Course: FCS 415. Pre-Thesis Interior Design Seminar (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 317. Through directed study and research, students develop a project proposal for their senior thesis project. The course deals with the main components of the Interior design thesis project: program development, conceptual thesis, site analysis, and generative strategies. Through weekly meetings and seminars, students discuss their research as it progresses to a final senior thesis project proposal. This course focuses on pre-design phases for the undergraduate senior thesis project. Content may include project proposals, comprehensive research, programming, codes analysis, project management, site analysis, building identification and other pre-design issues. The course stresses the importance of pre-design work in the overall design process, with emphasis on current periodicals, references and literature.