INDES 382 Interior Design Studio 6 • 5 Cr.


An advanced, upper-division studio course building on knowledge, skills and abilities developed in INDES 381, including more sophisticated studio practices, processes, and creative expectations. A high level of student independence and accountability is expected while 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 381 students. Prerequisite: Admission to BAA Interior Design and upper-division studios and INDES 381 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 third of three project-based scenarios in the third-year studio experience, exploring various interior design issues and project types.