ARTS 1550 This introductory course gives students a deeper appreciation and knowledge of Western art and the cultures that created it. This course focuses on the fascinating changes that occurred in the Italian Renaissance and continues through to modern artists and influences of the 20th century.
IDES 1101 This course covers the elements and principles of design: line, shape and form, space, texture, color and balance, proportion and scale, unity and harmony, and emphasis, in two-dimensional and three-dimensional formats. Color will be a focus, include the study of hue, saturation, and intensity, and how color affects people and interior space.
IDES 1111 This course covers basic skills for generating and reading manual and computer-aided drawings for design and construction. Students will learn industry graphic standards for 2-dimensional drawings, including line quality and drawing nomenclature. Industry standard formatting for various drawing types and sheet sizes will be addressed.
IDES 1121 This course introduces students to the critical thinking skills used in the design process of interior spaces. Cultural anthropology, anthropometrics, universal design, and ergonomics will be studied. Students will synthesize these factors to generated strategic layouts for interior environments. The initial phases of the design process - programming (gathering project information) and schematic design (develop preliminary concepts) will be explored.
IDES 1136 This course covers the process of making visual and verbal presentations. These presentations will be focused on the appropriate industry needs. The visual material will cover sketching and rendering techniques, and the preparation of one-point and two-point perspective drawings. Students will also learn proper techniques and design criteria for board presentation. The verbal component of the class will cover and apply techniques for a successful design presentation.
IDES 1207 This course covers the basic skills necessary to design both public and private interior spaces in a home. The interior design process will be applied, with an emphasis on the design development phase (refining the design concept and focusing on design details). Sustainable design principles for housing will be introduced, including industry rating systems. Students will investigate furnishings, lighting and finish material sources in progressively complex residential interior design projects. Design fundamentals, critical thinking skills, presentation techniques and verbal presentation skills will be utilized.
IDES 1211 This course covers intermediate skills for generating and reading computer-aided drawings for design and construction. Students will generate drawings used throughout the design process, including industry graphic standards and formatting. Computer software and hardware appropriate to entry level job positions will be used.
IDES 1218 This course covers the basic skills necessary to design both public and private interior spaces in a commercial setting. The interior design process will be applied, with an emphasis on the design development phase (refining the design concept and focusing on design details). Sustainable design principles for commercial spaces will be introduced. Students will investigate furnishings, lighting and finish material sources in progressively complex commercial interior design projects. Design fundamentals, critical thinking skills, presentation techniques, and verbal presentation skills will be utilized.
IDES - 1231: History of Architecture and Interiors
IDES 1231 This course covers the history of architecture and interiors, from ancient times through the 21st century, with which an interior designer must be familiar for use in industry applications. Particular focus is placed on the history of furniture during these periods.
IDES 1241 This course covers computer based design visualization practices. These practices will be focused on the appropriate industry needs. Students will utilize computer based color application techniques to create rendered presentation drawings. Three-dimensional computer modeling processes and digital image editing will be employed. Strategies for effective visual presentations will be integrated into course work, including electronic presentation layouts. Verbal presentation skills will be utilized.
IDES - 1250: Sustainable Building Systems and Regulations
IDES 1250 This course covers basic residential and commercial construction methods and materials, building systems, and sustainable design principles, including floors, walls, and ceilings. Interface of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, telecommunications, and environmental systems in buildings will be addressed. Students will study building codes and regulations for application in interior design studio courses.
IDES 2107 This course continues the study of color principles, theory and psychology, and how color affects people and interior space. Light sources, lighting systems, environmental factors and lighting design methods will also be studied. Students will investigate the dynamics of color and light in interior environments while developing knowledge of lighting techniques and their effects.
IDES 2111 This course provides students with information that will allow them to establish a systematic approach to selecting materials for interior environments. Students will also create specifications for interior materials, emphasizing code requirements and testing standards. Environmental issues and concerns in relation to the product materials will be addressed. Textiles and their use in residential and commercial interiors are presented. Students will learn the appropriate estimating techniques to determine accurate material amounts for any given job. The overall appropriateness and manufacturing process combined with the use of materials for walls, floors and ceilings will be emphasized.
IDES 2137 This course covers the interior design of public spaces. The design process will be applied, with emphasis on the design development phase (refining the design concept and focusing on design details) and the contract documentation phase (construction drawings and specifications). Students will continue to address commercial furnishings, lighting and finish materials. Synthesis of design elements and principles, building systems and regulations, sustainable design principles and product application will be used in progressively complex commercial interior design projects.
IDES 2147 This course covers the basics of residential kitchen and bathroom design. The course uses the guidelines published by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) as well as universal design and sustainable design principles. Spatial analysis, material and product selection, construction drawings and product specification are addressed. Students will utilize computer software specific to the residential kitchen and bath industry.
IDES 2201 This course emphasizes the business practices specific to the interior design industry, including professional ethics, organizational procedures, marketing and sales, and business plan components. The course will also focus on exploring career directions in interior design, including tools and information necessary to obtain an internship position upon the completion of interior design course work.
IDES 2211 This is a Capstone course that serves as a culmination of design skills and knowledge from all interior design courses. Students have the opportunity to select a residential, kitchen and bath, or commercial studio project. Students' projects will utilize the design process, which includes programming/strategic planning, schematic design, design development and contract documentation. The outcomes must qualify for portfolio inclusion and will be juried by industry professionals.
IDES 2400 This is a Capstone course to develop a presentation portfolio utilizing multimedia and printed applications. Students will generate a professional portfolio comprised of project work completed in studio courses within the program. Portfolios will be refined and presented to industry professionals in a Portfolio Review.
IDES 2970 Upon the satisfactory completion of and/or current enrollment in all IDES coursework, this on-the-job training will provide the interior design student with the opportunity to participate in an internship position within his/her determined area of interiors to strengthen skills in a real design environment. Established design goals from IDES 2100 will be applied in selecting the location and type of design specialty most appropriate to each student. The course is completed after the exterior notebook, hours, and a conference with each student's internship faculty representative is recorded. Each participant is to complete 224 hours of internship work. Prerequisites: Current enrollment in and/or completion of ALL IDES coursework.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution.
Meets MnTC Goal 7