INDES 381 Interior Design Studio 5 • 5 Cr.


An advanced, upper-division studio course building on knowledge, skills and abilities developed in INDES 380, including more advanced studio practices, processes, and creative expectations. An increasing level of student independence and accountability is encouraged in exploring a variety of issues-based interior design project types, preparing students for their Capstone studio courses. Students share a classroom, instructor and project -based assignments with INDES 382 students. Prerequisite: Admission to BAA Interior Design and upper-division studios and INDES 380 with a C or better.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Achieve an intermediate-level ability to integrate multi-platform technology and tools, as well as knowledge of building systems that influence interior design solutions.
  • Identify and evaluate the varied contexts and constraints informing interior design solutions, and apply effective strategies for achieving human wellbeing, comfort, and performance.
  • Combine visual, verbal, and written presentations to communicate a persuasive design narrative, using sophisticated design strategies and varied expressive methods. 
  • Assume substantial roles and responsibilities of an interior designer throughout the design process, including the tools and dynamics of effective collaboration.
  • Exercise creative fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration to achieve uniquely responsive, imaginative, and expressive design solutions.
  • Apply methods of inquiry, data collection, and analysis to effectively frame, synthesize, and present the interconnected issues underlying complex interior design issues.
  • Apply interior design knowledge, skills, and abilities to the second of three project-based scenarios in the third-year studio experience, exploring various interior design issues and project types.