INTERIOR DESIGN SYLABUS

Introduction to Interior Design

Course Description:

Introduction to Interior Design.  The introduction and resolution of basic interior design problems, involvement of color, space, form, light and materials.

 Text: 

  • Architectural Drafting for Interior Designers by Lydia Sloan ClineLydia Cline
  • Beginnings of  Interior Environment by Phyllis Sloan Allen & Miriam F. Stimpson ( 10th edition).

 

 Credit:  3 credit hours

 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.  Successfully render from their own structural measurements  a set of detailed floor plans.

2.  Use and understand the elements (space, form, line, texture, ornament) and principles( scale, proportion, balance, rhythm,

emphasis, harmony) of design through the use of assigned projects and exams.

3.  Use and understand the various aspects of lighting, space planning and color dynamics through the use of related projects and exams.

4.  Successfully create a total home design by working with the elements, principles, lighting, color dynamics, shell treatment and furniture pieces.

 

Course Outline:

A.  Purpose of the Course

B.  Materials and supplies

C.  Course requirements

 

Elements and Principles of Design

A. Space

B.  Form

C.  Line

D.  Texture

E.  Ornament

F.  Scale

G.  Proportion

H.  Balance

I.  Rhythm

J.  Emphasis

K  Harmony

Planning for Space

A.  Floorplans

B.  Open and closed plans

C. Circulation

D.  Furniture placement

Color

A.  History of colors

B.  Effects of colors

C.  Color mixing

D.  Color dynamics

E.  Color planning in design

Lighting

A.  Physical aspects of light

B.  Psychological aspects of light

C.  Economical aspects of light

D.  Lighting fixtures

 

Floors, Ceilings, Walls, Windows and Doors

A.  Floor and wall coverings

B.  Ceiling types

C.  Window and door locations

D.  Floor, wall and window treatments

E.  Various materials for floors, ceilings, walls and windows

 

Furniture

A.  Furniture

B.  Fabric coverings

C.  Furniture choices for design

 

The student will be given chapter tests and a final exam.  Exams will be 2/5  of the final grade.

Grading scale:

95-100 ——–A

85-94———-B

75-84———-C

70-74———-D

Below 70 —–F

 

Suggested student activities:

1.  Each student will be responsible for attending class, reading assigned text and other materials when needed.

2.  Each class member will be given the opportunity to participate in class discussion and ask questions relevant to classroom materials.

3.  Each student will take chapter tests and a final exam.

4.  Each student will compile a total home design incorporating all the aspects of  interior design  introduced in this course.

 

Competencies required to complete course:

1.  Successfully render from their own structural measurements detailed floor plans.

2.  Use and understand the elements (space, form, line, texture, ornament) and principles

(scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, harmony) of design through the use of assigned projects and tests.

3.  Use and understand the various aspects of lighting and the dynamics of color through the use of related projects and tests.

4.  Successfully create a total home design by working with the elements, principles, lighting, color dynamics, shell treatment, furniture pieces and circulation paths.

Teaching Method:

The lecture period is based on course text and visual materials available to the Art Department .  Individualized assistance and class discussion will be utilized in teaching this course.  Field trips to view actual interior designs will be utilized when possible.

 

Teaching Equipment:

YouTube video, Adobe Suite Software and SketchUp Freeware.

 

Methods for measuring Objectives:

The student is evaluated on his on his ability to perform assignments and on the quality of work he produces.

The student will be graded on assigned projects dealing with the objectives.  The average of these project grades will be 1/5 of the final grade.

The student will be graded on successful completion  and quality of work contained in a comprehensive final project , creating the interior design of a home.  This will count as 2/5 of the final grade.