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Academics . Interior Architecture . Courses

Interior Architecture Courses

Architectural Drawing and Documentation

Course No. INTA 231B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty George Gatta

This course is an introduction to hand drafting and documentation including drawing, lettering and historic referencing as well as ADA topics, historic vernacular, and space planning. Field trips may be included. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Design Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered fall.

Architecture and Communication Skills

Course No. INTA 385  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Pete Maric
Prerequisite(s) INTA: Communication Skills 1 | INTA: Communication Skills 2

Advanced level drawing and rendering, focusing on traditional and digital media. Mandatory for all Junior Interior Architecture Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Prerequisites: INTA285 and INTA286 required for Interior Architecture majors. No prerequisites for elective students. Offered fall.

INTA Advanced Problems

Course No. INTA 432B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini
Prerequisite(s) Space + Planning Fundamentals | Architectural Drawing and Documentation | Retail, Restaurant, and Store Design | Materials, Research, + Space Planning | INTA: Communication Skills 1 | INTA: Communication Skills 2 | INTA: Intermediate Problems | Retail Design + Brand Design | Interior Architecture: AutoCAD | Architecture and Communication Skills | Interior Architecture: Internship

A Senior level advanced Design problem will be assigned to the students with a final review with an industry professional. Senior students from outside the department may petition to enroll in the course with major department chair's approval. Offered spring.

INTA BFA Survey

Course No. INTA 432A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini
Prerequisite(s) Space + Planning Fundamentals | Architectural Drawing and Documentation | Retail, Restaurant, and Store Design | Materials, Research, + Space Planning | INTA: Communication Skills 1 | INTA: Communication Skills 2 | INTA: Intermediate Problems | Retail Design + Brand Design | Interior Architecture: AutoCAD | Architecture and Communication Skills | Interior Architecture: Internship

Final Preparation for Senior BFA. Faculty work with seniors to prepare + plan their final BFA Exhibition + Presentation for spring. Preparation for career search and interviewing skills will be a part of the course. Prerequisites: All sophomore and junior major studio courses must be completed. Offered spring.

INTA: Communication Skills 1

Course No. INTA 285  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini

The basics of perspective drawing are taught in twelve assignment modules covering all forms of measured perspective drawing. The final design project will include drawing and renderings as a requirement. Open elective, sophomore and above. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Architecture Majors. Offered fall.

INTA: Communication Skills 2

Course No. INTA 286  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Dennis Futo | Pete Maric
Prerequisite(s) INTA: Communication Skills 1

Intermediate Level drawing and rendering including perspective drawing from several viewpoints, rendering techniques in several styles media and design projects throughout course. Mandatory for all Sophomores Interior Architecture majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Prerequisites for Interior Architecture majors: INTA285.
No prerequisites for electives. Offered spring.

INTA: Intermediate Problems

Course No. INTA 331  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini
Prerequisite(s) Retail, Restaurant, and Store Design

Intermediate level retail and space design including various conceptual and visual projects increasing in detail and complexity, such as building exteriors, exhibit, and museum design as well as local community project. Introduction of fabrication methods. Industry professional input at various critiques. Mandatory for all Junior Interior Architecture Majors. Open to all Juniors and Seniors. Prerequisite: INTA 232A. Offered fall.

INTA: Senior Thesis Problem

Course No. INTA 431B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini

A semester-long self-defined intense problem, involving a research document, several advisors, and two major presentations. The final presentation is given in a gallery environment and is open to the general public. The thesis encompasses all aspects of the student previous course work and is their most thorough project. Mandatory for all Senior Interior Architecture majors. Senior Students outside Interior Architecture may petition to take this course with Department Head approval. Offered fall.

6 credits for Interior Architecture majors. 3 credits for electives.

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Michael Gollini

Associate Professor/Chair of Interior Architecture

Michael is an associate professor and chair of the Interior Design Department at the Cleveland Institute of Ar...more

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