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INTD 1040 - Elements of Interior Design

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course focuses on “sourcing”-locating and using professional design resources that demonstrate a systematic approach for specifying fabrics, furniture, finishes, and fixtures in students’ own design work. This course requires off campus site visits to a variety of “trade only” showrooms during regular business hours.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): INTD 1020  with a grade of C or higher or concurrently enrolled or instructor consent. Assessment score placement in ENGL 1021  or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher. Arithmetic assessment score of 64 or higher OR elementary algebra assessment score of 76 or higher OR assessment score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070  or above OR completion MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher. We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math assessment retesting or registering for a MATH course.
Corequisite(s): Non
Recommendation: ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Furniture construction
  2. Scouting interior design industry resources marble yard International Market Square appliance showroom lumberyard wall finish showroom solid surfacing showroom flooring window treatments
  3. Specifying furniture, fabric, finishes and appliances
  4. Purchase orders
  5. Interpret acknowledgments
  6. Interpret vendor invoices
  7. Presentations
  8. Client invoices

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate the basic layout for Interior Design spaces.
  2. gather material sample selections from current interior design showrooms.
  3. write specifications for fixtures, finishes and appliances for contractors.
  4. write client invoices and purchase orders.
  5. nterpret vendor invoices and acknowledgements.
  6. develop presentation skills.
  7. analyze new Interior Design products.
  8. obtain furniture tear sheets.
  9. explain furniture construction details.

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