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Interior Architecture Courses

 

School of Art, Design and Art History

 

All 200-level IARC courses are restricted to declared art, art history, graphic design and interior design/architecture majors during the fall and spring semesters. IARC courses at the 300-level and above are restricted to declared IARC majors. During May and summer sessions, IARC courses are open to all students who meet the additional stated course prerequisites. Non-majors wishing to enroll in an IARC course during the fall and spring semesters may request permission of the instructor.


IARC 200. Interior Architecture Studio I.

6 credits.
This studio focuses on the design process through the creation of objects and interior spaces. Projects involve investigations into syntax and design language, program interpretation, materiality, ritual, use and the constructed order of built space. Emphasis is place on experimentation, risk and play. Design projects will incorporate constructed drawings, sketching, diagramming, model-building, and writing.


IARC 202. Interior Architecture Studio II.

6 credits.
Design studio building on the fundamentals of IARC 200. Projects will address both three-dimensional design of spaces and the objects within the spaces. Projects will include questions of ritual, ergonomics, material properties, mechanism, and prototypes. Introduction of workshop, digital graphics and photography incorporated in studio work, with an emphasis on fabrication and constructed full-scale objects. Prerequisite: IARC 200.


IARC 208. Portfolio Review.

0 credits.
Portfolio review required to enroll in interior architecture courses at 300 level and above. Prerequisite: IARC 200. Corequisite: IARC 202.


IARC/INDU 220. CAD: 3D Modeling.

3 credits.
This course will introduce students to principles used in 3D Cad and BIM modeling. Technologies to draw three dimensionally on the computer will be considered as a discipline within itself, and students will be instructed to use the machine for design exploration. Various software packages will be utilized during the semester.


IARC 300. Interior Architecture Studio III.

6 credits.
Intermediate design studio building upon skills of IARC 200-202 sequence. Projects will be of greater complexity, scope and technical requirement. Design studies will incorporate drawing, diagramming, models, digital studies and writing. Legal, industry and engineering requirements will be integrated into the learned poetics of design. Prerequisite: IARC 208.


IARC 302. Interior Architecture Studio IV.

6 credits.
Intermediate design studio building upon skills of IARC 300. Projects will be an extension of IARC 300 but with greater complexity, scope and technical requirements. Design studies will incorporate drawing, diagramming, models, digital studies and writing. Legal, industry and engineering requirements will be integrated into the learned poetics of design. Prerequisite: IARC 300.


IARC 330. Materials and Methods I.

3 credits.
A lecture course introducing components and materials used in construction and building systems. Prerequisite: IARC 208.


IARC 332. Materials and Methods II.

3 credits.
The second lecture class in a required sequence focused on building systems and materials. Topics introduced in INDE 330 are studied in greater depth with an emphasis on understanding the interrelationships among elements found in a complete construction documents package. Prerequisite: IARC 330.


IARC 390. Independent Studies in Interior Architecture.

1-3 credits. Offering varies.
Independent activity at the intermediate level, such as research or studio practice, under faculty supervision. Projected studies in any area of the school's offering must be arranged with the instructors who will direct them. Offered only with the consent of the instructor.


IARC 392. Topics in Interior Architecture.

3 credits. Offering varies.
Study of selected topics in interior design at the intermediate level. May be repeated when course content changes. See MyMadison for current topics.


IARC 400. Interior Architecture Studio V.

6 credits.
An upper-level design studio building upon the design rigor and technical craft acquired in the IARC 300-302 sequence. Expansion of the design role into collaborative teams, interdisciplinary teams, actual clients, service projects and competition projects. Prerequisite: IARC 302.


IARC 402. Interior Architecture Studio VI.

6 credits.
Final upper-level interior design studio culminating in a thesis project. Complete student initiative across every phase of the project. Prerequisite: IARC 400.


IARC 440. Professional Design Practices.

3 credits.
Procedures and practices in the interior design profession. Prerequisite: IARC 302 or permission of instructor.


IARC 470. Contemporary Design Theory.

3 credits.
Seminar format class which explores influential ideas in contemporary design, including critical regionalism, postmodernism, minimalism, the neo-avant-garde, green design, Marxism and post-structuralism. Prerequisite: GARTH 206.


IARC 490. Independent Studies in Interior Architecture.

1-3 credits, repeatable. Offering varies.
Independent activity, such as research or studio practice, under faculty supervision. Projected studies in any area of the school's offering must be arranged with the instructors who will direct them. Offered only with consent of the instructor.


IARC 491. Studio Assistant.

1-3 credits, repeatable. Offering varies.
An on-campus program monitored on an individual basis designed to provide practical studio experience in the visual arts. Students will learn safe studio practices and management skills, including material use, inventory control, and the proper operation of equipment found within various individual classroom studios. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.


IARC 492. Topics in Interior Architecture.

3 credits. Offering varies.
Study of selected topics in interior design at the advanced level. May be repeated when course content changes. See MyMadison for current topics.


IARC 496. Internship.

0 credits.
An off-campus program prepared and monitored on an individual basis. Internships are designed to provide practical experience in professional design settings. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

 

 

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