Interior Design

ID 111 Drafting
3 credits (CS)

This course introduces students to basic manual drafting techniques and architectural graphic standards. Students develop a variety of scaled drawings, including: floor plans, elevations, sections, and axonometric drawings. (Offered fall term)

ID 115 Models and Drawing
3 credits (CS)

This course continues development of freehand sketching, orthographic drawings and the use of perspective drawings as a means of exploring and representing interior environments. Students will be introduced to computer visualization tools and  learn techniques for creating architectural models that relate to "human scale" factors, furnishings, and creatively designed interior spaces. (Offered spring term) Prerequisite: ID 111 Drafting.
 
ID 121 Rendering
3 credits (CS)

The student learns techniques for rendering the elements of interior spaces in detail, including finishes, textiles, furniture and accessories. The course introduces the student to the use of varied media in the representation of light, shadow, texture, color, and form. This course also includes the study of one-point and two-point perspective drawings. (Offered spring term)
 
ID 221 Residential Design
3 credits (CS)

Students learn to analyze the properties and functions of residential interiors in order to design attractive and efficient plans for a variety of clients. They apply principles and elements of design and engage in the phases of design, such as programming, schematic design, and design development. Students make formal class presentations, which may include floor plans and renderings, materials selections, and furniture specifications. (Offered spring term)  Prerequisites: ID 121 Rendering, and either ID 111 Drafting OR ID 271 AutoCAD.

ID 225 Decorating
3 credits (CS)

This course explores the aesthetics that are involved in creating a residential space and how certain elements enhance or detract from the overall appeal and appearance of an environment.  Use of color, pattern, light, contrast, architectural style, and their respective effects on interiors will be discussed.  Theoretical concepts of environmental psychology will be covered, as well as practical aspects such as budgeting, estimating, and product sourcing. (Offered in alternate years)

ID 232 Universal Design
3 credits (CS)

Students develop projects which implement ADA/ANSI standards to provide improved access for mobility-challenged users as well as all others. During the second half of the term it is typical for a health care project to be developed concurrently with course work in ID 271 AutoCAD in order to use AutoCAD as a design and presentation tool. Please note that normally this course coordinates with ID 271 AutoCAD. (Offered fall term)  Prerequisites: ID 111 Drafting and ID 121 Rendering.  Recommended Co-requisite:  ID 271 AutoCAD.

ID 242 Finishes and Materials
3 credits (CS)

This course covers the proper selection of architectural finishes and materials for use in both residential and commercial interiors. Content areas include study of coatings and various hard materials such as stone, glass, tile, etc. that may be used in both functional and decorative applications, whether applied to furnishings or surface areas of a building envelope. The lecture-style class format may also include small application projects, guest speakers, or field trips to product showrooms. (Offered fall term)

ID 243 Textiles for Interiors
3 credits (CS)

This course provides the fundamental fiber and fabric information needed to make informed decisions in the field of interior design.  Material covered includes fiber properties, textile construction methods, as well as dyeing, printing, and the estimating process. Textile applications and performance are emphasized relative to flammability, weathering, and building codes. (Offered spring term)

ID 250 Building Construction
3 credits (CS)

This class covers contemporary theory and technique in the design and construction of residential and small commercial buildings as related to interior design. The student gains knowledge in the application of structural systems, HVAC, and mechanical systems, acoustics and the nature of building materials. (Offered spring term)  Prerequisites: ID 111 Drafting and ID 271 AutoCAD.

ID 271 AutoCAD
3 credits (CS)

This course introduces basic skills the student needs to operate the Auto-CAD computer-aided drafting program. Students learn the menu structure of Auto CAD and its basic operations, such as draw, text and modify commands. Students are expected to set up and plot two-dimensional floor plans and elevations. (Offered fall term)  Prerequisite: ID 111 Drafting. Recommended Co-Requisite: ID 232 Universal Design.

ID 317 Kitchens, Baths, and Custom Millwork
3 credits (CS)
This course emphasizes the high-end design, specification, detailing and documentation of custom kitchens, baths and built-ins.  Through this course, students will become familiar with the proper usage and application of moldings and millwork for adding aesthetic detail to residential and commercial interior environments. Course content includes common design elements found in both modern and traditional interior styles and includes in-depth exploration of the elements and principles of design.  The course is intended to augment the current content of the Interior Design program through developing additional skill sets for creating beauty through the ornamentation of architecture.

ID 318 Furniture Design
3 credits (CS)

The details, drawings, and furniture designs developed in this course include cabinetry details, drawings, and models. Course projects include re-purposing, refinishing, and designing and constructing an original piece with basic materials. (Offered annually)  Prerequisites: ID 111 Drafting and ID 121 Rendering.

ID 320 Professional Practice
3 credits (CS)

The course examines the professional practice of interior design, including its purpose and goals, structure and procedures, trade and client relations, fee structure, accounting practices, professional ethics and credentials. (Offered fall term)

ID 322 Contract Interiors
3 credits (CS)

Students develop an understanding of design considerations for contract/furniture systems and functional work environments. Emphasis is given to the features of systems furniture products and sustainable design in corporate and institutional environments. (Offered spring term)  Prerequisites: ID 232 Universal Design, ID 271 Auto-CAD and ID 372 3D Computer Modeling.

ID 324 Hospitality Design 
3 credits (CS)

This course introduces students to the concepts of hotel, lodging, and restaurant design. Projects feature development of design concept, interior space planning, Universal Design, and selection of materials and finishes. Formal class presentations are required. (Offered fall term)  Prerequisites: ID 111 Drafting, ID 121 Rendering, ID 271 AutoCAD, and ID 232 Universal Design. Recommended Co-requisite: ID 372 3-D Computer Modeling.

