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.
In this course, students will:
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.
Discuss the course requirements, expectations of the teacher and students, grading and attendance policies, and career opportunities.
Discuss the principles of design and demonstrate the use of elements of design.
Create a color scheme and explain the impact and influence of the colors you have selected.
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.
Students will explore doors, floor coverings, and window and wall treatments.
Summarize guidelines for choosing appropriate lighting.
Describe methods to conserve energy in a project.
Create a room using an architectural scale for measurements, and drafting the correct wall widths, 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.
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.