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Interior Architecture and Design - Undergraduate

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Fine Arts

FA 203: Drawing III (Level 100):                                             6.0: 3C Studio / Semester

FA 204: Drawing IV (Level 100):                                             6.0: 2C Studio / Semester

FA 223 and 224: Sketching III and IV (Level 100):                2.0: 2C Studio / Semester

Through direct observation and experimentation the student is led to develop a personal approach to expression in the portrayal of figure, landscape, and still life using a variety of materials.  The student determines thematic content, conceptual approach, and style.
Prerequisite: FA 201, 202, 221, 222, 241, 242

IAD 203: Spatial Depiction II  (Level 100):                              3.0: 1C Studio / Semester

IAD 204: Spatial Depiction III (Level 100):                             3.0: 2C Studio / Semester

Descriptive geometry with drawing of shadows.  Axonometric, isometric, views.  Frontal perspective
Prerequisite: IAD 202, IAD 212 

IAD 221: Conceptual Design Studio I (Level 100):                 6.0: 3C Studio / Semester

IAD 222: Conceptual Design Studio II (Level 100):               6.0: 3C Studio / Semester


Introduction to the creative process of problem solving through sketches and study models as well as verbal presentation.  Gradual introduction of small projects.
Prerequisite: IAD 212.  IAD 202, GD 202, GD 212

TS 201: Materials I  (Level 100):                                            1.0: 1C Course / Semester

TS 202: Materials II (Level 100):                                           2.0: 2C Course / Semester

Textiles for residences.  Covers the appropriate use of textiles and their use for furniture and window treatments.

TS 211: Introduction to the Computer (Level 100):               2.0: 1C Studio / Semester

TS 202: Computer I (Level 100):                                            2.0: 1C Studio / Semester

After achieving computer literacy students are provided with digital tools for architectural drafting
No Prerequisite

IAD 231: Furniture I (Level 100):                                          2.0: 1C Studio / Semester

IAD 232: Furniture II (Level 100):                                        3.0:2C Studio / Semester

Introduction to furniture. Course in joinery and wood techniques applied to furniture 2D means of expression.

LA 203: :لغة عربية عامّة                                                                 3.0: 3C Course / Semester

Please Refer to Department of Arabic Language and Literature Program.

CSA 201: History of Arts and Cultures I (Level 100):         3.0: 3C Course /Semester

Introductory course to major artistic production and human social structure, philosophic reflections, spiritual dogmas and ethnic ideologies during Pre-historic periods, Antiquity and Middle ages.
Prerequisite: LE 102

CSA 202: History of Arts and Cultures II (Level 100):       3.0: 3C Course /Semester

Introductory course to major artistic production and human social structure, philosophic reflections, spiritual dogmas and ethnic ideologies that shaped  the last two parts of human history:  Renaissance and Modern Times.

IAD 205: Perspective (Level 200):                                       2.0: 1C Course / Semester

Course in perspective drawing with rendering, lateral, and multiple vanishing points.
Prerequisite: IAD 204

IAD 223: Conceptual Design Studio III (Level 200):         6.0: 3C Studio / Semester

IAD 224: Conceptual Design Studio IV (Level 200):         6.0: 3C Studio / Semester

Progressive addressing of larger problems. Relation between horizontal and vertical levels. Projects include details.
Prerequisites: IAD 222, IAD 204, TS 202 

TS 203: Materials III (Level 200):                                      2.0: 1C Course / Semester

TS 204: Materials IV (Level 200):                                      2.0: 1C Course / Semester

Examinations of architectural and interior finishing materials and furnishing application and purpose. 

TS 221: Building Construction I  (Level 200):                   5.0: 3C Studio / Semester

TS 222: Building Construction II (Level 200):                  5.0: 3C Studio / Semester

Includes plan, section, symbols, vocabulary, and graphic means of conveying information. Plan section, elevation, cabinet, furniture details.  Advanced electric plans and ceiling plan.  Intermediate space planing stressing codes and symbols.  Examination of the relationship between drawings and  built product.
Prerequisite: IAD 204, IAD 222, IAD 232, TS202

IAD 251: Kitchen and Bath Design (Level 200):             3.0: 3C Semester

Exploration of fixtures, finishes, and various functions involved.  Basic plumbing plus electrical lighting ergonomics, code issues, and permit are covered.
Prerequisite: IAD 204

IAD 246:Technical Lighting  (Level 200):                        2.0:2C Semester

Technical information on calculation control and codes with introduction to lighting design theory and technicality including luminous composition, light, and color design processes.
Prerequisite: TS 221, IAD 204

IAD 241: H.V.A.C. (Level 200):                                       2.0: 2C Semester

Theory and techniques.  Calculation controls and codes.
Prerequisite: TS 221

TS 231: Rendering Techniques (Level 200):                   2.0: 1C Studio / Semester

TS 232: Rendering with Colors (Level 200):                   2.0: 1C Studio / Semester

Instruction to the presentation of Interior Architectural Designs. Input from Graphic Design broadens the base of understanding depiction layout.   Other interdisciplinary approaches are used.
Prerequisite: All Fine Arts Courses, IAD 204

TS 236:Model-Making Workshop I  (Level 200) :         4.0: 2C Studio / Semester

TS 237:Model-Making Workshop II (Level 200) :         4.0: 2C Studio / Semester

This course focuses on all the aspects of the materials, tools, and skills required to create models for presentation.  Students learn to interpret various projects. The Workshop is integrated with studio coursework.

TS 213: Computer II  (Level 200):                                   2.0: 2C Studio / Semester

TS 214: Computer III (Level 200):                                  2.0: 2C Studio / Semester

Auto CAD applied to projects.
Prerequisite: TS 212.
Concurrent with IAD 223, IAD 224.

ARTH 201: History of Styles I (Level 200):                   3.0: 3C Course / Semester

Introductory course to history of styles including a survey of furniture, decorative elements, materials and techniques as reflections of economic, social, political, and religious influences, and as a response to an elementary human functional, decorative and artistic needs along with architectural evolution and progress of industrial development, from the Antiquity through Louis XIV.
Prerequisite: CSA 202

ARTH 202: History of Styles II (Level 200):                 3.0: 3C Course / Semester

Introductory course to history of styles including a survey of furniture, decorative elements, materials and techniques as reflections of economic, social, political, and religious influences, and as a response to an elementary human functional, decorative and artistic needs along with architectural evolution and progress of industrial development, form the French Regency through Modern Times.
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