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Home Furnishings and Interior Design Requirements for a Minor in Visual Merchandising Design (23 Credits) FPM 2610. Furnishings/Product Fundamentals (2) FPM 3650. Furnishings/Product Merchandising (4) INT 1220. Design Communication I: Visual Ideation (3) INT 1280. Studio I: Interior Form and Space (4) INT 2120. Design Communication II: Visual Abstractions (4) VMD 2300. Materials and Textiles (2) VMD 3100. Visual Merchandising Studio (4) NOTE: Students must pass INT 1220, 1280, 2120 and VMD 3100 with a C or higher in order to meet the prerequisites for subsequent classes and complete the minor. Requirements for a Minor in Furnishings & Product Marketing (20 Credits) FPM 2610. Furnishings/Product Fundamentals (2) FPM 3620. Furnishings/Product Marketing (4) FPM 3650. Furnishings/Product Merchandising (4) MKT 3200. Consumer Behavior (4) MKT 3300. Marketing Research (4) VMD 3150. Branding, Licensing & Ownership (2)

Course Descriptions FPM 2610. Furnishings/Product Fundamentals. Introduction to interior furnishings involving extensive exposure to terminology, quality levels, materials and various types of manufacturing. Furnishings are explored from the raw material state all the way to the finished product as it exists in its place of ultimate use. Involves extensive use of field trips. Offered spring semester only. Two credits. FPM 3620. Furnishings/Product Marketing. A basic course in how furnishings are marketed in the interior furnishings industry. All marketing functions will be explored through both the standpoint of the manufacturer and retailer. Particular emphasis will be given to marketing products within the industry involving wholesale markets, independent sales representatives and a variety of retail outlets. Both residential and public building furnishings will be covered. Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: FPM 2610. Four credits. FPM 3650. Furnishings/Product Merchandising. This course familiarizes students with merchandising theory, major concepts and the realities of putting together a cohesive product assortment and presenting it effectively to a targeted group of customers with regard to pricing,

assorting, styling, and timing. Students will also be exposed to global sourcing and vendor relationships. Offered spring semester only. Prerequisite: FPM 2610 or permission of the instructor. Four credits. INT 1100. Design and Society. This course introduces students to the profession of interior design as one of many disciplines in a global community with a specific purpose. Students will be introduced to the language of design in its local and global context, the responsibilities of the interior designer, contemporary issues affecting the profession, and the various ways in which interior design can contribute to contemporary society. Three credits. INT 1220. Design Communication I: Visual Ideation. This course introduces students to the concept of design thinking and its relationship to the act of sketching. Students are introduced to the design process and how it is integral to solving problems in a four-dimensional environment. Design thinking and drawing embraces the paradox of producing clear and complete representations of design ideas that are simultaneously open to improvement and change. Design thinking, while exploratory, is also objective and intentional, and ideational design drawings convey quantitative accuracy, as it is imagined to be experienced in the qualities of a particular interior environment. Three credits. INT 1234. The Principles and Elements of European Design. This course will investigate locations associated with 2 legendary cities of Europe which best exemplify the basic principles and elements of design fundamental for learning and practicing interior, furniture, architectural, and visual design. Students will experience actual buildings and sites that exhibit classical design elements including line, space, color, pattern, scale, and proportion. This course will complement both interior design and home furnishings curriculums, as well as reinforce art history with affiliated topics. One credit. [SA] INT 1280. Studio I: Interior Form and Space. This is the first of seven required studio courses. Students will become familiar with the studio culture and the role of self-, peer-, and outside criticism. This class focuses on the exploration of interior form and space through the manipulation of the elements and principles of design. Students will learn to evaluate and communicate theories and concepts of interior spatial definition and organization to validate the ordering system. Four credits. INT 1320. Summer Immersion Sequence I/II. Students will be introduced to the language of design in its local and


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