Interior designers don’t just see a space—they see its potential. Guided by the principles of design and their own imaginations, these visionaries transform the spaces in which we spend our lives, including offices, businesses and private homes. Interior design extends far beyond color palettes and throw pillows–our Louisville interior design degree program focuses on the far-reaching impact of effective design, from improving productivity in offices, to promoting environmental sustainability, to increasing the market value of commercial properties.
Aesthetics, functionality and compliance together form the basis of Sullivan Tech’s interior design degree program in Louisville, KY, along with the application of practical skills such as accurate measuring, cost estimation, computer aided design drafting, perspective drawing and more. You’ll explore the increasingly popular principles of environmental and ergonomic design, while developing your knowledge of sales techniques and best business practices.
|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|CCS100||College Success Strategies||4|
|IDB101||Fundamentals of Interior Design||4|
|IDB121||Visual Communications I||3|
|IDB131||Design History and Theory I||4|
|IDB151||Materials and Products||4|
|CCS124||Art History I||4|
|IDB161||Color Theory and Application||3|
|IDB171||Space and Form||3|
|IDB181||Residential Design Studio||3|
|DRF135||Computer Aided Design Drafting I||3|
|IDB200||Design History and Theory II||4|
|IDB211||Visual Communications II||3|
|CCS225||Art History II||4|
|IDB281||Kitchen and Bath Studio I||3|
|IDB261||Code Standards & Compliance||3|
|IDB251||Interior Systems a& Construction||4|
|IDB271||Contract Documenting & Detailing||4|
|CCS156||Speech & Interpersonal Communication||4|
|IDB311||Kitchen & Bath Studio II||3|
|IDB331||Environmentally Responsible Design||4|
|IDB351||Business Practices in Ethical Design||4|
|IDB361||Furniture Design Studio||3|
|CCS301||North American Geography||4|
|IDB371||Global Design Studio||3|
|IDB421||Graduate Studio I||3|
|IDB451||Graduate Studio II||3|
|IDB431||Portfolio & Critique||4|
|IDB461||Internship/Co-Op (Department Chair Approval)||4|
|Total Credit Hours for B.A.||189|
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people driven by a common love for design and committed to the belief that interior design, as a service to people, is a powerful, multi-faceted profession that can positively change people’s lives.
One of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, the Interior Design Society offers members community, education and business support.
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Meet the Chair
Malandra was born in raised in northern Kentucky, with family roots in eastern Kentucky and a degree from Western Kentucky. She moved to Louisville from Bristol, TN in summer of 2009. Her work experience includes residential and commercial design under Principal designer and TN designer of the year Phyllis Jackson, of Jackson Interior Design and Furnishing Company located in East TN. After moving to Louisville Ms. Gibson went to work for an Architectural and décor family of companies- Huber Décor & Idea Source. She work included a variety of large and midsized restaurant chains, and being a lead corporate designer for a myriad of franchisees and hospitality groups, traveling all over the country. She is an NCIDQ certificate holder, and NCIDQ champion promoting the professional practice of Interior Design. She is a KYCID, a member of IIDA and IDEC. Honors and awards include: KACCS 2014 Rising star instructor, WKU top 100 Alumni, and SCTD instructor of the Quarter 2015. During her time at SCTD she has worked to make SCTD an IIDA campus center and a CIDA accredited program as of Fall 2015. With the help of a great team of faculty we have been awarded an NKBA school of excellence 3 years in a row! Malandra resides in prospect KY with her 3 children and husband. “ I love seeing students develop into professional designers, each student is a design project and seeing the finished product is the best part!”
SCTD has a really hands-on approach in all facets of the CNA program. I honestly don’t think I would be in the job I am in if I did not have my degree.
– John Smith