Course Outlines

Commercial Studio I — IDES 1218

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 4.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 2.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    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.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/27/12 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze aesthetic requirements
    2. Analyze functional requirements
    3. Create block diagrams
    4. Create bubble diagrams
    5. Create criteria matrix
    6. Define design development phase
    7. Demonstrate verbal presentation abilities
    8. Develop space planning skills
    9. Identify commercial design
    10. Identify programming requirements
    11. Identify typical commercial ceiling types
    12. Illustrate the use of color and texture in commercial interiors
    13. Prepare design concept statement
    14. Prepare design concepts
    15. Present project work
    16. Research building and egress codes
    17. Research commercial finish materials
    18. Select commercial light fixtures
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted