Department of Interior Design
Department Chair: T.L. McRae
Department Secretary: Marie Johnstun (208) 496-1368
Department Faculty: Wendy HarrisT.L. McRaeNolan Parson

 
PHILOSOPHY
Integrity and responsible problem solving are paramount to the development of good design solutions in relationship to the problems of current human settings and activities. Interior designers creatively enhance the function and aesthetics of these diverse interior environments.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Entrance to the program is by application. An application, separate from acceptance to Brigham Young University-Idaho, is required and is available at http://www2.byui.edu/InteriorDesign/applicationprocess.htm.
All students admitted to the university and who have a high school or college grade point average of 3.0 or better are eligible to apply. Deadline for applications into the Interior Design Program is March 15.
 
PROGRAM SEQUENCE
This is a tightly sequenced program which requires close adherence to the prescribed course registration schedule. It is not possible to reduce the eight required semesters due to the sequential courses. Entering students must commence the program fall semester. Access the complete sequence of courses at: http://www2.byui.edu/InteriorDesign/programsequence2.htm
 
CONTINUING PROGRAM STATUS
Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all Interior Design classes to continue in the major. A portfolio review is required each semester to evaluate student work. Students who do not meet program standards are subject to review and possible dismissal.
 
DESIGN QUALIFICATIONS
Graduates are qualified for design positions with architectural firms, design studios, wholesale and retail establishments, or self employment through freelancing. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, the design process, aesthetic judgment and the development of technical and communication skills.
 
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
The program is accredited by FIDER (Foundation for Interior Design Education Research) and endorsed by NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association). Enrollment in ID 100 ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) is required each semester which includes membership in the student chapter of ASID.
 
FIELD TRIPS
Two field trips are required during the baccalaureate program. At least one must be to a major market city. Participation in these two field trips (one major market city or country/one minor - U. S. city) required for graduation from the program. Foreign field trips available but NOT required. Field trip information is available at: http://www2.byui.edu/InteriorDesign/fieldtrips.htm
 
Program Description


 
B.S.  in Interior Design (420)   
A specialized Bachelor of Science Degree concentrating on problem solution and the development of good design in relationship to the problems of current human settings and activities.

General Education Requirements

As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Requirement 1:

Take this Course    
SOC 112

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take this Course    
ID 380

 
Major Requirements
   
Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: B
ID 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 105, 136, 137, 203, 238, 240, 240S, 242, 250, 250S, 276, 341, 341S, 355, 355S, 381, 382, 385, 395, 398, 460, 465, 499
 
AND
Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: B-
ARCH 100, 102, 110, 160
HFED 360
 
AND
Take this course each semester.
Take 4 Credits    Min Grade: B-
ID 100


 
B.A.  in Interior Design (425)   
This degree is for students with foreign language proficiency. A specialized Bachelor of Art Degree concentrating on problem solution and the development of good design in relationship to the problems of current human settings and activities.

General Education Requirements

As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Requirement 1:

Take this Course    
SOC 112

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take this Course    
ID 380

 
Major Requirements
   
Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: B
ID 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 105, 136, 137, 203, 238, 240, 240S, 242, 250, 250S, 276, 341, 341S, 355, 355S, 381, 382, 385, 395, 398, 460, 465, 499
 
AND
Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: B-
ARCH 100, 102, 110, 160
HFED 360
 
AND
Take this course each semester.
Take 3 Credits    Min Grade: B-
ID 100
 
Course Descriptions

ID 100 ASID/Portfolio/Field Trip (0.5:1:0)
Fee:  $60.00
Prerequisite: (Majors only)
Required each semester for all Interior Design majors. A course designed to strengthen and enrich the program and exposure of interior design students to the professional design world. Includes membership in the student chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) with arranged class presentations by guest lecturers and other activities. Portfolio Review participation required each semester. Participation in two field trips (one major/one minor) required for graduation from the program. Foreign field trips available but not required.
(Fall, Winter)
 
