INDES 140: INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR
DESIGN INSTRUCTOR: Susan
firstname.lastname@example.org TEXTBOOK: Interiors, an Introduction: Nielson &
Taylor PHONE: (425) 564-2183 m.b. #3 . OFFICE:
B-100F SCHEDULE: M & W from 5:30 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. OFFICE
HOURS: Email & By Appt.
INDES 140: INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN INSTRUCTOR: Susan Sherman
TEXTBOOK: Interiors, an Introduction: Nielson & Taylor PHONE: (425) 564-2183 m.b. #3
. OFFICE: B-100F
SCHEDULE: M & W from 5:30 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. OFFICE HOURS: Email & By Appt.
COURSE OBJECTIVE: By the end of this course you should have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of interior design. This will include: principles and elements of design, color concepts, floor plans, board presentation, fabric selection, space planning, lighting, window treatments and client relations.
COURSE MATERIAL: This class will primarily be taught from your textbook, with supplemental material added from alternate sources as needed. Exams will be based on material discussed in class, including: assigned reading, lectures and handouts. A review sheet will be handed out one week prior to the exam. Class projects are designed to help you grasp and apply basic interior design principles.
WEEK 1: Jan. 2nd Discussion: Chapter 1 (The Profession)
Read: Chapter 1
Assignments: Visit the Sample Room in L-115
Project #1: Design Awareness Reports
WEEK 2: Jan. 7th Discussion: Chapter 1 (Process of Design)
Read: Chapter 3
Assignment: Project #7: Final Projects
Project #7B: Design Statement Rough Drafts
Jan 9th Discussion: Chapter 3 (Design Principles & Elements)
Assignment: Project #2: P & E Notebooks
WEEK 3: Jan 14th Discussion: Chapter 3 (Design Principles & Elements)
Jan. 16th Discussion: Concept, Theme, Creativity & Style
Read: Chapter 5
Assignment: Project #4: Concept Boards
WEEK 4: Jan 21st NO CLASS: HOLIDAY
Jan 23rd Due: Principles & Elements Notebook
Discussion: Chapter 5 (Lighting & Technology)
Read: Chapter 4
WEEK 5: Jan 28th Discussion: Chapter 4 (Color)
Assignment: Project #3: Color Samples
WEEK 5: Jan 30th Due: Concept Boards
Discussion: Chapter 4 (Color)
Read: Chapter 13
Vocabulary Review Sheets Posted
WEEK 6: Feb. 4th Discussion: Chapter 13 (Textiles)
Assignment: Project # 5 Style Boards
Read: Chapter 7 & Chapter 10
Feb. 6th MIDTERM: Vocabulary Quiz
WEEK 7: Feb. 11th Discussion: Chapter 7 (Floor Plans & Building Systems)
Chapter 10 (Architectural Details)
ICE: Bring Sketching Tools
Read: Chapter 9
Feb. 13th Due: Color Notebooks
Discussion: Chapter 9 (Furniture Selection & Construction)
Read: Chapter 8
WEEK 8: Feb. 18th NO CLASS: HOLIDAY
Feb. 20th Due: Design Stmt. Rough Drafts & Concept Titles
Discussion: Chapter 8 (Furniture Arrangement)
Read: Chapter 6
WEEK 9: Feb 25th FIELD TRIP: Masins
Feb. 27th Due: Style Boards
Discussion: Chapter 6 (Space Planning)
Read: Chapter 11
ICE: Bring Templates
WEEK 10: Mar. 3rd Discussion: Chapter 11 (Walls)
Chapter 10 (Architectural Details)
Mar. 5th Due: Design Awareness Reports
Discussion: Chapter 11 (Windows)
Chapter 10 (Architectural Details
ICE: Bring Sketching Tools
WEEK 11: Mar. 10th FIELD TRIP: Ecohaus
Read: Chapter 12
Mar. 12th Due: Final Projects
Discussion: Chapter 12 (Floors)
Read: Chapter 2
WEEK 12: Mar. 12th Discussion: Chapter 2 (Special Considerations in Design)
Universal Design & Sustainable Design
Mar. 19th FINAL EXAM from 5:30 to 7:40
Pick-Up Final Projects
CLASS DESCRIPTION: This course will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. for the afternoon section. Class sessions will include lectures, slide presentations, videos and in-class exercises. The course work combines projects and exams.
