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Interior Architecture Courses

Space + Planning Fundamentals

Course No. INTA 231A  Credits: 3.0

This course will cover the basic understanding of space planning and documentation, floor planning and elevations material selection, sample and presentation boards, space and lighting relationships, furniture and mechanical layouts, flow and movement. Open elective, sophomore and above. This course is a prerequisite for INTA 232B Materials, Research & Space Planning. Offered fall.

Architectural Drawing + Documentation

Course No. INTA 231B  Credits: 3.0

This course is an introduction to hand drafting and documentation including drawing, lettering and historic referencing as well as ADA topics, historic vernacular, and space planning. Field trips may be included. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Architecture majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered fall. Books and supplies to be determined by instructor.

Retail, Restaurant + Store Design

Course No. INTA 232A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini

Course includes several retail design problems covering various problem-solving methods including: retail fixture/specialty retail project working with a local Cleveland-based company and retail storefront design. Students will participate in formal critiques using presentation methods and skills. Mandatory for all sophomore Interior Architecture majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered spring.

Materials, Research + Space Planning (EP)

Course No. INTA 232B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Sherri Appleton
Prerequisite(s) Space + Planning Fundamentals

Space planning projects based on special programming and research including furniture design, finishes and furnishings, material presentations from the manufacturing industry and field trips. Students will participate in formal critiques using presentation methods and skills. Final project is group collaboration. Mandatory for all sophomore Interior Architecture majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered spring. Prerequisite: INTA 231A Space & Planning Fundamentals or instructor’s permission. Offered spring.

INTA Communication Skills 1

Course No. INTA 285  Credits: 3.0

The basics of perspective drawing are taught in twelve assignment modules covering all forms of measured perspective drawing. The final design project will include drawing and renderings as a requirement. Open elective, sophomore and above. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Architecture majors. Offered fall.

INTA Communication Skills 2

Course No. INTA 286  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Pete Maric
Prerequisite(s) INTA Communication Skills 1

Intermediate Level drawing and rendering including perspective drawing from several viewpoints, rendering techniques in several styles media and design projects throughout course. Mandatory for all Sophomores Interior Architecture majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Prerequisites for Interior Architecture majors: INTA 285. No prerequisites for electives. Offered spring.

INTA: Intermediate Problems (EP)

Course No. INTA 331  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Retail, Restaurant + Store Design

Intermediate level retail and space design including various conceptual and visual projects increasing in detail and complexity, such as building exteriors, exhibit, and museum design as well as local community project. Introduction of fabrication methods. Industry professional input at various critiques. Mandatory for all junior Interior Architecture majors. Open to all juniors and seniors. Prerequisites: INTA 232A. Offered fall. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement.

Retail Design + Brand Design (EP)

Course No. INTA 332  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Patrick Finegan
Prerequisite(s) Retail, Restaurant + Store Design | INTA: Intermediate Problems (EP)

Course includes brand-focused projects including a retail design project hosted at client location with the final presentation to their design team and an advance design problem with industry interaction or competition with a potential summer internship. Mandatory for all junior Interior Design majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Prerequisites for Interior Architecture majors: INTA 232A and INTA 331. No prerequisites for electives. Offered spring. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement.

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