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Interior Architecture Courses

Interior Architecture

Course No. INTA 432  Credits: 3.0

Advanced brand and market driven projects one internally and the other hosted by and presented at a major design firm who provides awards to top students. Offered spring.

Interior Architecture: AutoCAD

Course No. INTA 333  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Laura Wolf

A series of modules covering the basics of AutoCAD with a final project. Mandatory for all Junior Interior Architecture Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered fall.

Interior Architecture: Internship

Course No. INTA 399-499  Credits: 0.0

Elective credit can be given on a case-by- case basis for an internship developed by student through the career services office, with advance permission of instructor and head of department.

Materials, Research, + Space Planning

Course No. INTA 232B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Sherri Appleton

Space planning projects based on special programming and research including furniture design, finishes and furnishings, material presentations from the manufacturing industry and field trips. . Students will participate in formal critiques using presentation methods and skills. Final project is group collaboration. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Design Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered spring.

Retail Design + Brand Design

Course No. INTA 332  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini | Patrick Finegan
Prerequisite(s) Retail, Restaurant, and Store Design | INTA: Intermediate Problems

Course includes brand-focused projects including a retail design project hosted at client location with the final presentation to their design team and an advance design problem with industry interaction or competition with a potential summer internship. Mandatory for all Junior Interior Architecture Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. No pre-requisites for electives. Offered spring.

Retail, Restaurant, and Store Design

Course No. INTA 232A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini

Introduction to Retail Design Course includes several retail design problems covering various problem-solving methods including: retail fixture/specialty retail project working with a local Cleveland-based company and retail storefront design. Students will participate in formal critiques using presentation methods and skills. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Design Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered spring.

Space + Planning Fundamentals

Course No. INTA 231A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Sherri Appleton

This course will cover the basic understanding of space planning and documentation, floor planning and elevations material selection, sample and presentation boards, space and lighting relationships, furniture and mechanical layouts, flow and movement. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered fall.

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Pete Maric

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Pete Maric started his career in Interior Architecture after graduating from CIA and became heavily interested...more

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