317 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES*
A detailed study of the principles for management of an independent design studio. All business procedures will be researched.
Exploration of the world of textiles, fibers and their purchase and manufacturing. Resources for textile purchase also will be studied.
319 LIGHTING SPECIFICATIONS*
Analysis of lighting for both residential and contract applications. Special emphasis is on lighting vocabulary, plans, distribution and quality.
320 HEALTHCARE DESIGN*
Study of the design of health care facilities. The class is part lecture and part studio with a set of working portfolio boards completed for the final. Specification writing is also covered.
learn skills required for production of digital presentation boards, management of image files, printing and integration of AutoCad into image files.
322 BUILDING CODES*
An overview of building codes required in commercial installations.
323 ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN*
Study of sustainable environments, quality of life issues and the “smart house”-use of computers and electronics in buildings.
325 COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING I*
Introduction to architectural computer drafting with emphasis on interior design, using AUTOCAD software and Windows.
421 COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING II
Continuation of architectural computer drafting with emphasis on interior design, using AUTOCAD software and Windows.
429 HISTORIC PRESERVATION THESIS
Students study the art of historical detail and preservation of houses in California. Research and preservation methods are studied.
430 CAREER STUDY
Internship with professional designers. Learning goals are set and a professor works with the student on a weekly basis to discuss the student’s progress. Prerequisite: Faculty consent.
434 SENIOR SHOW/PORTFOLIO PREPARATION AND WEB DESIGN
Studio where students will put the polishing touch on their portfolios. Advanced portfolio styles and alternate portfolio presentation methods will be studied.
440 SENIOR STUDIO
An advanced studio teaching the student to solve problems of a complex nature. Developing the spatial envelope of a multilevel space for a mixed use project, students will design the space using concepts and skills learned in prior studios. The course includes lectures, demonstrations and critiques of works-in-progress. Digital boards and construction documents are created in this class.
Design and plan safe and effective kitchens and bathrooms; utilize key industry information and planning guidelines based on historical review, current industry environment, future trends, consumer lifestyles, research, building codes and current industry practices.
442 DIGITAL PRESENTATION
Digital Presentation (Using TinkerCad, InDesign & SketchUp’s Fly-through Animation) This course introduces the student to three software programs. The first four weeks teaches the student to design with a 3D Printer. The second four weeks teaches the student InDesign, a publishing software program and the final four weeks develops the student’s ability to create video animation with SketchUp’s Fly-through Animation.
443 REVIT ARCHITECTURE
This course teaches the concepts and tools of Revit, a building information modeling program for architects and interior designers. Students are introduced to Revit’s powerful 3D model organization for visualization, presentation, and creation of construction documents. Instruction demonstrates how this unique software enables design professionals to save time and reduce errors as design changes are automatically coordinated throughout the entire model and drawing set.
*Included in A.A. Program.