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Interior Architecture Courses

Interior Architecture: Internship (EP)

Course No. INTA 399-499  Credits: 0.0

Elective to Interior Architecture juniors who have an internship opportunity with the approval from the Department Head. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement.

Interior Architecture: Senior Thesis Problem (EP)

Course No. INTA 431B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini

A semester-long self-defined intense problem, involving a research document, several advisors, and two major presentations. The final presentation is given in a gallery environment and is open to the general public. The thesis encompasses all aspects of the student's previous course work and is their most thorough project. Mandatory for all Senior Interior Architecture majors. Senior Students outside Interior Architecture may petition to take this course with Department Head approval. Offered fall. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement. 6 credits for Interior Architecture majors. 3 credits for electives.

Interior Architecture: Senior Thesis Problem (EP)

Course No. INTA 431A  Credits: 6.0

A semester-long self-defined intense problem, involving a research document, several advisors, and two major presentations. The final presentation is given in a gallery environment and is open to the general public. The thesis encompasses all aspects of the student’s previous course work and is their most thorough project. Mandatory for all Senior Interior Architecture majors. Senior students outside Interior Architecture may petition to take this course with Department Head approval. Offered fall. 6 credits for Interior Architecture majors; 3 credits for electives.

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.

Retail Design + Brand Design (EP)

Course No. INTA 332  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini | 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.

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.

Space + Planning Fundamentals

Course No. INTA 231A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Sherri Appleton

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.

Sustainability: LEED + Detailing

Course No. INTA 390  Credits: 3.0

The first half of the course introduces students to LEED sustainable practices and prepares students for the LEED certification process. In the second half of the course, students will learn to detail their designs in preparation for fabrication and implementation while taking into consideration ethical and sustainable fabrication methods and material selections. Formerly INTA 390X

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