College of Arts and Letters

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Interior Design, Bachelor of Science

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
  • Scottsdale

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ART135 Drawing Fundamentals I 3
Description: Studio course. Representational and interpretive drawing, with a preliminary emphasis on linear construction, proportion, and perspective, leading to composition and creativity. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ARH141 Western Art To 1400 3
Description: Surveys Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistory through the Gothic period. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
ARH142 Western Art Since 1400 3
Description: Surveys Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ID121 Interior Design Graphics 3
Description: Theory and practice of production drawings and orthographic and perspective projections as they relate to interior design. Emphasizes the use of mechanical drawing and producing scaled working drawings. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
ID123 Interior Design Visualization 3
Description: Basic course in free-hand perspective, visualization techniques, and basic rendering of quick sketches for interior design, using pencil, ink, and colored pencil. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ID123 Interior Design Visualization 3
Description: Basic course in free-hand perspective, visualization techniques, and basic rendering of quick sketches for interior design, using pencil, ink, and colored pencil. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
ID121 Interior Design Graphics 3
Description: Theory and practice of production drawings and orthographic and perspective projections as they relate to interior design. Emphasizes the use of mechanical drawing and producing scaled working drawings. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ARH141 Western Art To 1400 3
Description: Surveys Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistory through the Gothic period. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
ARH142 Western Art Since 1400 3
Description: Surveys Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. ART150 Two-dimen Design Fundamentals 3
Description: Studio course. Explores art elements and design principles applicable to all the visual arts, with an emphasis on two-dimensional organization and color theory. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. PSY101 Introduction To Psychology 3
Description: Surveys the science of psychology, including history of psychology, physiology, development, health, abnormal, learning, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, and intelligence. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ID221 Design Methodologies 3
Description: Programming, analysis, and rationalization for the development of functional spatial relationships. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ID 121 Pre- or Corequisite: ID 123
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ID246 Hist Interior Arch/Furniture I 3
Description: Surveys historical architecture, interior treatments, furnishings and decorative appointments characteristic of specific design styles in selected cultures from antiquity to approximately 1900. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ID224 Architectural Rendering 3
Description: Use of various materials, such as ink, colored pencils, markers, transparent and opaque watercolors, and acrylics on papers, mylars, and overlays. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ID 121 Pre- or Corequisite: ID 123
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
ID230 Autocad I - Two Dimensional 3
Description: Basic two-dimensional drawing and editing commands, drawing setup, and plotting features. Hands-on project class, teaches the use of software through the creation of typical interior design and architectural drawings. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ID 121
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
4. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ID224 Architectural Rendering 3
Description: Use of various materials, such as ink, colored pencils, markers, transparent and opaque watercolors, and acrylics on papers, mylars, and overlays. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ID 121 Pre- or Corequisite: ID 123
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
ID230 Autocad I - Two Dimensional 3
Description: Basic two-dimensional drawing and editing commands, drawing setup, and plotting features. Hands-on project class, teaches the use of software through the creation of typical interior design and architectural drawings. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ID 121
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. ID247 His Interior Arch/Furniture II 3
Description: Surveys historical architecture, interior treatments, furnishings, and decorative appointments characteristic of specific design styles in selected cultures from approximately 1900 to the present. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
3. ID240 Textiles For The Built Envirmt 3
Description: The study of fibers, yarns, fabric construction, finishes, terminology, and performance criteria with an emphasis on specification of textiles for the interior built environment. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
4. BUSNELECTIVE Business Elective 3 BUSNELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Students may choose from HA 220, 260, 335, 495, or from any ACC, ECO (284 and 285 also meet SPW), FIN, MGT, or MKT courses
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ID326W Interior Codes And Regulations 3
Description: Codes and regulations related to interior design, with emphasis on building, life safety, and barrier-free regulations. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ID 221 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ID325 Architectural Interior Systems 3
Description: Provides preliminary understanding of various aspects of architectural systems: electrical, plumbing, HVAC, illumination, acoustics, and other factors that impinge on the design of interior space, including building codes and laws. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ID 221 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ID361 Interior Design I 3
Description: Basic problems in design of total interior spaces. Emphasizes determinants of space utilization and specifications and preparation of design graphics. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ID 221, 224, 230, 240 and Pre- or Corequisite: ID 325 and 326W
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ID362 Interior Design II 3
Description: Intermediate-level studio problems dealing with multi-space, public and private uses of interiors. Emphasizes use planning, working drawings, and budgeting. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ID 361 and Pre- or Corequisite: ID 322 and ID 421
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
2. ID322 Interior Design Mtrls & Procs 3
Description: Studies characteristics, manufacturing processes, evaluation, and specification of materials and products for use in interior design. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ID 221 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
3. ID421 Interior Lighting & Acoustics 3
Description: Lighting and acoustical considerations for interior spaces with emphasis on lighting design and specification. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ID 325 and Pre- or Corequisite: ID 362
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. ID407 Pre-internship Seminar 1
Description: Seminar. Preparation of internship materials and research into professional responsibilities to enhance a successful internship experience. Letter grade only.
Pre- or Corequisite: ID 362
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BUSNELECTIVE Business Elective 3 BUSNELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Students may choose from HA 220, 260, 335, 495, or from any ACC, ECO (284 and 285 also meet SPW), FIN, MGT, or MKT courses
2. ID461 Interior Design III 3
Description: Facility planning. Advanced project problem solving, concentrating on facility planning of private and public interiors. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ID 362
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students need to submit a graduation application one term prior to graduation. (Typically this is the student's 7th term).
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ID490C Senior Project 3
Description: Development of major design problem under the direction of a faculty member. Drawings, models, details, oral presentation for jury consideration. Project is exhibited and a letter grade determined by the committee. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: ID 462
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
2. ID425 Professional Prac & Procedures 3
Description: Review of business and professional issues as related to the practicing interior designer, including organizational structures, interior design and product marketing, contract document preparation, fee structures, and project management. Letter grade only.
Pre- or Corequisite: ID 462
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
3. ID462 Interior Design IV 3
Description: Comprehensive large-scale projects in commercial and institutional interiors. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ID 461
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) ARH 141 (3), ARH 142 (3)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) PSY 101 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) ART 150 (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Students may not use ID prefix courses to meet any liberal studies requirements.

CONTACT INFORMATION

School of Art Office:
Performing and Fine Arts (#37), room 211
PHONE: 928-523-4612
http://www.cal.nau.edu/art/


Student Services Center:
College of Arts and Letters
Riles (Bldg. 15), 2nd Floor
PHONE: 928-523-8632
http://www.cal.nau.edu/advising/default.asp

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.