Interior Design – FACS 530

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is an overview of the professional standards and vocation of interior design. Through project-based experiential learning, students will develop skills in drafting, space planning, lighting design, and FF&E (furniture, fixture, & equipment) selection and specification. Incorporating the principles and elements of design, students will learn how to specify appropriate interior finishes, incorporate sustainable design strategies, and apply ADA standards to their projects.




Designed for students seeking FACS Teacher Licensure, this course introduces the profession of interior design through research and application. 

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles and elements of design to a project.
  2. Apply skills in computer-based drafting to create a floor plan that demonstrates functional space planning techniques and code compliance.
  3. Create an artistic rendering of an interior space.
  4. Prepare an interior design proposal and specification book for a hypothetical client in the field which includes FF&E (furniture, fixtures, and equipment).
  5. Demonstrate how a Christ-centered role of service aids an interior designer in developing human centered, high functioning design solutions.
  6. Apply knowledge of sustainable design practices to a project.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of historical references, periods, and movements of interior design.
  8. Apply knowledge of textiles and their finishes to the design solution.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings, Biblical readings, video lectures, and supplemental reading/websites.

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to two other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words.  All threads and replies are to include 1 scholarly source in APA format.

Weekly Sketch Assignments (7)

Each week the student will sketch a prescribed topic, scan the sketch, and submit it in Blackboard.

Assignments (7)

The student must complete 7 assignments that will test his/her abilities in a variety of tasks. 

Research Paper

The student will write a 1300–1500-word, research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on an architectural movement. The paper must include at least four reference(s) in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Quizzes (7)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain short answer, fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, true/false, essay, and matching questions.  The quizzes have a two hour time limit. 

Final Exam

The Final Exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. The exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 21 multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, matching, and essay questions, and have a 2-hour time limit.