Interior Design - CTE Online Model

by CTE Online Admin

This course is designed to teach students the elements of design. Students learn to create an impact through the use of color, fabrics and textures. Instruction includes the history of interior design, furniture styles, design theory, and project presentation. Students will learn to determine the scope of a project, develop and present a proposal, and implement a project. Communication skills, interpersonal skills, teamwork, and ethics are addressed. English language arts and math are reinforced throughout the course.

From CALPADS: Intermediate Interior Design (Concentrator)

This concentration course expands on the comprehensive core and prepares students to understand the physical, psychological, and social influences on complex housing decisions. The course includes the study of environmental concerns that impact housing, such as conservation of resources, materials, and construction technology, as well as the analysis of cultural, psychological, functional and aesthetic design concepts. Topics include design principles and elements; housing decisions; materials, furnishings, accessories, and equipment; color theory; space planning; textiles and finishes; landscaping; historical periods of architecture and furniture styles and the conditions that influenced them, and population trends. This course provides a background for a variety of careers in residential and commercial furnishings, interior design, and interior maintenance.

Program Information
CTE Certification Elements
Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards (40)
California Academic Content Standards (8)
Competencies / Outcomes

In this course, students will:

  • Explore the Elements of Design, including: Color, Line, Shape and Form, Space, and Texture.
  • Explore the Principles of Design, including: Variety and Unity, Scale and Proportion, Rhythm, Balance, and Emphasis.
  • Explore Color schemes, including Primary, Monochromatic, Complementary, Split Complementary, Triadic and Analogous.
  • Identify the terms value, tints, tones, and shades.
  • Explore significant historical developments and styles of architecture through technology, museum visits, and home tours.
  • Identify and describe furnishings and accessories appropriate for period designs, including Victorian, Neo-classical, 18th Century, Arts and Crafts, and Art Deco.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of fabrics and textures in various design applications.
  • Identify the types of doors and their uses.
  • List and describe the features of various types of floor covering.
  • Describe the design process used to determine window and wall treatments.
  • Evaluate the characteristics of various window styles
  • Summarize guidelines for choosing appropriate lighting.
  • Describe methods to conserve energy in a project, including Water Conservation, Energy Conservation, Lighting and LEED Certification
  • Create a room using an architectural scale for measurements.
  • Draft correct wall widths.
  • Identify door and window symbols.
  • Create a room plan demonstrating proper use of space for furnishings.
  • Determine the scope of a project and develop a proposal based on the client's goals, space considerations, budget, and time frame.
  • Determine the scope of a project and develop a proposal based on the client's goals, space considerations, budget, and time frame.
Prerequisites

As this is a concentration course, it would be helpful, though not required that students have a knowledge of the elements and principles of design.

Units

Introduction to Interior Design

Discuss the course requirements, expectations of the teacher and students, grading and attendance policies, and career opportunities.

Color

Create a color scheme and explain the impact and influence of the colors you have selected.

History of Housing Design

Explore significant historical developments and styles of architecture through technology, museum visits, and home tours.

Furnishing and Accessories

Identify and describe furnishings and accessories appropriate for period designs, including Victorian, Neo-classical, 18th Century, Arts and Crafts, and Art Deco.

Fabric and Texture

Demonstrate the appropriate use of fabrics and textures in various design applications.

1 weeks

Backgrounds

Students will explore doors, floor coverings, and window and wall treatments.

Lighting

Summarize guidelines for choosing appropriate lighting.

1 weeks
Lesson Plans

Green Design / Sustainability

Describe methods to conserve energy in a project.

2 weeks

Architectural Drafting

Create a room using an architectural scale for measurements, and drafting the correct wall widths, door and window symbols.

Space Planning

Create a room plan demonstrating proper use of space for furnishings.

Instruction & application
2 weeks

Interior Design Planning Project

Determine the scope of a project and develop a proposal based on the client's goals, space considerations, budget, and time frame.

5 weeks

Employment Portfolio

The lessons in this unit will consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job.

Classroom
10 Hours