Department of Interior Design
Department Chair: T.L. McRae
Department Secretary: Marie Johnstun (208) 496-1368
Department Faculty: Wendy HarrisTahari JulanderT.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 summer or fall semesters. 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/one minor) is required for graduation from the program. 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.

The Interior Design Major exceeds the 70-hour limit placed on specialized majors.

University Requirements

Religion Requirements

(Book of Mormon Courses)
Take these Courses   
REL 121, 122
 
       OR
          Take these Courses   
          REL 121H, 122H
 
                 OR
                    Take this Course   
                    REL 221

AND
(Scripture Based Courses)
Take 6 Credits   
REL 211, 212, 301, 302, 324
 
       OR
          Take 6 Credits   
          REL 211H, 212H, 301H, 302H, 324H

AND
(Other Religion Courses)
Take 4 Credits   
REL 100, 130, 215, 234, 235, 260, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

Online Learning

Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

Other online course information is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

GE Requirements
I. Reading and Writing

   Take 1 Course
   ENG 111, 111C, 111H

AND
   Take 1 Course
   ENG 311, 311C, 311H, 312, 312C, 313, 313C, 314, 315, 315C, 316, 316C
   HIST 300, 300H

II. Mathematics

  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H, 111, 112, 113, 214, 221, 306

    III. Basic Skills

       Take 1 Course
       COMM 102, 150, 150H
       CS 100
       HS 131, 131W
       IS 140

              OR
                 Take this Course
                 PE 177

              AND
                 Take 1 Course
                 PE 100, 101, 102, 110, 115, 117, 118, 119, 121, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 131, 133, 134, 139, 140, 141, 144, 145, 147, 148, 160, 161, 162, 175, 178, 179, 195, 196

    IV. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       ART 101, 160, 201, 202
       HFED 140
       HORT 230
       HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
       MUSIC 100, 101
       TA 115, 117

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    V. Letters
    Generally the Letters requirement is filled by taking one of the courses listed below. However, HUM 201 and 202, taken together, can be used to fill both the Arts and Letters requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       CHIN 347
       ENG 250, 250H, 251, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351, 352, 353, 354, 362, 373, 373H
       FR 202
       GER 202
       HON 200, 220, 221H, 222
       LANG 202
       PH 314
       PHIL 110, 110H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H, 313, 313H, 314, 315, 315H
       RUSS 340, 340H
       SPAN 202, 302

    VI. Biological Science

       Take 4 Credits
       AGRON 122, 270
       BIO 100, 100H, 102, 102H, 118, 120, 130, 150, 150L, 176, 200, 202, 208, 221, 222, 230, 250, 264, 265, 268

    VII. Physical Science

       Take 4 Credits
       CHEM 100, 101, 105, 105H, 106, 106H
       GEOG 101, 101L
       GEOL 101, 102, 103, 103L, 104, 110, 110L, 111, 111L
       PH 101, 101L, 102, 105, 105L, 106, 106L, 115, 116, 121, 127, 127L, 150
       PH.S 100, 100L, 110

    VIII. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       AMHER 170, 170H
       ECON 111, 111H
       HIST 120, 121
       POLSC 110

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       SOC 112, 112H  

    Major Requirements

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: B
       ARCH 100, 102, 110
       HFED 360
       ID 101, 102, 105, 136, 137, 160, 203, 238, 240, 242, 250, 276, 341, 355, 381, 382, 385, 395, 398R, 460, 465, 499

    AND
       Repeat 8 times   Minimum Grade: B
       ID 100R


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    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.

    The Interior Design Major exceeds to 70-hour limit placed on specialized majors.

