Interior Design

Rhode Island Interior Design degrees at New England Tech

Bachelor of Science Degree

This Bachelor’s Degree Program in Interior Design Technology prepares the student to be proficient in the art and technology of designing the interior-built environment relative to the user’s social, psychological, and aesthetic needs. Students study fundamentals of interior design and building sciences through a unique combination of theoretical and practical concepts of design, building systems, components, and construction for both residential and commercial properties.

In the Bachelor’s Degree Program, students expand upon the learned content of the associate’s curriculum through the comprehensive study of advanced topics including finishes and materials, textiles, art history, estimating and scheduling, contracts and specifications, construction law, acoustics and lighting, and interior construction documentation. Studio project types include space planning, hospitality, commercial, and institutional. The Interior Design Bachelor’s Degree Program culminates with a senior thesis project in which students demonstrate competency and understanding of the technical and design concepts developed throughout their New England Tech experience.

Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design Technology in as little as three years.

“The graduates we’ve hired from New England Tech are very knowledgeable in design, inside and out. We’ve hired several people from New England Tech, specifically from the Interior Design Technology Program, and they worked out very well.

I know how well New England Tech prepares their students for the real world because I am a New England Tech Grad myself.”
Larisa Vlasov
Cardi’s Furniture, Swansea, MA
 

Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Program Mission:

The Interior Design Technology programs, at both the associate and bachelor level, prepare the student to be proficient in the art and technology of designing the interior built environment relative to the user’s social, psychological, and aesthetic needs.

Program Goals:

The Program Goals of the Interior Design programs are:

1 To educate students in the fundamentals of interior design and building sciences through a seamless and comprehensive study combining the theoretical and practical concepts of design, building systems, components, and construction.
2 To expand our students’ observational skills and critical thinking abilities.
3 To instill within each student an awareness of and desire to contribute to the profession and society at large through the development of a professional and personal ethic that demands technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision making.

Program Outcomes:

The Interior Design graduate will be able to:

1 Function as an integral member of the building team.
2 Act in an ethically and morally responsible way with regard to the profession, public safety, and regulatory authorities.
3 Evaluate and analyze problems relative to the interior built environment and develop solutions that meet the economic, social, technical, and aesthetic needs of the client and society.
4 Demonstrate a historical appreciation and professional accountability within the context relative to the interior design industry.
5 Demonstrate effective oral and written communications.
6 Present design concepts through a graphic and verbal presentation
7 Generate construction documents using electronic mediums
 

Courses Offered

Bachelor of Science Degree

ID 313 Finishes and Materials II
ID 314 History of Interior Design II
ID 315 Interior Construction Documents
ABT 337 Building Information Modeling II (BIM II)
ID 320 Interior Design Studio IV - Space Planning
ID 322 Textiles
ID 331 Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment
ID 330 Interior Design Studio V - Hospitality
ABT 421 Acoustics and Lighting
ID 410 Interior Design Studio VI - Institutional
ID 324 Advanced Lighting
ID 420 Project Estimating and Scheduling
ID 421 Portfolio Review
ABT 314 Construction Contracts and Specifications
ABT 422 Senior Thesis Proposal
ID 430 Interior Design Studio VII - Senior Thesis
ID 431 Professional Issues in Interior Design
ABT 433 Construction Law
 

ID Tecnical Electives:

ABT 127 Introduction to Construction Estimating
MGT 127 Accounting I
MGT 150 Principles of Management I
MGT 230 Principles of Marketing
MGT 238 Principles of Management II
MGT 245 Professional Sales Techniques
MGT 331 Sales and Customer Management
MGT 336 Presentation and Analysis Tools
MGT 340 Managerial Decision Making
MGT 346 Project Management
MGT 360 Negotiations
MKT 310 Product and Service Marketing
MKT 355 Internet Marketing
MGT 313 Human Resource Management