The layout of each studio space emphasizes our belief in the importance of student-to-faculty ratio in the classroom. While lecture classes may average 28 students, the studios usually have 14 on the average. The Interior Design Program is housed in a 4,000-square-foot area in Belk Building and has wireless technology for accessing the Web and working with CAD software in the classroom.
Technology: Traditional and PowerPoint technology offer a variety of lecture formats in the design studios, and workstations allow for mechanical and computer-aided drafting. To take advantage of the new technology available, laptop computers are required for the program.
Lighting Studio: The International Association of Lighting Design donated additional equipment for demonstration of different lighting effects. This makes the Lighting Studio up-to-date.
Other spaces include a sample/resource room with design online websites, a seminar meeting lounge, a computer/plotter workroom, and 18 feet of display window for exhibiting student projects.