Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Architectural Interior Design: ARI

ARI 281. Visual Communications.

Introduction to using digital tools for communicating design, with an emphasis on integrating digital image, CAD, and 3-D software processes with hand drawing and modeling techniques. Subjects may include the manipulation of digital images, the combination of text and image, rendered perspectives, measured drawings, an introduction to 3-D modeling, and the use of advanced visual language. Some projects are based on work done in the student's design studios. Six hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 381D. Architectural Drawing.

Visual communication in such media as freehand drawing, modeling, photography, and measured drawings. Five laboratory hours a week for one semester. Architecture Interior Design 381D and 381R (Topic: Architectural Drawing) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of graduate adviser.

ARI 381R. Topics in Representation.

Topics in the fundamental components of interior design and visual communication. Five or six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Advanced Drawing. Focus on personal design methodology by exploring multiple drawing methods, skills, and approaches including manual, digital, and hybrid techniques. Refines design communication skills by pairing clearly articulated design intention with compelling drawings, and expressing them via effective verbal presentations. Five or six laboratory hours a week for one semester.

ARI 381T. Topics in Emerging Technologies.

Examines tools, techniques, and methods used in simulating, constructing, and experiencing interior space. Studies how various emerging technologies affect interior design, from initial design to fabrication to completion. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 382. Interior Design Practice.

Business procedures, professional practice, design project control and management, and professional ethics as they relate to interior design. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 384K. Environmental Control I.

Survey of acoustics, color, light, illumination, and electrical and information systems in architectural interiors. Includes techniques of documentation. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 384L. Environmental Control II.

Survey of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, vertical transportation, and plumbing systems in buildings. Includes techniques of documentation. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Architectural Interior Design 384K with a grade of at least C, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 385K. Construction I.

Restricted to students in the Master of Interior Design, first professional program. Introduction to building construction, materials, and structures. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of graduate adviser.

ARI 385L. Construction II: Interior Materials and Assemblies.

Restricted to students in the Master of Interior Design, first professional program. Core concepts in interior materials, assemblies, and systems. Includes material properties, environmental and sustainable issues, attachment, detailing, and product specifications. Projects encourage manipulation and assembly of various material systems. Also includes case studies using material samples, and field trips to sites of fabrication. Six lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Architectural Interior Design 385K with a grade of at least C, and consent of graduate adviser.

ARI 385T. Topics in Materials and Tectonics.

Investigates traditional interior design materials and materials emerging from new technologies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 386K. Seminar in Interior Design.

Introductory subjects in interior design. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 386M. Topics in Interior Design Theory and Criticism.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 388. Designing for Human Behavior.

Restricted to students in the Master of Interior Design, first professional program. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Architectural Interior Design 386M (Topic: Designing for Human Behavior) and 388 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ARI 388K. Interior Design History I.

Survey of interior design from antiquity through the eighteenth century, including theoretical, social, technical, and environmental issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 388L. Interior Design History II.

Study of function and aesthetics, and decoration and use, emphasizing interiors from the nineteenth century to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Architectural Interior Design 388K with a grade of at least C.

ARI 388R. Topics in Interior Design History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.

ARI 389, 689. Research in Interior Design.

Investigation of problems selected by the student and approved by the graduate adviser. Three or six lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 391D. Supraficial.

Same as Architecture 391D. Experimental application of digital tools, including software and hardware to develop new tactics for the design and fabrication of buildings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Architecture 386M (Topic: Supraficial), 391D, Architectural Interior Design 386M (Topic: Supraficial), 391D. Prerequisite: For students in the School of Architecture, graduate standing; for others, graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ARI 391P. Productions.

Same as Architecture 391P. Designed to explore the relationships between the generation of form, space, experience, and atmosphere in the spatial practices of interior design, architecture, and art. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Architecture 386M (Topic: Productions), 391P, Architectural Interior Design 386M (Topic: Productions), 391P. Prerequisite: For students in the School of Architecture, graduate standing; for others, graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ARI 392F. Digital Drawing and Fabrication.

Focus on advanced visual communication methodologies necessary for architectural generation, translation, and output. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Architectural Interior Design 381R (Topic: Digital Drawing and Fabrication) and 392F may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 392P. Prototype.

Same as Architecture 392P. Focus on digital fabrication as a link between architecture and product design. Five laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Architecture 381R (Topic: Prototype), 392P, Architectural Interior Design 381R (Topic: Prototype), 392P. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 693. Master's Design Studio.

Restricted to students in the Master of Interior Design, first professional program. Advanced study in architectural interior design, addressing complex design problems and issues related to various architectural topics. The equivalent of eighteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 693K. Interior Design Core Studio I.

Explores interior spaces and their sequence and adjacencies. Studies individual rooms, their locations, and their uses in such fields as hospitality, health care, and entertainment. Special emphasis on the design of transitions from public spaces to personal spaces. Fifteen hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 693L. Interior Design Core Studio II.

Examination of the elements of interior space and scale, including specific human factors. Particular emphasis on the design, documentation, production, and placement of objects in interiors. Fifteen hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Architectural Interior Design 693K with a grade of at least C, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 693M. Interior Design Core Studio III.

Examination of interior spaces and elements. Fifteen hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Architectural Interior Design 693L with a grade of at least C, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 694. Advanced Design: International Studio.

Advanced problems in international interior design. Students help design new residential or commercial buildings, incorporating local architectural style. Includes research of local historical texts. Taught abroad in locations that vary by semester, but may include Italy and Mexico. Fifteen studio hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Architectural Interior Design 693K and 693L, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 695. Interior Design: Technical Studio.

Comprehensive studio that focuses on combining the elements that create a thorough interior design. Fifteen studio hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Architectural Interior Design 693K and 693L, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 395D. Frank Lloyd Wright: Design, Method, Theory.

Same as Architecture 395D and Landscape Architecture 395D. Comprehensive study of Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work with emphasis on the analyses of his concepts of organic architecture, design methods, and theories. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Architecture 388R (Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright: Design, Method, Theory), 395D, Architectural Interior Design 388R (Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright: Design, Method, Theory), 395D, Landscape Architecture 388 (Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright), 395D. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ARI 395G. The American Home: Identity, Process, and Marketing.

Same as Architecture 395G and Landscape Architecture 395G. An examination of how American housing is conceived, developed, and marketed, as well as relationships between home buyers and builders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Architecture 388R (Topic: American Home), 395G, Architectural Interior Design 388R (Topic: American Home), 395G, Landscape Architecture 388 (Topic: American Home), 395G. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For students in the School of Architecture, graduate standing; for others, graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ARI 696. Advanced Interior Design Studio.

Studies advanced problems in interior design and examines design strategies and different phases of design. Topics may focus on interior design as it relates to retail, education, sustainability, and health care. Fifteen studio hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Architectural Interior Design 693K and 693L, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 197. Interior Design Internship.

Practical application of design procedures in a professional design office. Sixteen to twenty hours of work a week for one semester (a total of at least 250 hours). Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARI 698. Thesis.

For students seeking the Master of Interior Design degree. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in interior design and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Interior Design 698A.