Minor in Interior Decorating
For more information, contact Elizabeth Moore
Many people use the terms "interior design" and "interior decorating" interchangeably, but these professions differ in critical ways. Interior design is the art and science of understanding people's behavior to create functional spaces within a building. Decoration is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. The Interior Decorating minor assists students in further developing their skills in the specialized area of decorating, staging, and real estate development ("flipping"), all with predominantly residential applications.
Course content includes residential décor and materials application, color coordination, aesthetic adornment, and historical and current trends in residential markets. All those with an aesthetic or financial interest in the practice of decoration, and its impact on the residential real estate market, can benefit from the studies in the Interior Decorating minor.
Interior Design students must fulfill a minimum of 12 credits outside of the major to complete the minor in Interior Decorating. Nine (9) credits minimum must be completed at the 300-400 level.
ID 225 Decorating
ID 242 Finishes & Materials
ID 361 Lives of the Designers
Three of the following (two of which must be Upper Division 300/400 Level Courses):
FA 131 History of Architecture & Interiors I
FA 132 History of Architecture & Interiors II
FA 405 The Arts in the Community
FA 408 Aesthetics: Philosophy of the Arts
ID 121 Rendering
ID 221 Residential Design
ID 243 Textiles for Interiors
ID 317 Kitchens, Baths & Built-Ins OR ID 318 Furniture Design
ID 320 Professional Practice
ID 340 Event Planning
ID 365 Lighting I
ID 3XX Elective or Special Topic course as approved by the Interior Design Program Director
ID 481 Internship (Residential or Décor focus)
SA 131 Design and Color Theory
SA 132 Structuring Human Space