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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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INTD 2025 - Interior Design Industry Topics and Practices

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Interior Design operations. Topics include exploration of Interior Design as a profession, fundamentals of interior design business operations, project management, Interior Design presentations, and effective oral and written communications. This course requires completion of INTD 1020  and INTD 1040  with grades of C or higher or concurrently enrolled.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Interior Design as a profession
  2. Elements of an Interior Design business plan
  3. Interior Design legal contracts, ledgers, and other records
  4. Interior Design project compensation and agreements
  5. Interior Design profit and growth concepts
  6. Interior Design project management
  7. Interior Design verbal and oral presentations
  8. Interior Design buying cycle and buying styles
  9. Interior Design steps to selling furniture
  10. Interior Design business correspondence

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

  1. analyze Interior Design as a profession.
  2. Identify elements of an Interior Design Business and Marketing Plan.
  3. write an Interior Design binding contract.
  4. describe how profit and growth are achieved in an Interior Design business.
  5. apply project management concepts to Interior Design case studies.
  6. present Interior Design solutions.
  7. demonstrate Interior Design selling techniques.
  8. demonstrate selling techniques to resolve Interior Design client objections.
  9. demonstrate ability to work within a home remodeling budget.
  10. demonstrate knowledge of current industry-related pricing.
  11. discuss effective personal time management strategies, how an Interior Designer works with a client.
  12. Explain the importance of relationship selling in Interior Design
  13. explain qualities of a great Interior Designer with excellent customer service.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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