List of Courses

IND 101 Exploring Sustainability, Design, and The Built Environment (3 credits)

This course is an exploration of global built environments, with a focus on explaining significant design styles, movements, and trends within the context of the arts, politics, technology, business, the sciences, the social sciences, and an emphasis on sustainability. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the course discusses the recent history of design in the built environment - what has impacted it and why. It is part of the three-course foundation for all Architecture and Interior Design students and is also a Liberal Arts elective. Prerequisite: ARH/IND major or placement in ENG 103.

IND 110 Foundation Studio 1 (4 credits)

This foundation studio in graphic communications will be used to explore design principles. Freehand and digital techniques will be introduced that help the student appreciate forms, texture and composition. Instruction will be given in pencil techniques, perspective principles, and the use of digital tools. This course will develop the required graphic skills to prepare architecture and interior design students for the next three semesters of course work. This class meets 6 hours per week. Co-requisites: ARH/IND 101 and 170.

IND 111 Design Studio 2 (4 credits)

Students in this course begin to explore elements of design and their relationships in three dimensional design problems. Design concepts and design process are discussed in detail. Architectural and interior design concepts of space, organizations, circulation, scale, structure, volume, massing, fenestration and materials are analyzed and discussed. This class meets 6 hours per week. Laptop computer required (must meet department standards for software and processing speed). Prerequisites: ARH/IND 101, ARH/IND 110, and ARH/IND 170; co-requisites: ARH/IND 120 and 140, or permission of department.

IND 120 Drafting Studio 1: Wood Frame (3 credits)

This course will develop basic architectural drafting skills (digital and manual). The student will demonstrate an understanding of these skills through the development of a set of architectural drawings for a wood frame house or similar structure. This class meets 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: ARH/IND 101, 110, and 170; co-requisite: ARH/IND 140 or permission of department.

IND 140 Wood Frame Construction (3 credits)

This is a lecture course covering the materials and methods of contemporary residential construction, including sustainability and the latest building science. The characteristics, properties, performance and application of materials and systems used in wood frame construction will be discussed.

IND 170 Technology: Design and Production (3 credits)

This course will develop the technology skills required for architecture and interior design students. The students will learn how to create, modify, communicate, collaborate, transmit and present solutions to problems using specific software applications including AutoCAD, SketchUp, ANGEL CMS, and PowerPoint. Co-requisites: ARH/IND 101 and 110.

IND 215 Design Studio: Commercial (4 credits)

Students are expected to apply their knowledge of basic design principles, concepts, and design process to analyze and solve commercial interior design problems. Students study and apply principles of programming, concept getting, space planning, and elements of design, including materials and finishes selections, to create functional, attractive, accessible and sustainable commercial interiors. This design studio course focuses on specific user groups and commercial project types such as institutional, corporate, and retail. Oral presentation and manual and digital graphic 2D and 3D techniques are utilized to communicate project solutions. Prerequisite: IND 111; co-requisites: IND 246 and 256.

IND 216 Design Studio: Residential (4 credits)

Students are expected to apply their knowledge of basic design principles, concepts, and design process to analyze and solve residential interior design problems. Students study and apply principles of programming, space planning, and elements of design to create functional, attractive, accessible, and sustainable residential interiors. Special emphasis is placed on kitchen and bath design, and on National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) guidelines and standards. Oral presentation and manual and digital graphic 2D and 3D techniques are utilized to communicate project solutions. Prerequisites: IND 111 and 256; co-requisite: IND 247. Non-interior design students, with the appropriate background, may take this course with permission of department.

IND 230 History of Architecture and Interiors 1 (3 credits)

This is a survey course that traces developments in design, construction, materials and interiors from Prehistory to the dawn of the Renaissance. The comparative method is used to study the impact of economic, religious, political, sociological and technological developments on resultant building types, architectural forms, interior designs, furnishings and decorative arts.

IND 231 History of Architecture and Interiors 2 (3 credits)

This is a survey course that traces developments in design, construction, materials and interiors from the dawn of the Renaissance to the present day. The comparative method is used to study the impact of economic, religious, political, sociological and technological developments on resultant building types, architectural forms, interior designs, furnishings and decorative arts.

IND 240 Residential Interiors (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to design and decoration of residential interiors. Topics include design principles and elements, approaches, sustainable environments and materials, furniture and decorating styles, fabrics, window treatments, accessories, and business practice. Prerequisites: ARH/IND 101, 110 and 170, or permission of department.

IND 246 Interior Finish Systems and Furnishings (3 credits)

This course concentrates on a comparative analysis of commonly used floor, wall, and ceiling finish systems for residential and commercial building interiors. Furnishings, furniture, and office landscape systems will also be discussed as time permits. Co-requisite: IND 215.

