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ID-142 History of Architectural Interiors & Furnishings (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year
A study of architectural interiors and furnishings from antiquity to present. Relationship of architecture, art, and furniture styles to interiors. Survey of contemporary furniture designers. Also offered as ART-142.

ID-144 Interior Design I (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
An exploration of the basic elements and principles of interior design. Includes application of design principles to human environments. Emphasis on design solution, relevant to human needs. Introduction to architectural drawing. Six studio hours per week. Prerequsite or corequisite: ART-101 or ART-110. Also offered as ART-144.

ID-243 Interior Design Visual Presentations (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
Continued development of architectural drafting skills using two and three dimensional drawings to visually communicate design solutions. Visual presentation skills including rendering will be developed. Exploration of traditional board presentations and digital presentations will be introduced. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ID-144, ART-101 or ART-110. Studio fee assessed.

ID-244 Interior Design II (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
Residential interior design studio. Included will be the solution of residential design problems, preparation of appropriate drawings and models, application of universal design principles and aging in place. Historic adaptation of residential spaces. Specifications of finishes, furnishings and equipment for residential interiors. Six studio hours each week. Prerequisites: ID-144, ART-101 or ART-110. Pre- or corequisite: ID-243. Studio fee assessed.

ID-245 Housing Issues (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year
Study of psychological, physiological, social, and environmental aspects of shelter. Included will be a study of the housing needs of elderly and handicapped; cross-cultural perspective of housing; ergonomics; historic preservation; energy efficiency; and government policies influencing housing.

ID-246 Interior Design Products (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year
In-depth study of materials and their appropriate application used in interior design; including flooring, window treatments, wall coverings and furniture. Quality, utilization and sustainability as factors in material selection are included. Calculations of materials for flooring, soft window treatments, upholstered furniture and wall covering installations are covered.

ID-248 Technology Applications for Interior Design (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
Exploration of technology techniques and tools for Interior Design. Design software and internet exploration. Introduction of computer aided drafting and design. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243; Prerequisite or Corequisite: ID-244.

ID-299 Introduction to Research in Interior Design (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will participate in a research or creative project investigating topics and problems in Interior Design. This course will provide an introduction to the methods and techniques of the discipline. The research experience will culminate in a paper and/or presentation. Open to freshmen and sophomore majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisite: ID-144.

ID-342 Special Problems in CADD (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
Application of advanced computer aided design for residential and commercial interiors. Further exploration of overlay design packages. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248. Studio fee assessed.

ID-343 Construction Technology (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
Survey of residential and non-residential systems, building materials, traditional and sustainable construction methods, and custom millwork design. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248, ART-101 or ART-110. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ID-342. Studio fee assessed.

ID-344 Interior Design III (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
Application of design solutions for commercial and residential interiors. Included will be exploration of sustainable materials, solving design problems for diverse populations, and the study of building codes. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248, ART-101 or ART-110. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ID-342. Studio fee assessed.

ID-348 Interior Lighting Design (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
Exploration of light as a design element in interior design; lighting theory; emphasis on technical aspects of lighting; lighting calculations; lighting specification and installation. Studio problems with application to residential, office, hospitality, retail, and institutional settings. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ID-244, ID-248.

ID-443 Professional Practices in Interior Design (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year
Exploration of business principles and practices of interior design. Using ethical practice in design management students gain knowledge and application of basic business processes. Introduction to professional organizations and professional development and creating a portfolio are covered. Students must have senior standing to enroll. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248, ART-101 or ART-110. Prerequisite or corequisite: ID-342, ID-344.

ID-444 Interior Design IV (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
Senior level design studio course exploring various design problems in complexity, size and scope. Emphasis is given to multi-use spaces. Research and related reading are included. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248, ID-342, ID-344, ART-101 or ART-110. Studio fee assessed.

ID-447 Commercial Interior Design (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
Execution of creative and functional solutions for commercial interior design problems. Included will be study of space planning and specification of traditional and sustainable materials and furnishings for non-residential interiors. Lecture and six studio hours each week. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248, ID-342, ID-344, ART-101 or ART-110. Studio fee assessed.

ID-498 Honors Thesis in Interior Design (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate and execute a research project at an advanced level of complexity that will culminate in a paper and a presentation. The project must meet Honors Program thesis requirements as well as the expectations of the interior design faculty. A research proposal form completed by the student, faculty mentor, and Honors Program director is required for registration. Open to seniors who are members of the Honors and/or Teaching Fellows Programs.

ID-499 Research in Interior Design (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will develop and conduct a research or creative project exploring issues and problems in Interior Design. The research experience will culminate in a paper and/or presentation. Open to junior and senior majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisite: ID-244.

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With her interior design degree, Moye will move into a full-time position as a showroom associate at Karen Saks, an interior design showroom exclusive to the interior design trade. Moye began with the company as an intern in the fall of 2012. The interior design program at Meredith is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation - Meredith is the only school in the Triangle area to hold CIDA accreditation.

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