2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Professional Services - Interior Design, Associate of Applied Science

Degree:

Associate of Applied Science

Overview

The design program provides hand skills and a visual design sense necessary for professional work in the interior design industry. Students graduate with a presentation portfolio to move immediately into an interior design career. This program also prepares students in the business skills of interior design such as use of computers and business writing. Graduates from this rigorous program have a reputation for excellence in the design industry.

LDS Business College design students have competed in the annual IIDA Portfolio Review featuring students of both two-year and four-year interior design programs throughout the region. The College’s students have a long tradition of top placement in the competition.

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Career Opportunities

Fine furniture stores have openings for staff designers. Students may choose to work as sales representatives for one of the design-related industries. Positions are available in architectural and interior design firms for apprentice designers. In time, students may decide to open their own design firm. Whichever direction students pursue, they can be assured of an exciting and creative career.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ- like manner.
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles.
  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools.
  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems.
  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and lifelong learning opportunities.
  • Use knowledge of design principles, theory and history to address client needs.
  • Apply design process skills using hand and computer generated solutions.
  • Select and specify appropriate finishes, furniture, and construction components for end users..
  • Identify and apply sustainable and environmental principles of design.
  • Design code-based interior spaces to meet building regulations.
  • Practice design industry business procedures.

Note: To give the program necessary depth and breadth, professionals employed full time in the interior design field teach many courses. Since these professionals have other work commitments, some classes will be scheduled only at night while others will be scheduled early in the morning.

Color Board Requirements

To be accepted into the two-year Interior Design AAS degree, you must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average from high school or transferring college; for the one-year Interior Design Certificate, you must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Prospective students must complete a color board following the specifications listed below. All color boards must be submitted no later than September 1st for Fall Semester, December 1st for Winter Semester, and May 1st for spring session. Color boards must be mailed or delivered to the attention Office of Admissions.

Specifications for color boards

Create a sample board based upon the criteria listed below. You will need to make your own conclusions and interpretations. We do not have examples for you to see, nor do we give suggestions for the color board format.

  1. Mount color samples on a 9 x 12 mat board (available at art supply stores) that is in a color that enhances the samples. Neutrals are usually preferable.
  2. Choose samples for a living room to include the following:
    1. Paint colors for walls, trim and ceiling and any other wall coverings wallpaper, fabric, etc.
    2. Floor coverings - i.e. carpet, stone, wood, etc.
    3. Window treatments - i.e., drapery, blinds, shutters, etc.
    4. Furniture finishes - i.e. wood, metal, plastic, etc.
    5. Upholstery fabrics - minimum of three
    6. Accent colors
  3. Affix materials firmly to the mat board so they do not fall off. Double-sided carpet tape works well for heavy samples. There is also special mounting tape available that works well (available at art supply stores).
  4. Arrange the materials in an attractive manner on the board and carefully label each sample.
  5. You may use discontinued samples which are usually available from local design firms, furniture stores, etc. The College also has a sample library available to local students. It is located on the eighth floor in room 803 and is open during regular school hours.
  6. Your board will be judged by a panel of designers including the program director, part-time faculty and outside professionals. The panel will be looking for ability in blending color, use of appropriate textures, and the professionalism of your board arrangement.
  7. Include your name, email, and mailing address on the back of the mat board.
  8. Include a separate sheet with your name, address, phone number, specific program (ID AAS degree or ID certificate) you are applying for and the date you mailed your admissions package to the College.
  9. Include your email address and phone number where you may be contacted.
  10. Place your color board in a padded envelope (available at your local post office) and mail it Attn: Office of Admissions 95 North 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-3500, or you may hand deliver it to Office of Admissions on the 2nd floor.

You will be notified as to whether or not you have been accepted into the ID program by email or return mail. The sooner you send in your color board, the sooner you will be notified and the greater your chances of acceptance because enrollment is limited.

Color boards will not be returned.


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Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

REL Two cornerstone religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & Everlast Gospel

2 credits

REL 275Teach & Doct of Book of Mormon

2 credits

REL Two additional religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:8

College-wide Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BAP 105Business Computer Applications

2 credits

ID 104Principles of Design

2 credits

ID 105Intro. to Interior Design

3 credits

ID 110Color Theory

2 credits

ID 1183-D Design

1 credits

ID 125Drafting

3 credits

ID 126Space Planning

4 credits

ID 127Drawing Techniques

3 credits

ID 128Textiles

2 credits

ID 130Studio I

2 credits

ID 131Introduction to AutoCAD

2 credits

ID 205Resources & Career Issues

2 credits

ID 210Historical Furnishings & Arch

3 credits

ID 211Modern Furnishings & Arch

2 credits

ID 218Digital Editing

1 credits

ID 230Studio II

2 credits

ID 231Computer Design I

3 credits

ID 232Computer Design II

3 credits

ID 270Portfolio I

1 credits

ID 271Portfolio II

1 credits

ID 275Business of Interior Design

3 credits

ID 299Interior Design Internship

1 credits

Total Credit Hours:48

Total Credit Hours: 68

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon the number of preparatory courses a student must take, an additional semester may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BAP 105Business Computer Applications

2 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

ID 104Principles of Design

2 credits

ID 105Intro. to Interior Design

3 credits

ID 110Color Theory

2 credits

ID 125Drafting

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ID 1183-D Design

1 credits

ID 126Space Planning

4 credits

ID 127Drawing Techniques

3 credits

ID 128Textiles

2 credits

ID 130Studio I

2 credits

ID 131Introduction to AutoCAD

2 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:19

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

ID 210Historical Furnishings & Arch

3 credits

ID 218Digital Editing

1 credits

ID 230Studio II

2 credits

ID 231Computer Design I

3 credits

ID 270Portfolio I

1 credits

ID 299Interior Design Internship

1 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

ID 205Resources & Career Issues

2 credits

ID 211Modern Furnishings & Arch

2 credits

ID 232Computer Design II

3 credits

ID 271Portfolio II

1 credits

ID 275Business of Interior Design

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

ID 271: capstone

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 68 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. A 3.0 grade point average or higher in all ID courses
  3. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  4. Complete at least 50% of Interior Design courses at LDS Business College
  5. Complete 2 cornerstone religion courses, plus 4 additional credits of religion