Interior Design

ID 111 Drafting
3 credits (CS)

This course introduces students to basic manual drafting techniques and mechanical perspectives. Students develop a variety of scaled drawings, including: floor plans, elevations, sections, and axonometric drawings. (Offered fall term)

ID 115 Models and Drawing
3 credits (CS)

This course covers freehand sketching, orthographic drawings and the use of mechanical perspective drawings as a means of exploring and representing interior environments. Students will also learn techniques for creating architectural models that relate to "humanscale" factors, furnishings, and creatively designed interior spaces. (Offered spring term) Prerequisite: ID 111 Drafting.
ID 121 Rendering
3 credits (CS)

The student learns techniques for rendering the elements of interior spaces in detail, including finishes, textiles, furniture and accessories. The course introduces the student to the use of varied media in the representation of light, shadow, texture, color, and form. This course also includes the study of perspective drawings using one-point and two-point grids. (Offered fall term)
ID 221 Residential Design
3 credits (CS)

Students learn to analyze the properties and functions of residential interiors in order to design attractive and efficient plans for a variety of clients. They apply principles and elements of design and engage in the phases of design, such as programming, schematics, and more. Students make formal class presentations, which may include floor plans and renderings, materials selections, and furniture specifications. (Offered spring term)  Prerequisites: ID 121 Rendering, and either ID 111 Drafting OR ID 271 AutoCAD.

ID 225 Decorating
3 credits (CS)

This course explores the aesthetics that are involved in creating a residential space and how certain elements enhance or detract from the overall appeal and appearance of an environment.  Use of color, pattern, light, contrast, architectural style, and their respective effects on interiors will be discussed.  Theoretical concepts of environmental psychology will be covered, as well as practical aspects such as budgeting, estimating, and product sourcing. (Offered in alternate years)

ID 232 Universal Design
3 credits (CS)

Students develop projects which implement ADA/ANSI standards to provide improved access for mobility-challenged users as well as others. During the second half of the term it is typical for a health care project to be developed concurrently with course work in ID 271 AutoCAD in order to use AutoCAD as a design and presentation tool. Please note that normally this course coordinates with ID 271 AutoCAD. (Offered fall term)  Prerequisites: ID 111 Drafting and ID 121 Rendering.

ID 242 Finishes and Materials
3 credits (CS)

This course covers the proper selection of architectural finishes and materials for use in both residential and commercial interiors. Content areas include study of coatings and various hard materials such as stone, glass, tile, etc. that may be used in both functional and decorative applications, whether applied to furnishings or surface areas of a building envelope. The lecture-style class format may also include small application projects, guest speakers, or field trips to product showrooms. (Offered fall term)

ID 243 Textiles for Interiors
3 credits (CS)

This course provides the fundamental fiber and fabric information needed to make informed decisions in the field of interior design. It covers fiber properties, textile construction methods, as well as dyeing, printing, and the estimating process. Textile applications and performance are emphasized relative to flammability, weathering, and building codes. (Offered spring term)

ID 250 Building Construction
3 credits (CS)

This class covers contemporary theory and technique in the design and construction of residential and small commercial buildings as related to interior design. The student gains knowledge in the application of structural systems, HVAC, and mechanical systems, acoustics and the nature of building materials. (Offered spring term)  Prerequisites: ID 111 Drafting and ID 271 AutoCAD.

ID 271 AutoCAD
3 credits (CS)

This course introduces basic skills the student needs to operate the Auto-CAD computer-aided drafting program. Students learn the menu structure of Auto CAD and its basic operations, such as draw, text and modify commands. Students are expected to set up and plot two-dimensional floor plans and elevations. Please note that normally this course coordinates with ID 232 Universal Design. (Offered fall term)  Prerequisite: ID 111 Drafting.

ID 318 Furniture Design
3 credits (CS)

The details, drawings, and furniture designs developed in this course include cabinetry details, drawings, and models. Course projects include re-purposing, refinishing, and designing and constructing an original piece with basic materials. (Offered annually)  Prerequisites: ID 111 Drafting and ID 121 Rendering.

ID 320 Professional Practice
3 credits (CS)

The course examines the professional practice of interior design, including its purpose and goals, structure and procedures, trade and client relations, fee structure, accounting practices, professional ethics and credentials. (Offered fall term )

ID 322 Contract Interiors
3 credits (CS)

Students develop an understanding of design considerations for contract/furniture systems and functional work environments. Emphasis is given to the features of systems furniture products and sustainable design in corporate and institutional environments. (Offered spring term)  Prerequisites: ID 232 Universal Design, ID 271 Auto-CAD I and ID 372 3D Computer Modeling.

