Bachelor of Science/Interior Design
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The Department of Interior Design at Endicott College offers a four-year learning experience for students seeking professional practice in the design of interior architectural environments. The Department’s goal is to provide students with the problem-solving abilities and creative design skills to achieve success as the next generation of interior design professionals. An emphasis is placed throughout the curriculum on Sustainable Design and the built environment. The baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the North American Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The Department employs an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving in the interior architectural environment. The curriculum is comprehensive and includes residential, commercial and institutional design studios; history of art, architecture, and interior design; a design sequence that incorporates spatial experience, human factors, Sustainable Design, Design Theory, Universal Design, and business principles; with an integral internship component and service learning opportunities. The Internship Program in Interior Design prepares students to meet the challenges of an emerging field and see firsthand the integrated components that form the interior environment.
Students in the Department can join the ECID (Endicott College Interior Designers), an active student organization that is affiliated with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA), allowing a direct connection to the professional design community.
Graduates of the baccalaureate program are qualified to join the Interior Design profession and undertake diverse project types. Upon completion of a two-year employment, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Exam to achieve Interior Design Certification recognized in 28 U.S. states.
As use of technology is essential to the program, all students in the Interior Design program are required to have a laptop. For incoming students please see the most recent information on the Laptop Requirement.
The following are just some of the internship sites that the college enjoys an on-going relationship:
The Architectural Team, Boston, MA
Currier & Associates, Newburyport, MA
Carpenter & MacNeille Architects, North Shore, MA
Olson, Lewis, Dioli and Doktor Architecture, Manchester, MA
Duffy Design Group, Boston, MA
Winter Street Architects, Inc., Salem, MA
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
Whitlock Architects, Waltham, MA
Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates, Cambridge, MA
KlingStubbins Associates, Cambridge, MA
Siemasko + Verbridge, Inc., Beverly, MA
Sasaki Associates Inc., Watertown, MA
Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston, MA
Stefura Associates, Boston, MA
Zelloe Weaver Architects, Beverly, MA
Gensler, Boston, MA
Upon completion of the B.S. Interior Design program, the graduate will
Demonstrate critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the design field.
Demonstrate knowledge of and competency with technology as it is used in the creative processes.
Demonstrate knowledge principles of design and color in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional representation.
Experience the relationship of academic studio practices to professional applications.
Discuss and write about the historical context for interior design.
Produce college writing proficiencies within the conventions of the discipline.
Demonstrate an ability to apply human factors in context to residential and commercial design, including programming, environmental control systems, anthropometrics, ergonomics, proxemics and Universal Design.
Demonstrate a familiarity with research theories and methodologies related to or concerned with interior design.
Demonstrate an understanding of the business practices of interior design, including project management, ethics, communication, codes, and health, safety and welfare.
Color Theory: Applies sophisticated use of color theory and cultural context.
Foundations: Applies the elements and principles of design.
Risk-taking: Goes beyond original parameters of assignment, introducing new materials and forms, tackling controversial topics, advocating unpopular ideas or solutions.
Verbal Skills: Ability to clearly and concisely articulate design concepts and solutions to engage in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
Discusses and presents an awareness of personal creative process.
Synthesize and deconstruct concepts, identifying critical and meaningful inter-relationships, and applying them to thoughtful, purposeful design solutions.
Curriculum Overview for B.S. Interior Design
For more information regarding Interior Design
Contact: Kevin Renz, Associate Dean of Interior Design