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For additional information on core courses, other courses offered at Georgia Southern University and important information on prerequisites and co-requisites for the courses listed below, please see the most recent catalog

INDS 2430-Design Appreciation 
A general introduction to the principles and elements of design as they relate to the built environment. Discussion and analysis of design theory, design styles, components and materials, and spatial relationships are included.

INDS 2435-Design Studio I 
Fundamental execution of interior design problems to refine presentation skills. Includes measured and freehand perspectives, mixed media renderings, detail drawings and model buildings.

 INDS 2436-Interior Materials and Systems 
Selection and application of materials and finishes in the design of components of the built environment. Introduction of cost estimations and specifications. Introduction to building technology with an emphasis on developing an awareness of buildings and their systems. Research of resources and communication with labor sources will be incorporated.

INDS 3431-History of Interiors
Survey of historic development of architectural styles, interiors and their furnishings related to major cultures from the prehistoric period through the nineteenth century.

INDS 3434-Lighting 
The principles of lighting design and the impact on interior space are explored through an analysis of environmental constraints, calculations, economics, design theory, technical and aesthetical components.

INDS 3435-Design Studio II 
The design planning process as it applies to the moderate scale residential interior environment. Intermediate projects utilizing design philosophy and concept development, space planning, and design development to include furniture, finish and interior architectural materials, and diverse populations. Area of emphasis is residential.

INDS 3436-Design Studio III 
The design planning process as it applies to the medium scale interior space. Intermediate projects utilizing design philosophy and concept development, space planning, and design development to include furniture, finish and interior architectural materials, building codes, and diverse populations. Areas of emphasis may include hospitality, multi-residential, healthcare, adaptive reuse and commercial.

INDS 3438-Professional Practices I 
A study of the professional practice of interior design. Basic business principles, professional organizations, client relationships, communication techniques, specification writing, estimating, internship preparation and portfolio development will be addressed.

INDS 4434-Professional Practices II 
Business development and procedures, project management, contract administration, specification writing and professional ethics will be the focus of this advanced level of business procedures and practices. Design issues of the global marketplace and international protocol will be explored.

INDS 4435-Design Studio IV 
The design planning process as it applies to the more complex larger scale interior space. Intermediate projects utilizing design philosophy and concept development, space planning, and design development to include furniture, finish and interior architectural materials, building codes, and diverse populations. Areas of emphasis may include work environments including systems, hospitality, retail, adaptive reuse and other appropriate commercial environments.

INDS 4446-Design Studio V 
A capstone course for the interior design student that will provide an advanced integrative design/research experience. Projects are complex, specific design situations that will be based on individual student areas of interest.

INDS 4790-Interior Design Internship
Supervised work-study program with selected organizations which perform professional services related to the field of interior design. Practicum will serve as an educational bridge between the junior level and the senior level of design studies.

INDS 2437-Interior Design CAD I 
Introductory computer drafting and programming. A basic overview of AutoCAD, file management and fundamental executions of drafting components. The concepts of 3-D modeling will be addressed.

INDS 3437-Interior Design CAD II 
Further develops the student’s ability to use the computer as a drafting tool for interior design at an advanced level. Subjects addressed in this course will be working drawings in conjunction with INDS 4435, schedules, details and 3-D modeling.

INDS 3238-Textiles for Interiors 
Investigates the production, specifications and regulations, and serviceability of textiles for residential and commercial interiors. Emphasis on soft floor coverings, upholstered furniture, window and wall coverings, and other current developments in the textile field.

INDS 3530 Sustainable Materials
Introduction to theories of sustainability and its application to the interior built environment including sustainable interior building materials and systems. The impact of the built interior environment on global natural resources and environmental rating systems will be addressed.

INDS 4427 Interior Design Portfolio
A senior level course which allows the student to develop a professional interior design portfolio and promotional materials required for pursuing a career in the field. Students will also display their work through a senior exhibition.

INDS 4430 Digital Presentation & Communication
Application of advanced 3-dimensional modeling and digital rendering techniques through the use of current industry standard software. Study and research of appropriate professional presentation methods will be incorporated. Students’ project presentation materials will be assessed and updated.

TCM 3333-Building Codes
A study of codes applicable to the building construction industry with emphasis on the Standard Building Code. An introduction to construction related federal regulations with an emphasis on labor related issues; construction labor unions and the collective bargaining process.

Last updated: 12/17/2018