Interior Architecture Courses

Note: For the complete list of classes available each term, please visit the UO Class Schedule. For current students wishing to see more detailed course descriptions or syllabi, you can find that information on the Current Students blog.

IARC 199 Special Studies

1–5 Credits


IARC 204 Understanding Contemporary Interiors

4 Credits

Introduction to the theory of interior architecture. Design criteria explored through illustrated lectures and projects involving analysis of space.


IARC 383 Interior Design Studio

6 Credits

Studio projects for second-year undergraduates. Integration of issues of activity support and spatial order, Emphasis on schematic concept formation and interior design development. Prereq: ARCH 284.


IARC 401 Research

IARC 405 Reading and Conference

IARC 406 Special Problems

IARC 407 Seminar

IARC 408 Workshop

IARC 409 Practicum

IARC 410 Experimental Course

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits


IARC 444 Furniture: Theory and Analysis

3 Credits

Analysis of furniture and cabinetry from a theoretical and practical standpoint. Emphasis on use within architectural space as well as free standing elements. Introduction to structure, construction, and construction installation drawings. PD 323 or ARCH 484 or IARC 484 or interior architecture minor status.


IARC 445 Comprehensive Project Preparation

3 Credits

Formulation of individual design projects for IARC 488/588, 489/589. Development of project issues and documentation of context, site, and building information; includes research, case studies, and programming. Prereq: IARC 473, 484.


IARC 447 Color Theory and Application for the Built Environment

3 Credits

Use of color in the built environment including principal color systems, methods of color harmony, effects of visual phenomena, and various psychological, cultural, and historic implications.
Prereq: PD 350 or ARCH 484 or IARC 484 or interior architecture minor status.


IARC 471 Interior Construction Elements

3 Credits

The properties and detailing of materials used in interior design construction. Code issues that affect interior construction field trips to supply sources and projects. Prereq: ARCH 470.


IARC 472 Interior Finishes and Design Application

3 Credits

The properties, manufacture, application, and code issues, and ecological considerations of interior finish materials. Field trips to supply sources. Prereq: ARCH 470.


IARC 473 Working Drawings in Interior Architecture

4 Credits

Preparation of working drawings for a small, sustainable interior architecture design project. Prereq: ARCH 462, 484 or IARC 471, 472, 484


IARC 474 History of Interior Architecture I

3 Credits

Interior architecture as artistic expression. Includes the study of furnishings, textiles, and other interior traditions.


IARC 475 History of Interior Architecture II

3 Credits

Interior architecture as artistic expression. Includes the study of furnishings, textiles, and other interior traditions.


IARC 476 History of Interior Architecture III

3 Credits

Interior architecture as artistic expression. Includes the study of furnishings, textiles, and other interior traditions


IARC 484 Interior Design

6 Credits

Repeatable. A series of creative projects in interior design; intensive analysis of design; methods of problem solving; individual criticism, review of design projects; group discussion and field trips.
Prereq: ARCH 383 or IARC 383.


IARC 486 Furniture Design

6 Credits

Projects in design and construction of custom furniture, preparation of detailed shop drawings, shop procedure. Prereq: IARC 444; IARC 484 or ARCH 484


IARC 487 Working Drawings

6 Credits

Focuses on the design of a small, sustainable interior architecture design project and the production of a set of working drawings. Prereq: ARCH 462, 484 or IARC 471, 472, 484; coreq: IARC 473.


IARC 488 Interior Design Comprehensive Project I

8 Credits

Student-initiated studies in interior design for the terminal project. Emphasis on comprehensive and integrative study. Prereq: IARC 445.


IARC 489 Interior Design Comprehensive Project II

8 Credits

Student-initiated studies in interior design for the terminal project. Emphasis on comprehensive and integrative study. Prereq: IARC 488


IARC 492 Electric Lighting

3 Credits

Principles of lighting with focus on integration of electric illumination and space. Design for lighting, calculations, and available systems and sources tested through models and drawings. Prereq: ARCH 484/584 or IARC 484/584; ARCH 492/592.


IARC 503 Thesis

IARC 507 Seminar

IARC 508 Workshop

IARC 510 Experimental Course

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits


IARC 544 Furniture: Theory and Analysis

3 Credits

Analysis of furniture and cabinetry from a theoretical and practical standpoint. Emphasis on use within architectural space as well as free standing elements. Introduction to structure, construction, and construction installation drawings. Prereq: IARC 484 or ARCH 584.


IARC 545 Comprehensive Project Preparation

3 Credits

Formulation of individual design projects for IARC 488/588, 489/589. Development of project issues and documentation of context, site, and building information; includes research, case studies, and programming. Prereq: IARC 573, 584.


IARC 547 Color Theory and Application for the Built Environment

3 Credits

Use of color in the built environment including principal color systems, methods of color harmony, effects of visual phenomena, and various psychological, cultural, and historic implications. Prereq: ARCH 584 or IARC 584


IARC 571 Interior Construction Elements

3 Credits

The properties and detailing of materials used in interior design construction. Code issues that affect interior construction field trips to supply sources and projects. Prereq: ARCH 570.


IARC 572 Interior Finishes and Design Application

3 Credits

The properties, manufacture, application, and code issues, and ecological considerations of interior finish materials. Field trips to supply sources. Prereq: ARCH 570.


IARC 573 Working Drawings in Interior Architecture

4 Credits

Preparation of working drawings for a small, sustainable interior architecture design project.
Prereq: ARCH 562, 584 or IARC 571, 572, 584.


IARC 574 History of Interior Architecture I

3 Credits

Interior architecture as artistic expression. Includes the study of furnishings, textiles, and other interior traditions.


IARC 575 History of Interior Architecture II

3 Credits

Interior architecture as artistic expression. Includes the study of furnishings, textiles, and other interior traditions.


IARC 576 History of Interior Architecture III

3 Credits

Interior architecture as artistic expression. Includes the study of furnishings, textiles, and other interior traditions.


IARC 584 Interior Design

6 Credits

Repeatable. A series of creative projects in interior design; intensive analysis of design; methods of problem solving; individual criticism, review of design projects; group discussion and field trips. Prereq: ARCH 681


IARC 586 Furniture Design

6 Credits

Projects in design and construction of custom furniture, preparation of detailed shop drawings, shop procedure. Prereq: IARC 444/544; ARCH 484/584 or IARC 484/584.


IARC 587 Working Drawings

6 Credits

Focuses on the design of a small, sustainable interior architecture design project and the production of a set of working drawings. Prereq: ARCH 562, 584 or IARC 571, 572, 584; coreq: IARC 573.


IARC 588 Interior Design Comprehensive Project I

8 Credits

Student-initiated studies in interior design for the terminal project. Emphasis on comprehensive and integrative study. Prereq: 36 credits in IARC design studios.


IARC 589 Interior Design Comprehensive Project II

8 Credits

Student-initiated studies in interior design for the terminal project. Emphasis on comprehensive and integrative study. Prereq: IARC 588.


IARC 592 Electric Lighting

3 Credits

Principles of lighting with focus on integration of electric illumination and space. Design for lighting, calculations, and available systems and sources tested through models and drawings. Prereq: ARCH 484/584 or IARC 484/584; ARCH 492/592.


IARC 600M Temporary Multilisted Course

IARC 601 Research

IARC 605 Reading and Conference

IARC 606 Special Problems

IARC 607 Seminar

IARC 608 Workshop

IARC 609 Practicum

IARC 610 Experimental Course

IARC 611 Terminal Project

1–5 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–6 Credits

1–9 Credits

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