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INTD 129 - Introduction to Interior Design

  • 3 credits

This course covers the interior design discipline's professional values with emphasis on elements and principles of design.

The profession of interior design is getting a lot of publicity today thanks to reality shows such as Trading Spaces. This rise in interest indicates that many people are interested in the design of their personal spaces. If you are interested in learning more about the interior design profession or just want to know about interior design in general, you will enjoy this online course.

Course topics include: design theory, interior design profession, design process and creativity, elements and principles of design, and interior design practitioners (commercial and residential interior design).

Students who complete this course will be able to:

  • Define the relationship of interior design in relation to three other disciplines: art, architecture and social sciences
  • Define alternate points of view and cultural diversity impacting the interior design field
  • Compare and contrast professional roles, values and opportunities in the interior design field
  • Compare and contrast basic design elements and principle theories of design and design composition and human behavior in interior environments
  • Identify interior design terminology
  • Define and apply creativity to a problem; develop introductory ways of exhibiting a variety of ideas with originality and elaboration, including thinking visually and volumetrically

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Interior Design (2017)
    Clemons, Stephanie
    ISBN: 978-1619602427

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.