ID 101 Design Basics (3:1:4)
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: (Majors Only)
An introduction to the elements and principles of design; their use and meaning in the environment; development of qualitative judgment and creative problem solving; emphasis on two-dimensional design in project format; oral, written, and graphic presentation required. In addition, sign up for ID 101S.
(Fall)
 
ID 101S Design Basics Studio (0:0:4)
Must be taken in conjunction with ID 101 Design Basics for studio work.
(Fall)
 
ID 102 Color Theory (3:1:4)
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: (Majors only) ID 101, ID 105, ID 136
An introduction to psychological and aesthetic theories of color as they relate to interior design.
(Winter)
 
ID 105 Introduction to Interior Design (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: (Majors only)
An introduction to the Interior Design profession, including a foundation in professional practice, basic design theories, the design process, programming, human factors, architectural systems and materials, interior components and finishes, lighting, furniture and furnishings.
(Fall)
 
ID 136 Presentation I: Perspective and Interpretive Drawing (2:0:4)
Prerequisite: (Majors Only)
ID 136 introduces design students to two-dimensional drawing as it pertains to the interior design process. This course stresses the value of drawing and sketching as a tool that can facilitate the creative process and communication with a client. This course will reinforce the use and understanding of the basic elements and principles of design.
(Fall)
 
ID 137 Presentation II: Drawing and Rendering (2:0:4)
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: (Majors Only) ID 101, ID 136, ARCH 100, ARCH 102
ID 137 introduces design students to rendering techniques as they pertain to the interior design process. This course builds on the skills learned in ID 136 by adding the skill of rendering with markers and colored pencils. The course will demonstrate the use of value and color in enhancing the communication value of perspectives. The course will continue to reinforce the use and understanding of the basic elements and principles of design.
(Winter)
 
ID 200 Presentation Studio Skills I (1:0:2)
Prerequisite: Majors only: ID 101, ID 136, ID 140
A series of mini-classes designed to introduce students to topics and skills of specialization not focused on in other courses. Special topics is a group of rotating mini-classes whose subjects will be determined based on the needs of the Department and the students.
(Winter)
 
ID 203 Three-Dimensional Design (2:0:4)
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: (Majors only) ID 102, ID 137
An introductory course in the elements and principles of three-dimensional design.
(Fall)
 
ID 238 Presentation III: Visual Communication (2:0:4)
Prerequisite: (Majors Only) ID 102, ID 137, ARCH 160
A course to assist students in honing their visual thinking and communication skills. ID 238 is designed to help design students improve and master quick sketching and drawing to enhance the design process. Emphasis is especially focused on communicating scale and proportion. To accomplish this, the human figure and proportions will be used as the measuring unit.
(Fall)
 
ID 240 Space Planning I (3:1:4)
Fee:  $15.00
Prerequisite: (Majors only) ID 102, ID 105, ID 137, ARCH 160
A beginning course in residential space planning. Foundational concepts include programming, concept development, problem solving, space planning and design communication. Students will be introduced to furniture, finish, and product specification with supporting schedules.
(Fall)
 
ID 242 Calculations (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Majors only: ID 105, ID 240, ID 240S, Arch 160
An introduction to accurately preparing estimates for interior finish materials and labor.
(Fall)
 
ID 250 Space Planning II (3:1:4)
Fee:  $15.00
Prerequisite: (Majors only) ID 203, ID 238, ID 240, ARCH 134, HFED 360
A course consisting of studio exercises in the planning, design and layout of residential kitchens and baths in accordance with NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) guidelines and presentation standards.
(Winter)
 
ID 276 Materials and Sources (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: (Majors Only) ID 240, ARCH 134
A survey of interior design materials available for the residential and contract market. Product, distribution, specification, installation, maintenance and evaluation. Lecture, group presentation, and field trips
(Winter)
 