ID 330 Electronic Workflow
3 credits (CS)

This course is an in depth survey of various digital design techniques in advanced AutoCAD, Photoshop, and introductory Revit to explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional applications. Students will expand their knowledge of modeling furniture and interiors, rendering realistic environments, and presenting effective visual components of a design project. Combining lighting design software with these practices, students can apply building information modeling skills to realistically light environments that focus on energy management and code compliance.  These software skills are all applied to interior design projects to reinforce a more developed and strong visual outcome. Prerequisites: ID-271-AutoCAD, ID-365-Lighting I, and either VC-118-Digital Foundations or VC-174-Digital Page Layout.

ID 340 Event Planning & Design
3 credits (CS)
This course is intended to introduce students to the design world of special events.  Through this course, students will become familiar with the planning, design, and execution of large events including: weddings, business meetings and corporate events, fundraising galas, conferences and conventions, and other special events.  Topics of study will include identifying potential clients, developing aesthetic proposals, building an event budget, coordinating with contractors, and designing successful events, including developing thematic concepts and executing tabletop, ceiling, lighting, wall, floral décor, etc. At the conclusion of the semester, students will have an understanding of a wide variety of special events and the techniques used by successful design professionals working in the events industry.
Prerequisite:  EN 201 Academic Writing II.

ID 350 Revit
3 credits (CS)

Building Information Modeling is an architectural industry standard used by architects, engineers, and interior designers for multidisciplinary collaboration, design, and production. This course familiarizes students with Autodesk Revit, an intelligent 3D design software, and its tools for schematic design, design development, presentation, and construction drawings. This class will explore some of the ways that interior designers can successfully incorporate Revit into their workflows to design 3D building models that simultaneously document the project in schedules and 2D architectural drawings.  Students will learn how to effectively use Revit to start a new building project, modify elements, document materials and finishes, and quickly and easily generate graphics for design presentations. Prerequisites: ID-271 AutoCAD.
 
ID 361 Lives of the Designers
3 credits (CS)
A survey of key interior spaces, designers, decorators, and styles that shaped the development of twentieth century interior décor will help to reveal the current state of the field as we now know it.  Topics of study will include the most significant contributions from influential interior designers and decorators, as well as design styles and movements that continue to shape current tastes and trends in the twenty-first century.  Decorating styles, sources of inspiration, and current contributions to the field will also be discussed.  Students will critically analyze the work of influential designers and decorators to determine each individual’s aesthetic identity and design ethos, in an effort to fully understand the social impacts that visionary has had. (Offered in alternate years) Prerequisite:  EN 201 Academic Writing II.

ID 365 Lighting 
3 credits (CS)

Topics covered include a history of and orientation to electric lighting, basic principles of electricity, color theory, architectural and theatrical controls and instruments, light sources, light measurement, brightness relationships, luminaires, charts, and photometrics, layout and specification. (Offered spring term)  Prerequisite: ID 111 Drafting.

ID 369 Building Codes
3 credits (CS)

This course acquaints students with various aspects of New York State Building Codes. General building codes of other areas are included as appropriate. Potential areas of difficulty in code compliance are explored in relation to interior design practice. (Offered spring term)

ID 372 3-D Computer Modeling
3 credits (CS)

Students explore three-dimensional applications of computer visualization programs and related third-party software. Students learn to model realistic interior environments, including furniture, materials, lighting and other visual elements. (Offered fall term) Prerequisite: Junior-level standing and VC 118 Digital Foundations or VC 174 Digital Page Layout.
 
ID 381 Internship
3-6 credits (CS)

The student develops a set of learning objectives and keeps a journal of work activities based on experiences at an internship site. A written report and  oral presentation summarizing the internship experience, including examples of projects and learning outcomes, are required. (Offered spring and summer term)  Prerequisite: Student must have at least junior standing, and must have completed a minimum of one full-time semester at Cazenovia College.

ID 425 Retail and Exhibition Design
3 credits (CS)

Students are exposed to product branding, functional aesthetics,   and creative problem-solving. Projects may include retail and destination spaces, exhibitions, trade shows, and fixture designs. (Offered fall term)  Prerequisites: ID 324 Hospitality Design, ID 365 Lighting I, and ID 372 Computer Modeling.

ID 460 Interior Design Portfolio
3 credits (CS)

Students choose design projects and computer drawings created during their four years of study to prepare them for their career-related portfolio. Students and faculty critique the work for professional standards necessary for job interviews. Students prepare statements of personal design philosophy, print portfolios, and digital portfolio websites. Guest speakers provide networking opportunities and jury students at final portfolio presentation. (Offered spring term) Prerequisite: Student must have senior standing.

ID 481 Internship
3-6 credits (CS)
The student develops a set of learning objectives and keeps a journal of work activities based on experiences at an internship site. A written report and  oral presentation summarizing the internship experience, including examples of projects and learning outcomes, are required. (Offered spring and summer term)  Prerequisite: Student must have at least junior standing, and must have completed 381 Internship.

ID 498 Senior Topics
3 credits (CS)

Students undertake advanced written work focusing on current interior design theory or trends. Students choose individual topics, engage in evidence-based inquiry, and develop a thesis-based research paper. This research lays the groundwork for design project development in ID 499 Senior Project Studio. (Offered fall term.) Note: ID 498 must be taken in the semester prior to ID 499. Prerequisite: EN 201 Academic Writing II.

ID 499 Senior Project Studio
3 credits (CS)

Students complete a major design project to implement research developed in ID 498. Taken as a whole, the project is intended to demonstrate students’ overall grasp of general education and Interior Design program content and capabilities. Each student creates and delivers an oral and visual presentation on their topic/project to a guest panel of critics. (Offered spring term)  Prerequisite: ID 498 Senior Topics.