explores major areas related to the practice of interior design and the designer’s role in the organization and management of the firm. Legal documents and issues related to professional practice will be discussed. Individuals from the profession will be guest speakers, and there will be panel discussions from designers in the industry. Field trips to workrooms, fabricators and design resources are part of this seminar. Course will include lecture, field trips and workshops.

DESIGN PROJECT, PART 3

7.5 Units

Students finalize their capstone project. Incorporation of the capstone project into the student’s portfolio will culminate in a student exhibit of this capstone project. Opening of the exhibit will include a student verbal presentation of the capstone project, which may include multi media effects. The presentation will be followed by a reception where students, faculty and friends are invited.

RESEARCH METHODS, PART 3

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The final in a series of three classes on preparation of research for the student’s final thesis project and paper. Emphasis is placed on proper formatting of the document in integrating course work for the preparation of the written thesis document and final project.

REVIT ARCHITECTURE

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This course teaches the concepts and tools of Revit, a building information modeling program for architects and interior designers. Students are introduced to Revit’s powerful 3D model organization for visualization, presentation, and creation of construction documents. Instruction demonstrates how this unique software enables design professionals to save time and reduce errors as design changes are automatically coordinated throughout the entire model and drawing set.

DIGITAL PRESENTATION

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Digital Presentation (Using TinkerCad, InDesign & SketchUp’s Fly-through Animation) This course introduces the student to three software programs. The first four weeks teaches the student to design with a 3D Printer. The second four weeks teaches the student InDesign, a publishing software program and the final four weeks develops the student’s ability to create video animation with SketchUp’s Fly-through Animation.

KITCHEN/BATH

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Design and plan safe and effective kitchens and bathrooms; utilize key industry information and planning guidelines based on historical review, current industry environment, future trends, consumer lifestyles, research, building codes and current industry practices.

CAREER STUDY

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Internship with professional designers. Learning goals are set and a professor works with the student on a weekly basis to discuss the student’s progress. Prerequisite: Faculty consent.

SENIOR STUDIO

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An advanced studio teaching the student to solve problems of a complex nature. Developing the spatial envelope of a multilevel space for a mixed use project, students will design the space using concepts and skills learned in prior studios. The course includes lectures, demonstrations and critiques of works-in-progress. Digital boards and construction documents are created in this class.