ID 324 Hospitality Design Studio
3 credits (CS)

This course introduces students to the concepts of hotel, lodging, and restaurant design. Projects feature development of design concept, site, interior space planning, and selection of materials and finishes. Formal class presentations are required. (Offered fall term)  Prerequisites: ID 111 Drafting, ID 121 Rendering, ID 271 AutoCAD, and ID 232 Universal Design.
ID 361 Lives of the Designers
3 credits (CS)
A survey of key interior spaces, designers, decorators, and styles that shaped the development of Twentieth Century interior décor will help to reveal the current state of the field as we now know it.  Topics of study will include the most significant contributions from influential interior designers and decorators, as well as design styles and movements that continue to shape current tastes and trends in the Twenty-First Century.  Decorating styles, sources of inspiration, and current contributions to the field will also be discussed.  Students will critically analyze the work of influential designers and decorators to determine each individual’s aesthetic identity and design ethos, in an effort to fully understand the social impacts that visionary has had. (Offered in alternate years)

ID 365 Lighting I
3 credits (CS)

Topics covered include a history of and orientation to electric lighting, basic principles of electricity, color theory, architectural and theatrical controls and instruments, light sources, light measurement, brightness relationships, luminaires, charts, and photometrics, layout and specification. (Offered spring term)  Prerequisite: ID 111 Drafting or permission of the instructor.

ID 369 Building Codes
3 credits (CS)

This course acquaints students with various aspects of New York State Building Codes. General building codes of other areas are included as appropriate. Potential areas of difficulty in code compliance are explored in relation to interior design practice. (Offered spring term)

ID 372 3-D Computer Modeling
3 credits (CS)

Students explore three-dimensional applications of computer visualization programs and related third-party software. Students learn to model realistic interior environments, including furniture, materials, lighting and other visual elements. (Offered fall term)  Prerequisite: ID 271 AutoCAD.
ID 381 Internship
3-6 credits (CS)

The student develops a set of learning objectives and keeps a journal of work activities based on experiences at an internship site. An oral presentation, summarizing the internship experience, including examples of projects and learning outcomes, is required. (Offered spring and summer term)  Prerequisite: Student must have at least junior standing, and must have completed a minimum of one full-time semester at Cazenovia College.

ID 425 Retail and Exhibition Design
3 credits (CS)

This course emphasizes the design of retail and exhibition spaces. Students are exposed to functional aesthetics and to retail programming procedures. The projects emphasize creative problem-solving and may include theatrical, retail, furniture, and exhibition/trade show design. (Offered fall term)  Prerequisites: ID 324 Hospitality Design and ID 372 Computer Modeling.

ID 460 Interior Design Portfolio
3 credits (CS)

Students choose design projects and computer drawings created during their four years of study to prepare them for their career-related portfolio. Students and faculty critique the work for professional standards necessary for job interviews. Students prepare resumes and cover letters. Guest speakers provide networking opportunities and critique students at final portfolio presentation. (Offered spring term) Prerequisite: Student must have senior standing.

ID 465 Lighting II
3 credits (CS)

This course is an in-depth survey of lighting equipment and design application, with an emphasis on energy conservation. Other issues addressed include: the control of light, calculations (day lighting, point-by-point, zonal cavity, visual comfort probability), luminaires, electric control, theatrical and computerized dimming systems, architectural design, computer-aided modeling, associated phenomena, layouts and design reports. (Offered fall term)  Prerequisites: ID 365 Lighting I or theatrical students with permission of instructor.

ID 498 Senior Topics
3 credits (CS)

Students undertake advanced written work focusing on current interior design theory or trends. Students choose individual topics, engage in evidence-based inquiry, and develop a thesis-based research paper. This research lays the groundwork for design project development in ID 499 Senior Project. (Offered fall term.) Note: ID 498 must be taken prior to ID 499. Prerequisite: EN 201 Academic Writing II.

ID 499 Senior Project Studio
3 credits (CS)

Students complete a major design project to implement research developed in ID 498. Taken as a whole, the project is intended to demonstrate students’ overall grasp of general education and interior design program content and capabilities. Students create and deliver an oral and visual presentation on their topic/project to a guest panel or critics. (Offered spring term)  Prerequisite: ID 498 Senior Topics.

Summer Session I - July

  • Summer Term Begins
    May 20 2015
  • Memorial Day Holiday
    May 25 2015
  • Summer Term Ends
    Jul 1 2015