Interior Design

The Interior Design Program at Bellevue College provides a comprehensive, high quality interior design education that is responsive to the changing needs of its students and the design profession. Two educational pathways provide flexible, accessible options that promote student success and which are supported by outstanding faculty committed to teaching excellence.

Core courses in Art and Interior Design strengthen visual, oral, and written communication and for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Interior Design. Also provides training for paraprofessional positions such as production, sales, customer service, or private consulting. Students receive foundation skills in both manual and computer-aided graphics along with exposure to design studio processes and methodologies. Requires demonstration of the ability to create and execute a design portfolio, creative problem solving, and sustainability practices.

 

Associate in Arts Degree
Interior Studies

Brief Description

The Associate of Arts in Interior Studies is a two-year degree open to anyone interested in a career in interior design. Graduates have found employment in sales, customer service, or professional support. The degree also forms the foundation for entry into the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design program.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Apply creative, critical, analytical and strategic thinking skills in all phases of the design process
  • Apply design fundamentals, theories and concepts to interior design problems
  • Apply knowledge of history in art, architecture, and interior design to contemporary design problems
  • Apply the design process to interior design problems, including design programming, schematics and design development
  • Produce competent contract documents including coordinated drawings, schedules and specifications
  • Communicate information, both oral and written, in a clear, concise and well organized manner
  • Use manual and computer-aided drafting skills to create accurate, measured drawings
  • Select and effectively integrate a range of presentation skills, including drawing, sketching, lettering, perspective, rendering, and model building, using appropriate media, colors and techniques
  • Apply knowledge of interior finishes and materials for appropriate selection, specification, installation and maintenance to interior designs
  • Demonstrate the attitudes, traits, and values of professional responsibility, accountability, and effectiveness within the context of interior design process and practice

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
ART 101 Modern Architecture & Design 5
ART 110 Two-Dimensional Design 5
ART 111 Design Color 5
ART 120 Drawing I 5
INDES 140 Introduction to Interior Design 5
INDES 167 Digital Design Tools 2
INDES 171 Interior Design Studio I 5
INDES 172 Interior Design Studio II 5
INDES 242 Interior Materials & Sources 5
INDES 262 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design 5
INDES 265 Design Illustration 5
INDES 267 Digital Design Presentation 3
INDES 273 Interior Design Studio III 5
INDES 280 Contract Documents 5

General Education

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
ENVS 100 or choose 5 credits from the following Lab Science courses: 5
(Laboratory component required, indicated by “L”)

Anthropology
205, 215(L)
Astronomy
100, 101(L), 201(L)
Biology
100(L), 108(L), 125, 135, 150(L), 160(L), 162(L), 211(L), 212(L), 213(L), 241(L), 242(L), 260(L), 275 (L), 276(L)
Botany
110(L), 113(L), 120(L)
Chemistry
100, 110 (L), 121(L), 131(L), 140(L), 161(L), 162(L), 163(L), 261(L) 262(L), 263(L), 265(L), 266(L)
Environmental Science
100, 105, 110, 207(L), 250(L)
Geography
106, 205, 206(L)
Geology
101(L), 103(L), 106, 208(L)
Meteorology
101, 211
Nutrition
100, 101
Oceanography
101(L), 110
Physics
100, 104(L), 105(L), 109(L), 114(L), 115(L), 116(L), 121(L), 122(L), 123(L), 225
Psychology
202
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ART 201 History of Western Art (5 Cr)
ART 202 History of Western Art (5 Cr)
ART 203 History of Western Art (5 Cr)
ART 205 Survey of Non-Western Art (5 Cr)
*Students planning to pursue the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design, please note, the BAA degree requires students to complete ART 203 and one of the other art history courses above.
Choose 5 credits from the following Social Science courses: 5
Anthropology
100, 106, 108, 180, 204, 206, 208, 209, 211, 212, 219, 220, 222, 224, 228, 232, 234, 235, 236
Business
101
Communication Studies
102, 230
Cultural and Ethnic Studies
100, 101, 102, 104, 106, 109, 115, 120, 121, 130, 140, 152, 160, 180, 200, 201, 203, 205, 210, 241, 255, 257, 260, 285, 286, 287, 288
Economics
100, 201, 202, 250, 260
Geography
100, 102, 105, 123, 200, 207, 250, 258, 277
History
101, 102, 103, 110, 115, 120, 146, 147, 148, 185, 207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 223, 230, 236, 242, 245, 246, 250, 261, 280
Humanities
224, 230
International Studies
150, 200, 201, 202, 204, 227, 261, 280
Philosophy
102, 112, 122, 160, 201, 248, 260, 265
Political Science
101, 121, 122, 123, 125, 155, 160, 175, 201, 202, 203, 204, 220, 221, 222, 223, 227, 230
Psychology
100, 109, 110, 200, 203, 205, 209, 210, 220, 240, 250, 257
Sociology
101, 105, 122, 150, 201, 215, 230, 240, 246, 248, 249, 250, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 258, 260, 262, 264, 265, 268, 270, 275, 278
Choose 5 credits from the following Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) courses: 5
Mathematics
107, 130, 131, 132, 138, 141,142, 148, 151, 152, 153, 208, 238, 240, 254, 255
Philosophy
120
Choose 5 credits from the following Cultural Diversity courses: 5
Anthropology
100, 104, 106, 108, 117, 180, 200, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 220, 222, 224,235, 260, 265
Art
103
Cultural and Ethnic Studies
100, 101, 106, 109, 120, 121, 130, 140,152, 180, 200, 201, 203, 205, 210, 241, 257
Communication Studies
134, 250, 280
French
131, 132, 133, 231, 232, 233
Geography
200, 277

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Last Updated August 19, 2015