REQUIRED TEXTS: Interiors: An Introduction by Nielson and Taylor. It is available at the BCC bookstore. The textbook is also on reserve in L-114.
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:
1. To acquaint you with the interior design profession and to provide some of the information necessary for becoming an Interior Designer.
2. To help you decide if you want to become an Interior Designer.
3. To help you understand the relationship of design fundamentals to the study and practice of Interior Design.
4. To help you analyze your own design problems.
1. Daily attendance and on-time arrival. We will cover a vast mount of material and it is essential that you be on time and present for each class. If you miss more than four class sessions, you will be asked to withdraw from the course in accordance with the Arts & Humanities Division attendance policies.
2. Responsive and pro-active participation in class discussions & in-class exercises. You will be graded on your participation in class discussion and in-class group activities. In addition, each student must work for a cumulative of two hours in the sample room during the quarter to help Peggy maintain an organized space. Your attendance will count toward participation points as well.
3. Late assignments will not be accepted and zero points will be given for the assignment/s not turned in on time. If you are experiencing an emergency situation that prevents you from turning in your work, it is your responsibility to notify me ASAP to make an alternate arrangement.
4. PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION & NEATNESS COUNT! All work must be neat
and organized with great attention paid to workmanship and details. Points will be
deducted for messiness.
5. It is your responsibility to let me know if you are having trouble understanding a
concept or assignment. Any students struggling with this course should see me as soon as possible for a little extra help. This includes anyone having difficulty reading, writing or understanding English and anyone who has additional questions not answered in class. I am happy to help you as much as possible, so please feel free to ask me for help if you need it.
6. Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during class.
7. Talking amongst students during lecture is not acceptable. If you have something
pertinent to share with the class, please raise your hand and do so. Otherwise, I expect your complete and full attention during class time.
GRADING: Grades will be based on a percentage of points accumulated during the quarter.
A 94% – 100% 282 – 300
A- 90% – 93% 270 – 281
B+ 87% – 89% 261 – 269
B 84% – 86% 252 – 260
B- 80% – 83% 240 – 251
C+ 77% – 79% 231 – 239
C 74% – 76% 222 – 230
C- 70% – 73% 210 – 221
D+ 67% – 69% 201 – 209
D 64% – 66% 192 – 200
D- 60% – 63% 180 – 191
F Below 60% Below 180
No incomplete grades will be given at the end of the quarter.
You must earn a C- or better to pass this course and meet department standards.
(175 points total for projects, 100 points total for exams & 25 points for participation)
If you require accommodations based on a documented disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of an emergency evacuation, please let me know as soon as possible. If you would like to inquire about becoming a DSS student, please call (425) 564-2498 or go to RM. B132 Disability Support Services.
When appropriate, I will post course info, course documents and/or additional course information to myBCC.net. Each student may access the course information through their individual myBCC account. In unforeseen circumstances, like weather issues, I will notify the class of any important info by posting it to our class site on myBCC.net.
The instructor reserves the right to make additions and/or corrections to the course content and the course syllabus as needed throughout the quarter. All changes will be announced in class and posted to the course site at my.BCC.net.
DUE DATES AT A GLANCE
Wednesday 1/23 Principles & Elements Notebooks (30 pts)
Wednesday 1/30 Concept Boards (10 pts.)
Wednesday 2/13 Color Notebooks (30 pts.)
Wednesday 2/20 Client Profile & Design Statement
Rough Drafts (10 pts.)
Wednesday 2/27 Style Boards (30 pts.)
Wednesday 3/5 Design Awareness Reports (15 pts)
Wednesday 3/12 Final Projects (50 pts.)
FIELD TRIP INFO
Masins in Bellevue
10708 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98004
4121 1st Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98134