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Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are statements by faculty members that describe the most important things students will know and be able to do when they graduate from a program.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Upon graduating from the Interior Design AAS program, students will demonstrate:

  • recognition that design decisions are developed within the parameters of ecological, socio- economic, and cultural contexts;
  • awareness of behavioral science and human factors;
  • knowledge of main aspects of the design process, which enables them to identify a range of problems and generate creative solutions that support human activities within the interior environment;
  • ability to work in teams, to work collaboratively, and to build consensus;
  • ability to communicate design ideas using a variety of communication techniques and technologies;
  • consciousness of and commitment to ethical standards of professional practice;
  • grasp of selected topics from interiors, architecture, art, and the decorative arts history;
  • knowledge of elements and principles of two- and three-dimensional design, and color principles and theories;
  • ability to select furniture, fixtures and finish materials for interior spaces;
  • awareness of the principles of lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality that impact the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants;
  • familiarity with interior construction and building systems; and
  • recognition of laws, codes, standards, and guidelines that impact the design of interior spaces.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Upon graduating from the Interior Design BFA program, students will demonstrate:

  • global perspective for design that assures that their future decisions are developed within the parameters of ecological, socio-economic, and cultural contexts;
  • understanding of behavioral science and human factors;
  • knowledge of all aspects of the design process, that enables them to identify and explore complex problems and generate creative solutions that support human behavior within the interior environment;
  • ability to engage in multi-disciplinary collaborations and consensus building;
  • ability to effectively communicate using a variety of communication techniques and technologies appropriate to a range of purposes and audiences;
  • understanding and commitment to ethical and accepted standards of professional practice, professional development and industry, the value of their contributions to the built environment;
  • knowledge of interiors, architecture, art, and the decorative arts historical and cultural contexts;
  • ability to apply elements and principles of two- and three-dimensional design, and color principles and theories;
  • ability to select and specify furniture, fixtures, equipment, and finish materials for interior spaces;
  • knowledge of the principles of lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality to enhance the health, safety, welfare, and performance of the occupants;
  • knowledge of interior construction and building systems; and
  • ability to use laws, codes, standards, and guidelines that impact the design of interior spaces.
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