    University Requirements

    Religion Requirements

    (Book of Mormon Courses)
    Take these Courses   
    REL 121, 122
     
           OR
              Take these Courses   
              REL 121H, 122H
     
                     OR
                        Take this Course   
                        REL 221

    AND
    (Scripture Based Courses)
    Take 6 Credits   
    REL 211, 212, 301, 302, 324
     
           OR
              Take 6 Credits   
              REL 211H, 212H, 301H, 302H, 324H

    AND
    (Other Religion Courses)
    Take 4 Credits   
    REL 100, 130, 215, 234, 235, 260, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

    Online Learning

    Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

    Other online course information is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

    GE Requirements
    I. Reading and Writing

       Take 1 Course
       ENG 111, 111C, 111H

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       ENG 311, 311C, 311H, 312, 312C, 313, 313C, 314, 315, 315C, 316, 316C
       HIST 300

    II. Mathematics

  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H, 111, 112, 113, 214, 221, 306

    III. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       ART 101, 160, 201, 202
       HFED 140
       HORT 230
       HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
       MUSIC 100, 101
       TA 115, 117

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    IV. Biological Science and Physical Science

       Take 4 Credits
       AGRON 122, 270
       BIO 100, 100H, 102, 102H, 118, 120, 130, 150, 150L, 176, 200, 202, 208, 221, 222, 230, 250, 264, 265, 268

              OR
                 Take 4 Credits
                 CHEM 100, 101, 105, 105H, 106, 106H
                 GEOG 101, 101L
                 GEOL 101, 102, 103, 103L, 104, 110, 110L, 111, 111L
                 PH 101, 102, 105, 116, 121, 127, 150
                 PH.S 100, 100L, 110

    V. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       AMHER 170, 170H
       ECON 111, 111H
       HIST 120, 121
       POLSC 110

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       SOC 112, 112H  

    VII. Foreign Language
    Take 8 credits of language study and 3 credits of literature all in the same language.

       Take 11 Credits
       CHIN 101, 101H, 102, 201, 347
       FR 102, 201, 202
       GER 102, 201, 202
       RUSS 101, 101H, 102, 201, 340, 340H
       SPAN 102, 201, 201M, 202, 302

    Major Requirements

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: B
       ARCH 100, 102, 110
       HFED 360
       ID 101, 102, 105, 136, 137, 160, 203, 238, 240, 242, 250, 276, 341, 355, 381, 382, 385, 395, 398R, 460, 465, 499

    AND
       Repeat 8 times   Minimum Grade: B
       ID 100R
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    Course Descriptions

    ID 100R 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.
    (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.
    (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/Summer)
     
    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/Summer)
     
    ID 160 Architecture Drafting & Detailing (3:1:0)
    Fee:  $10.00
    ID 160 introduces design students to construction document preparation for residential projects. This course will reinforce the understanding of building systems, construction, and how to detail individual building components. All projects will be completed using hand drafting tools and techniques.
    (Winter/Summer)
     
    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, ID 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, ID 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 160
    An introduction to accurately preparing estimates for interior finish materials and labor.
    (Winter/Summer)
     
    ID 250 Space Planning II (3:1:4)
    Fee:  $15.00
    Prerequisite: (Majors only) ID 203, ID 238, ID 240
    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/Summer)
     
    ID 276 Materials and Sources (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: (Majors Only) ID 240
    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/Summer)
     
    ID 300 Presentation Studio Skills II (1:0:2)
    Prerequisite: Majors only: ID 101, ID 137, ID 138
    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 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/Summer)
     
    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.
    (Fall/Winter)
     
    ID 382 Model Making (2:0:4)
    Fee:  $10.00
    Prerequisite: (Majors only) ID 203, ID 250
    An introductory course to architectural and interior model making.
    (Fall)
     
    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/Summer)
     
    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 398R Internship (3-6:0:0)
    Prerequisite: (Majors Only) ID 385
    Four-week (160 hours) supervised work experience with a professional design firm. For those specializing in kitchen and bath design, an eight-week (320 hours)internship is required with a certified kitchen designer (CKD) or bath designer (CBD).
    (Winter/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.
    (Fall/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.


    (Fall, Winter)