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|Discipline and Nbr:
INTRO INTERIOR DESG||
Introduction to Interior Design
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
This course covers interior design principles and elements; influences of historical, cultural and functional design factors; and the selection and arrangement of interior furnishings and materials. Career options in interior design will be included.
Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
This course covers interior design principles and elements; influences of historical, cultural and functional design factors and the selection and arrangement of interior furnishings and materials. Career options in interior design will be included.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 1993||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2005||Inactive:||
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Analyze the influence of historical and cultural factors in the
development of current interior trends.
2. Evaluate the use of the principles and elements of design in
3. Synthesize the seven elements of design and the five general
principles of design into a successful interior design project.
4. Differentiate among various color systems common to the design
5. Use color theory to create harmonious color schemes for interior
6. Compare and contrast different room plans and evaluate how
successful the plan is aesthetically and functionally design.
7. Select and combine interior elements, colors, materials, and space
plans to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing interior.
8. Describe the values, themes, and methods of the interior design
9. Identify realistic career objectives in interior design and assess
own interests and preferences.
10. Perform research specific to the discipline and use appropriate
Topics and Scope
I. Interior Design Profession
A. Historical overview
B. Cultural factors in the development of current interior trends
C. Values, themes, and methods
D. Ethics in practice
E. Developing a client profile
F. Developing and organizing a design library
G. Career options in interior design
II. Elements of Design
III. Principles of Design
D. Proportion and scale
A. Color systems
1. Brewster / Prang
5. Key 1 / Key 2
B. Color theory
2. Color harmony
3. Effects of hue, value, intensity
4. Tints, shades, tones, and neutralization of colors
5. Psychological effects of color
V. Evaluation of Floor Plans
A. Traffic patterns
B. Functional usage zones
C. Aesthetic elements
D. Space planning
1. floor plan sketches
2. measuring room dimensions
VI. Interior Elements
A. Furniture selection, types and materials
B. Window treatments
C. Floor coverings
D. Wall coverings and accessories
VII. Introduction to discipline-specific research tools
A. Seminal books
B. Important periodicals
C. Major indexing sources
D. Professional or trade organizations
E. Standard reference tools
F. Discipline specific tools and major web sites
1. Reading, approximately 10-25 pages per week.
2. Write 3 abstracts of selected articles or chapters related to elements
and/or principles of interior design. Document sources.
3. Glossary file: assemble and organize resources and information
(visual, print, professional, etc.) related to interior design and
4. Two model home visitations. Complete written questionnaire regarding
interior design elements for each.
5. Research job title(s) and give oral presentation (3-5 minutes).
6. Complete a client profile questionnaire.
7. Create a color wheel and value chart using primary, secondary and
8. Compile class notes, abstracts, and other assignments and organize
into a notebook.
9. Assemble a color board demonstrating the combination of harmonious
colors and design elements for a family room, living room, or bedroom.
10. Two tests (one essay, one objective); final exam.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
5 - 10%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 20%
|Model home visitations; color wheel.||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
|Color board; glossary; oral presentation.||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 20%
|Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, SHORT ESSAY||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 20%
|Attendance and class participation; oral presentation; notebook.||
Nielson, Karla J. and Taylor, David A. Interiors: An Introduction, 4th ed.
McGraw Hill, 2007.
Gibbs, Jenny. Interior Design: A Practical Guide. Harry N. Abrams, 2005.
Faulkner, Ray and Sarah. Inside Today's Home. Wadsworth, 6th Edition,