IND 247 Kitchen and Bath Fundamentals (3 credits)

Introduction to the fundamentals of residential kitchen and bath design and construction. The course focuses on three main areas: product knowledge, mechanical/electrical systems, and project/business management. National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) guidelines and standards form the basis of instruction. Prerequisite: IND 140; co-requisite: IND 216. Non-interior design students, with the appropriate background, may take this course with permission of the department.

IND 256 Graphic Communications (3 credits)

An advanced course in perspective rendering. Students are expected to apply perspective drawing skills acquired in ARH/IND 110 to generate color renderings of building interiors and exteriors. Students taking Architectural Design Studio II are encouraged to take this course concurrently and to use their design solutions as a base for required rendering projects in ARH/IND 256. Prerequisite: ARH/IND 110 or permission of department.

IND 266 Individual Study Project (1 credits)

Any project suitable for individual or small group self-study, and approved by the department, may be pursued. Student(s) must be highly motivated and self-directive. The instructor will meet weekly with the student(s) and serve as a resource person. A learning contract containing specific educational outcomes that relate to both the project and the field of study is developed between the student(s) and a faculty member. The content of an Individual Study Project must not significantly duplicate material offered in a regularly scheduled course in the department. Open to students who have earned more than 32 credits and have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Prerequisite: Variable.

IND 290 Internship in Interior Design (1 credits)

This course is designed for students in their second year of interior design coursework, giving them an opportunity to obtain real-world experience in the interior design and construction industry. Internships and co-op job opportunities are available throughout the community; however, there is no guarantee of internship placement. The ultimate responsibility for obtaining a placement rests with the student. Assistance is provided by department faculty and Career Services. Internships may be paid or unpaid. A learning contract containing specific educational objectives that relate to both the work experience and academic studies is developed between the student and a faculty internship coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 60 hours of work per credit, maintenance of a work journal, and a final paper. Open to IND majors only. Prerequisites: Approval of department, minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, and sophomore standing.

IND 291 Internship in Interior Design (1 credits)

This course is designed for students in their second year of interior design coursework, giving them an opportunity to obtain real-world experience in the interior design and construction industry. Internships and co-op job opportunities are available throughout the community; however, there is no guarantee of internship placement. The ultimate responsibility for obtaining a placement rests with the student. Assistance is provided by department faculty and Onondaga's internship office. Internships may be paid or unpaid. A learning contract containing specific educational objectives that relate to both the work experience and academic studies is developed between the student and a faculty internship coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 60 hours of work, maintenance of a work journal, and a final paper. Open to IND majors only. Prerequisites: Approval of department, minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, sophomore standing.

IND 292 Internship in Interior Design (1 credits)

This course is designed for students in their second year of interior design coursework, giving them an opportunity to obtain real-world experience in the interior design and construction industry. Internships and co-op job opportunities are available throughout the community; however, there is no guarantee of internship placement. The ultimate responsibility for obtaining a placement rests with the student. Assistance is provided by department faculty and Career Services. Internships may be paid or unpaid. A learning contract containing specific educational objectives that relate to both the work experience and academic studies is developed between the student and a faculty internship coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 60 hours of work per credit, maintenance of a work journal, and a final paper. Open to IND majors only. Prerequisites: Approval of department, minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, and sophomore standing.

IND 293 Internship in Interior Design (2 credits)

This course is designed for students in their second year of interior design coursework, giving them an opportunity to obtain real-world experience in the interior design and construction industry. Internships and co-op job opportunities are available throughout the community; however, there is no guarantee of internship placement. The ultimate responsibility for obtaining a placement rests with the student. Assistance is provided by department faculty and Career Services. Internships may be paid or unpaid. A learning contract containing specific educational objectives that relate to both the work experience and academic studies is developed between the student and a faculty internship coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 120 hours of work, maintenance of a work journal, and a final paper. Open to IND majors only. Prerequisites: Approval of department, minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, and sophomore standing.

IND 294 Internship in Interior Design (3 credits)

This course is designed for students in their second year of interior design coursework, giving them an opportunity to obtain real-world experience in the interior design and construction industry. Internships and co-op job opportunities are available throughout the community; however, there is no guarantee of internship placement. The ultimate responsibility for obtaining a placement rests with the student. Assistance is provided by department faculty and Career Services. Internships may be paid or unpaid. A learning contract containing specific educational objectives that relate to both the work experience and academic studies is developed between the student and a faculty internship coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 180 hours of work, maintenance of a work journal, and a final paper. Open to IND majors only. Prerequisites: Approval of department, minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, and sophomore standing.