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INTERIOR DESIGN (INTD)

Major in interior design (INTD). The program in interior design is planned to prepare students for professional careers in residential and nonresidential interior design. Career opportunities include employment with interior design studios, interior design divisions of architectural firms, and retail establishments. The coursework is designed to prepare students to apply to become registered interior designers. The interior design program received six-year accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation in 2007. Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) was awarded in 2008.

All students interested in transferring to The University of Alabama into the interior design program should contact the Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design at least one year prior to enrollment, if possible, to verify transfer credits and plan for a required portfolio review. Transcripts, student work, project assignments, and course syllabi are required at the time of the portfolio review. CTD 121 is a prerequisite for CTD 225, which is offered fall semesters only. Transfer students who do not have credit for CTD 121 (or the equivalent) are urged to complete the course during the first term of summer school in order to enroll in CTD 225 the first fall semester of enrollment. CTD 225, CTD 226, CTD 325, CTD 326, CTD 425, and CTD 426 are not offered in summer school and must be taken in that sequence. Laboratory courses are open only to interior design majors. Each student will be assigned an academic advisor who will help develop the plan of study.

Required courses for all INTD majors Hours
ART 110 Drawing I 3
ART 131 Design II 3
CTD 102 Applied Design 3
CTD 121 Introduction to Interior Design 3
CTD 219, CTD 340, CTD 310, or studio art 3
CTD 221 Materials and Sources for Interior Design 3
CTD 225 Residential Design/Graphic Communication 3
CTD 226 Nonresidential Design/Graphic Communication 3
CTD 261 Textiles 3
CTD 325 Design for Special Populations 3
CTD 326 Design for Hospitality Interiors 3
CTD 328 Professional Procedures in Interior Design 3
CTD 371 Lighting for Interiors 3
CTD 421 History of Interiors and Furnishings I 3
CTD 422 History of Interiors and Furnishings II (W) 3
CTD 425 Advanced Residential Design/Historic Documentation 4
CTD 426 Advanced Nonresidential Design 4
DR 135 Construction Drawing 3
DR 250 Construction Materials and Procedures 3
DR 355 AutoCAD for Interior Design 3
Art history (FA) 6
Studio art elective 3
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Sample Curriculum for the interior Design major

FRESHMAN YEAR
Courses Hours
ART 110 3
CTD 102 3
CTD 121 3
DR 135 3
EN 101 and EN 102 (or EN 103) (FC) 6
HES 100 3
History¹ (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB) 6
Natural science (N) 3
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  31`
   
SOPHOMORE YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 219, CTD 340 (Interim), CTD 310 (Interim), or studio art 3
CTD 221 3
CTD 225 3
CTD 226 3
CTD 261 3
DR 250 3
Art history (FA) 6
History (HI ) and social and behavioral sciences (SB) 3
Mathematics (MA) 3
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  30
   
JUNIOR YEAR
   
Courses Hours
ART 131 3
CTD 323 (seminar for optional internship) 1
CTD 326 3
CTD 328 3
CTD 371 3
CTD 421 3
CTD 422 (W) 3
DR 355 3
HES 310 3
Computer science (C) or foreign language (FL) 3–4
Portfolio review 0
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  28–29
   
SUMMER
   
Courses Hours
CTD 423 (optional internship) 3
   
SENIOR YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 425 4
CTD 426 4
Computer science (C) or foreign language (FL) 3–4
Electives 1–3
History (HI)² and social and behavioral sciences (SB) 3
Humanities (HU) and fine arts (FA) 6
Natural science (N) 4
Portfolio review 0
Studio art elective 3
Writing course (W) 3
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¹Each student must take either a 6-hour sequence in history or a 6-hour sequence in literature.
²Each student who completes a 6-hour history sequence must take a 3-hour literature course.
³Interior design majors who plan to enroll in CTD 423 Internship in Interior Design in the summer
must register for CTD 323 the preceding spring semester.

Fashion retailing concentration for CT majors. The fashion retailing concentration is planned for students interested in preparing for merchandising and management careers in retailing and related fashion fields. Supervised internships are offered during the senior year for students who have successfully completed 86 semester hours. The 86 hours must include the following group of professional courses completed with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher prior to enrollment in CTD 461, CTD 481 and CTD 485: CTD 102; CTD 231; CTD 261; CTD 281; CTD 320; CTD 381; CTD 447; MKT 300; MKT 321; MKT 313, MKT 337, MKT 444, or MKT 410; EC 110; EC 111 or ST 260; and accounting. The first half of the internship consists of class meetings on campus; during the second half of the internship, the student participates in an approved work experience. A student interested in an international retailing focus should consult with his or her advisor early in the sequence to plan coursework and internship experience. Through careful planning with the advisor, a general business minor may be completed.

Required courses for fashion retailing concentration Hours
CTD 231 Sewn Products Analysis 3
CTD 381 Fashion Retailing Seminar 3
CTD 320 Visual Merchandising 3
CTD 446 Cultural Dynamics of Apparel and Textiles 3
CTD 461 Quality Control for Textile Products 3
CTD 481 Fashion Retailing II 3
CTD 485 Internship in Fashion Retailing 6
ST 260 Statistical Data Analysis or
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics (SB)
3
MGT 300 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3
MKT 313 Buyer Behavior, MKT 337 Personal Selling,
MKT 444 Promotional Management, or
MKT 410 Product Development
3
MKT 321 Retail Management 3
MKT 455 International Marketing or
MGT 301 Introduction to Human Resources Management or
MGT 341 Contemporary Ethical Issues and Corporate
Responsibility or MGT 320 Leadership
3
Principles of accounting 3–4
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  Total: 42–43 hours

Sample Curriculum for the CLOTHING and
Textiles Major with a FASHION RETAILING Concentration

FRESHMAN YEAR
Courses Hours
CTD 102 3
CTD 261 3
EN 101 and EN 102 (or EN 103) (FC) 6
HES 100 3
Humanities2 (HU) or fine arts (FA) 6
History¹ (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB) 6
Mathematics (MA) 3
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  30
   
SOPHOMORE YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 231 3
CTD 281 3
EC 110 (SB) 3
ST 260 or EC 111 (SB) 3
Accounting³ 3–4
Computer science (C) or foreign language (FL ) 6–8
Humanities (HU) and fine arts (FA) 3
History (HI) or social and behavioral sciences (SB) 3
Natural science (N) 4
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  31–34
   
JUNIOR YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 320 3
CTD 381 3
CTD 446 3
CTD 447 (W) 3
CTD 415 (W) or CTD 448 3
CTD 448 or CTD 415 (W) 3
HES 310 3
MGT 300 3
MKT 300 3
MKT 313, MKT 337, MKT 444, or MKT 410 3
MKT 321 3
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  30
   
SENIOR YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 461 3
CTD 481 3
CTD 485 6
MKT 455, MGT 301, MGT 341, or MGT 320 3
Electives 1–4
Humanities (HU) and fine arts (FA) 3
Natural science (N) 4
Writing course (W) 3
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1 Each student must take either a 6-hour sequence in history or a 6-hour sequence in literature.
2 Each student who completes a 6-hour history sequence must take a 3-hour literature course.
3 A four-hour accounting course is required for the general business minor.

 

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