Interior Design Pathway Associate in Arts

For Fall Term 2021, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.  
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Interior Design is more than just arranging pillows and hanging curtains. There’s analysis, management, business specs and so much more that come before the design and implementation of art. By learning the basis for a well thought out space and bringing in safety aspects and building codes to your concepts, you will provide future clients with a space that meets their wants and needs. With the Interior Design Associate in Arts pathway at Seminole state, you’ll be well on your way to bringing your vision of art and beauty to life in spaces that inspire and be prepared for an easy transition into Seminole State’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design.

Getting Started: Fall Term 2021

June 14:  Financial Aid


Aug. 16:  Application


Aug. 23:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
  • Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
  • Online degree option: The courses for our A.A. degree are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want. 
  • Seamless transition: With your A.A. degree, you can stay at Seminole State to continue your progress toward a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand field.
  • Guaranteed transfer: Earn your A.A. here, and take advantage of guaranteed admission to UCF or one of Florida’s other state universities for your bachelor’s.
  • More than 90 University Transfer Pathways: Take prerequisite courses for majors in various fields from accounting to theater.
Interior Design Pathway
Type: Associate in Arts
Major Code: ART-INTD
CIP: 1192401010
Educational Pathway: ART-INTD

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Summer 2021
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
This course traces the application of art into the development of architecture, interiors and furniture design from ancient civilizations to the end of the 19th century. The student will develop the ability to recognize and use different period styles of architecture, interior and furniture in today's setting. Terminology of both architectural styles and furniture will be stressed. This course will introduce the historic preservation registration process and respective preservation application.
This introductory course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental theories and processes of the profession. Emphasis is placed on all aspects of the design process and creative problem-solving that supports human behavior, functionality and aesthetics for today's interior environments. Students apply theories such as the elements and principles, human factors, spatial analysis and space planning and the science of color and color scheme development in a variety of residential settings. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher to advance to the next level studio. Lab fee required.
This course is designed specifically for interior design students. It will aid the student in developing an understanding of basic principles with applications in the preparation of drawings, use and care of instruments and equipment, lettering, sectional views, detailing, lighting, plumbing and the use of schedules. Student must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to familiarize the interior design student with the materials, finishes and textiles used in both residential and commercial applications. Emphasis is places on product knowledge, fabrication and installation methods. Environmental and performance factors such as durability, flammability and care will be addressed. A variety of field trips and/or guest speakers will be scheduled to enhance class lectures for students taking the on-campus course.
This course gives the design student an in-depth understanding of the building codes, life safety codes and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) act. Knowledge of these codes are vital to all aspects of the design process. Lectures will be combined with practical applications.
This course presents projects in residential design. Emphasis is placed on all aspects of the design process and creative problem-solving. Floor plans will be analyzed for function and aesthetics. Color theories and schemes, the selection of appropriate interior finishes and the selection of furnishings will be applied to projects. Graphic skills and presentation techniques are developed. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher to advance to the next level studio. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to develop graphic skills and provide students with the ability to communicate spatial concepts. Emphasis is placed on visual communication tools employing a variety of media forms. Free-hand sketching, one- and two-point perspectives, material delineation, tonal investigation, compositional and presentation techniques are included. Lab fee required.
Foundation courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher
Total Credits: 60

General Education Core Course. Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses.

Per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency.

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Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and great value. And to us, that’s scholarly.

In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,538$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,590$11,088$10,300
Books and Supplies$1,000$890$1,000$1,200
Total$4,131$17,860$18,626$17,879

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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