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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Certificate in Architectural and Interior Design Graphics

The fields of architecture and interior design are extremely interrelated.  Both require practitioners to sustain specific skill sets relative to computer-aided drafting, BIM and graphics for the purpose of communicating design ideas to the public.  In an age of progressive technology, it is difficult for design professionals to stay abreast of the modern techniques and software programs which are needed to compete in a market flooded with fresh talent.  This certificate will offer entry level training to out of date design professionals, or any individual wishing to augment their existing skill sets with the latest design related software applications. 

The 15 credit hour curriculum:

  • ART 11700 (3 cr) – Intro to Construction Drafting with AutoCad
  • ART 12000 (3 cr) – Intro to Construction Drafting with BIM (Revit)
  • CGT 21100 (3 cr) – Raster Imaging for Computer Graphics (Photoshop)
  • ART 22300 (3 cr) – 3D Computer Modeling I (Sketchup)
  • ART 32300 (3 cr) – 3D Comp[uter Modeling II (Advanced Revit)

Upon completion of the Certificate in Architectural and Interior Design Graphics, students will be able to:

  • Use Computer-Aided Drawing software to communicate 2 dimensional design ideas
  • Use Computer-Aided Drawing software to communicate 3 dimensional design ideas
  • Understand color theory, surface rendering and light control in relation to technical
  • illustration
  • Electronically model furniture, interiors and architecture for a built environment
  • Create photo-realistic renderings to communicate design ideas
  • Effectively communicate graphic skill sets through a design portfolio

Candidates for this certificate are required to be formally admitted by the IUPUI Office of Admissions, but are not required to be a student in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.  A history of some practical experience or familiarity with the fields of interior design or architecture is recommended, but not required. 

Courses will be offered in formats that are conducive to a professional’s busy schedule.  Evening, condensed intensive or hybrid formats will be possible.