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ID100: Fundamentals of Design & Color

ID100: Fundamentals of Design & Color

ID100: Fundamentals of Design & Color

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Length: 15 weeks

Fundamentals of Design & Color is an introduction to the profession of interior design and covers areas of specialty in design as well as employment options in the design industry. Students will be introduced to the interior design process, including the role of clients, contractors, and vendors. Students will begin to build a design vocabulary and learn about the fundamental building blocks of design, including elements, principles, and the techniques of modern design. Design styles are covered, including how to blend different styles into a modern composition. Color Theory and the physical properties of color will be introduced to create a foundation for the successful use of color in design. Color schemes, color principles, and practical applications will be studied for use of color in visually appealing designs. Students will study the psychological aspects of color in order to influence the emotion of occupants in a well-designed space. Feng Shui is introduced to the student in a theoretical and practical sense in order to learn how to achieve the desired energy and balance in design.

Prerequisite: None

ID105: Textiles for Interiors

ID105: Textiles for Interiors

ID105: Textiles for Interiors

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Duration: 15 Weeks

This course introduces students to the historical, technical, and practical aspects of using textiles for interior design. Students will learn about different classifications of fabrics and yarns, including natural and synthetic fibers used in common textiles. Students will build a vocabulary of textile terms in order to communicate with manufacturers, vendors, and customers. Common textile applications are studied including upholstery, draperies, and bedding. Students will be introduced to textile labeling and use of performance fabrics in design. Textile production techniques are covered including weaving, dyeing, and finishing. Students will be introduced to the environmental impacts caused by different textile choices, and how to design for sustainability using eco-friendly textiles.

Prerequisite: Completion or enrollment in ID100

ID110: Historical Styles

ID110: Historical Styles

ID110: Historical Styles

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Duration: 15 Weeks

This course introduces students to the history of architecture and design styles from ancient through modern times. Students will learn about Egyptian, Greek, and Roman influences and the origins of the human-built environment. European styles are studied from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Studies then move into the Industrial Revolution, modernism, and post-modernism styles. Specific time periods that have significant impact on modern interior design are studied including Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century. Students will also learn about design styles and influence from other regions of the world including Mexico, South America, Africa, India and Asia. Students will learn to recognize period specific architecture, interiors, furniture, and accessories and their evolution and influence on modern design.

Prerequisite: Completion or Enrollment in ID105

ID120: CAD & Space Planning

ID120: CAD & Space Planning

ID120: CAD & Space Planning

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Duration: 15 Weeks

This course will introduce students to Computer Aided Drafting using SketchUp® software. Students will be introduced to the software interface, tools, commands, and shortcuts in order to create drawings to communicate visual design ideas. Students will learn how to create 2-dimensional scaled drawings, floor plans, and elevations using SketchUp. Students will also learn how to create and interpret common construction documents used in the design process. Students will understand the basics of residential space planning, including furniture placement, important dimensions, codes and standards. Students will reinforce these skills by working on a residential drafting project that illustrates these concepts.

Prerequisite: Completion or Enrollment in ID110

ID130: Materials & Estimation

ID130: Materials & Estimation

ID30: Materials & Estimation

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Duration: 15 Weeks

This course introduces students to measuring and estimation of common materials used in interior design projects. Students will learn to use formula sheets and other calculation methods for estimation of materials needed for furniture upholstery, window treatments, bed treatments, wall treatments and flooring. They will also learn about the physical attributes of these materials. Students will be introduced to units, conversion, and use of tools such as SketchUp to assist in material budgeting and the estimation process. Students will also learn how to compile different line items into entire project estimation and stay within project budget.

Prerequisite: Completion or Enrollment in ID120