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Interior Architecture

Interior architects bring a specialized approach to the re-envisioning of a building’s interior. Our students will learn to consider the social, psychological, and behavioral issues affecting design decisions to create unified interiors. This program teaches students to develop cutting edge techniques by combining architectural design, lighting, materials, furnishing, and finishes to produce aesthetically sophisticated spaces. 

Furniture Design

Students gain hands-on experience in furniture design studios by producing their design prototypes in fully equipped, state-of-the-art wood, metal, plastic, and upholstery labs. Our labs house both traditional equipment and computer numerically controlled (CNC) manufacturing equipment. Work with our faculty to gain valuable insight into materials and processes to become a great designer and maker.

Product Design

Our program integrates interior architecture and product design to focus on creating products of tomorrow. Product design projects relate to the development of ideas and prototypes for new products using various manufacturing methods and materials, including wood, metal, plastic, and synthetics. Products can range in size from a small light source to large-scale exhibits. Our faculty offer guidance in developing innovative approaches to the ergonomics, controls, interactions, materials, and manufacturing of our products. 

Degree Paths

High School & Transfer Students

Our department offers an accredited 5-year Master's degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design (MIAPD), crafted for high school graduates and transfer students entering with no academic training in design. The MIAPD is a five-year program with one year of environmental studies followed by four years of IAPD coursework, including a summer course. Accredited by CIDA, approved by NASAD, and incorporate coursework in interior architecture, furniture design, and product design.

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Environmental Design 

First Semester (16)

ENVD 201 Environ. Design Studio I (4)

ENVD 250 History of Designed Enviro. I (3)

ENVD 203 Survey of Design Professions (1)

MATH 100 College Algebra (3)

COMM 105 Public Speaking 1A (2)

General Elective (3)

Second Semester (15)

ENVD 202 Environ. Design Studio II (4)

ENVD 251 History of Designed Environ. II (3)

PHYS 115 Descriptive Physics (5)

ENGL 100 Expository Writing I (3)

 

Interior Arch. and Product Design 

Third Semester (16)

IAPD 307 IAPD Design Studio I (5)

IAPD 248 Fundamentals of Arch. Tech. (3)

IAPD 430 Visual Communication (2)

ARCH 350 History of Designed Environ. III (3)

ENGL 200 Expository Writing II (3)

 


Fourth Semester (18)

IAPD 320 IAPD Design Studio II (5)

IAPD 210 Intro. to Digital Applications (1)

IAPD 456 Intro. to Product/Industrial Des. (2)

ARCH 347 Structural Systems in Arch. I (4)

ARCH 433 Bldg. Const. Systems in Arch. I (3)

General Elective (3)

Fifth Semester (18)

IAPD 435 IAPD Design Studio III (5)

IAPD 310 Digital Applications (2)

IAPD 409 Materials and Finishes (3)

ARCH 413 Environ. Systems in Arch. I (4)

ARCH 448 Struct. Systems in Arch. II (4)

 

Sixth Semester (18)

IAPD 440 IAPD Design Studio IV (5)

IAPD 407 Design Workshop I (3)

IAPD 407 Design Workshop Studio I (1)

IAPD 625 Lighting in IAPD (3)

IAPD 628 Bldg. Const. Systems in Arch. II (3)

ARCH 514 Environ. Systems in Arch. II (3) 

Summer Options (7)

Focus Courses (7) OR

Study Abroad (7) OR

IAPD 664 IAPD Summer Internship (6) AND

IAPD 665 IAPD Summer Internship Report (1) 

 

Seventh Semester (17)

IAPD 801 IAPD Design Studio V (5)

IAPD 802 Design Workshop II (3)

IAPD 803 Design Workshop II Studio (1)

IAPD 811 Design Research (2)

IAPD 416 History of Furniture (3)

IAPD 753 Pro Prac: Prof. Responsibility (1)

IAPD 754 Pro Prac: Office Practices (1)

IAPD 755 Pro Prac: Disc. Specific Topics (1) 

Eighth Semester (14)

Option 1: On-campus, KCDC, or Study Abroad 

IAPD 606 IAPD Design Studio VI (5) AND

Electives 9 

Option 2: Internship

IAPD 644 IAPD Internship (9) AND

IAPD 645 IAPD Internship Report (5)

 

 

Ninth Semester (15)

IAPD 810 IAPD Capstone Studio (5)

IAPD 813 Furniture Design Workshop Studio (1)

IAPD 814 Furniture Design Workshop (3)

IAPD 815 Adv. Studio Programming (2)

General Elective (4)

Tenth Semester (15)

IAPD 822 Adv. Product Design Studio (6) OR

IAPD 823 Adv. IA Design Studio (6) OR

IAPD 824 Adv. Furniture Design Studio (6)

IAPD 891 Contemporary Design Seminar (3)

General Elective (6)

  169 Credit Hours

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College Graduates

Our department offers an accredited 3-year Master's degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design (MIAPD), developed for students entering with a previously completed bachelor's degree in a program. Applicants with previous degrees in design will be viewed on a case-by-base basis. Years needed to complete the MIAPD may be reduced from the three-year-plan. Accredited by CIDA, approved by NASAD, and incorporate coursework in interior architecture, furniture design, and product design.

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Summer Study (9)

ENVD 201 Environ. Design Studio I (4)

ENVD 202 Env. Design Studio II (4)

ENVD 203 Survey of the Design Prof. (1)

 

First Semester (16)

IAPD 307 IAPD Design Studio I (5)

IAPD 248 Fundamentals of Arch. Tech. (3)

IAPD 409 Materials and Finishes (3)

IAPD 430 Visual Communication (2)

ARCH 350 History of the Des. Env. III (3)

Second  Semester (15)

IAPD 320 IAPD Design Studio II (5)

IAPD 210 Intro. to Digital Applications (1)

IAPD 456 Intro. to Product/Indus. Design (2)

ARCH 347 Structural Systems in Arch. I (4)

ARCH 433 Bldg. Const. Systems in Arch. I (3)

Third Semester (17)

IAPD 811 Design Research (2)

IAPD 435 IAPD Design Studio III (5)

IAPD 310 Digital Applications (2)

ARCH 413 Environ. Systems in Arch. I (4)

ARCH 448 Structural Systems in Arch. II (4)

 

Fourth Semester (18)

IAPD 440 IAPD Design Studio IV (5)

IAPD 407 Design Workshop I (3)

IAPD 412 Design Workshop I Studio (1)

IAPD 625 Lighting in IAPD (3)

IAPD 628 Bldg. Const. Systems IA (3)

ARCH 514 Environ. Systems in Arch. II (3)

Summer Study (9)

IAPD 801 IAPD Design Studio V (5)

IAPD 802 Design Workshop II (3)

IAPD 803 Design Workshop II Studio (1)

 

Fifth Semester (17)

IAPD 810 IAPD Capstone Studio (5)

IAPD 813 Furniture Des. Wrkshp. Studio (1)

IAPD 814 Furniture Design Workshop (3)

IAPD 815 Adv. Studio Programming (2)

IAPD 416 History of Furniture (3)

IAPD 753 Pro Prac: Prof. Responsibility (1)

IAPD 754 Pro Prac: Office Practices (1)

IAPD 755 Pro Prac: Disc. Specific Topics (1)


Sixth Semester (9)

IAPD 891 Contemp. Design Seminar (3) AND

IAPD 822 Adv. Product Design Studio (6) OR

IAPD 823 Adv. IA Design Studio (6) OR

IAPD 824 Adv. Furniture Design Studio (6) 

 

 

 

 

 

 110 Credit Hours

 

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