Cape Fear Community College

Interior Design

Interior Design Curriculum Description:

The Interior Design curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of job opportunities in the field of both residential and non-residential interior design. The focus of the studies is technical knowledge, professional practices, and aesthetic principles.

Curriculum content includes residential and non-residential interior design, architectural drafting, computer-aided design, and universal design. Also included are basic design, history of interiors and furnishings, color theory, products, business practices, graphic presentations, and general education courses.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs including residential and commercial design, set design, showroom design, and sales positions for furniture, textiles and accessories, and all business dealing with interiors.

Developmental Studies
ENG 075 (asset test score, 23-34) MAT 060 (asset test score on numerical skills, 23-41)
ENG 085 (asset test score, 35-38) MAT 070 (asset test score on elementary algebra, 23-37)
ENG 095 (asset test score, 39-41)  

INTERIOR DESIGN Credits Contact
Hours
FALL I
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 3
DES 110 Architectural Graphics 2 6
DES 125 Graphic Presentation I 2 6
DES 135 Principles and Elements of Design I 4 6
DES 225 Textiles/Fabrics 3 4
MAT 115 or higher or 3 SHC Natural Sciences 3 4
  17 29
 
SPRING I
DES 115 Color Theory 3 4
DES 120 CAD for Interior Design 2 6
DES 136 Principles and Elements of Design II 4 6
DES 220 Principles of Interior Design 3 7
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 3
SocScElect Social/Behavioral Elective 3 3
  18 29
 
SUMMER I
DES 111 Creative Problem Solving 2 2
DES 126 Graphic Presentation II 2 6
  4 8
 
FALL II
DES 210 Business Practices/Interior Design 2 2
DES 230 Residential Design I 3 7
DES 240 Commercial/Contract Design I 3 7
DES 235 Products 3 4
DES 256 History of Furnishings II 3 3
  14 23
 
SPRING II
DES 231 Residential Design II 3 7
DES 241 Commercial/Contract Design II 3 7
DES 285 Capstone 4 8
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3 3
Elective 3 3
  16 28
 
Students must take at least 3 SHC from among the following:
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 3 4
COE 111ID Cooperative Work Experience I 1 10
COE 121ID Cooperative Work Experience II 1 10
DES 121 CAD for INT DES/Advanced 2 6
COE 131ID Cooperative Work Experience III 1 10
DES 255 History of furnishings I 3 3
DES 260 Materials Calc/Interior Design 3 3
DES 265 Lighting/Interior Design 2 2

Total Credits Needed 69


Interior Design