ID 300 Presentation Studio Skills II (1:0:2)
Prerequisite: Majors only: ID 101, ID 136, ID 140
Series of mini-classes designed to introduce students to topics and skills of specialization not focused on in other courses. Special topics is a group of rotating mini-classes whose subjects will be determined based on the needs of the Department and the students.
(Fall)
 
ID 341 Space Planning III (3:1:4)
Fee:  $15.00
Prerequisite: (Majors Only) ID 239, ID 250, ID 276
An intermediate course designed to provide students experience in research development, programming and schematic design development, problem solving, space planning, furniture layout, fabric and finish material selection/calculation/specification, and practical competencies in residential design. Barrier-free, passive solar and contract design considerations will be part of project requirements.
(Fall)
 
ID 341S Space Planning III Studio (0:0:0)
Studio work time for ID 341 Space Planning III.
(Fall)
 
ID 355 Contract Design I (3:1:4)
Fee:  $15.00
Prerequisite: (Majors only) ID 341, ID 380, ID 395
A course designed to give students intermediate experience in research development and practical competencies in contract design. A foundation in systems furniture, building codes and building systems will be emphasized with special attention to adaptive reuse concepts.
(Winter)
 
ID 380 Historical Architecture and Furniture (3:3:0)
Fee:  $5.00
A survey of the historical development of architecture, furniture and furnishings from prehistory to the Industrial Revolution.
(Fall)
 
ID 381 Contemporary Architecture and Furniture (3:3:0)
Fee:  $5.00
Prerequisite: ID 380
A survey of the development of contemporary architecture, furniture, and furnishings from the Industrial Revolution to the present.
(Winter)
 
ID 382 Model Making (2:0:4)
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: (Majors only) ID 203, ID 239, ID 250
An introductory course to architectural and interior model making.
 
ID 385 Business Principles (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: (Majors Only) ID 276, ID 341
This course is designed to introduce the student to the business aspect of interior design. Information will be presented regarding procedural forms and professional practices for the interior designer, i.e., ethics, contracts, fee bases, purchase orders, letters of agreement, business formations, and terminology relating to the interior design business practice. Resume writing, interviewing and job seeking skills for the job market will also be covered.
(Winter)
 
ID 395 Lighting (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: (Majors Only) ID 239, ID 250
A course designed to introduce the student to the principles of lighting design, lighting systems, light sources, communication of lighting design and specification, and practical application of learned principles in project format.
(Fall)
 
ID 398 Internship (3-6:0:0)
Prerequisite: (Majors Only) ID 385
Four-week supervised work experience with a professional design firm. For those specializing in kitchen and bath design, an eight-week internship is required with a certified kitchen designer (CKD) or bath designer (CBD).
(Summer)
 
ID 404 Surface Ornamentation (3:1:4)
Fee:  $15.00
Prerequisite: ID 101 recommended
Motif and pattern development for applied design on two- and three- dimensional surfaces. Block printing, screen printing, stenciling, and fabric painting for interiors. Faux finishes and paint techniques on sample boards, i.e., marbling, rag-rolling, frottage, sponging, combing, and oil-gilding, etc.(Materials will cost approximately $75-100)
 
ID 460 Contract Design II (3:1:4)
Fee:  $15.00
Prerequisite: (Majors only) ID 355, ID 382
A course designed to provide students advanced experience in contract design and research development. Particular attention is directed to facilities required for special populations resulting from social problems, i.e., nursing and elderly care, persons with AIDS, persons suffering substance abuse, battered women shelters, juvenile centers, persons with eating disorders, etc.
(Fall)
 
ID 465 Portfolio (2:0:4)
Prerequisite: (Majors Only)
Preparation of portfolio for the job search. Twelve projects required. Resume included. Required last semester prior to graduation.
(Winter)
 
ID 499 Comprehensive Project (4:2:4)
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: (Majors only) ID 381, ID 385, ID 460
A capstone course designed to prepare the student for the NCIDQ Examination through lecture review of all previous design courses, written exams, and completion of a timed design practicum. Local community design project(s) involvement required. Required last semester for graduation.
(Winter)