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: Sept. 22nd Discussion: Chapter 1 (The Profession)
Read: Chapter 1
Assignments: Visit the Sample Room in L-115
Sign up for Design Trends Show
EXERCISE #1: Design Awareness Reports
Sept. 24th Discussion: Chapter 1 (Process of Design)
Read: Chapter 3
Assignment: EXERCISE #7: Final Projects
Design Statement Rough Drafts
Sept. 26th Discussion: Survey of Projects/Portfolios & IDSA
Project Tips & How To’s: Working with Paper
WEEK 2: Sept. 29th Discussion: Chapter 3 (Design Principles & Elements)
Assignment: EXERCISE #2: P & E Notebooks
Oct. 1st Field Trip: Design Trends
Oct. 3rd Discussion: Chapter 3 (Design Principles & Elements)
WEEK 3: Oct. 6th Discussion: Concept, Theme, Creativity & Style
Read: Chapter 5
Assignment: EXERCISE #4: Concept Boards
Oct. 8th Due: Principles & Elements Notebooks
Discussion: Chapter 5 (Lighting & Technology)
Read: Chapter 4
Oct. 10th Discussion: Project Tip & How To’s: Working with Fabric
WEEK 4: Oct. 13th Discussion: Chapter 4 (Color)
Assignment: EXERCISE #3: Color Samples
Oct. 15th Due: Concept Boards
Discussion: Chapter 4 (Color)
Read: Chapter 13
Vocabulary Review Sheets
Oct. 17th Guest Speaker: Bernard Corday of Corday Design
WEEK 5: Oct. 20th Discussion: Chapter 13 (Textiles)
Assignment: EXERCISE # 5 Style Boards
Read: Chapter 7 & Chapter 10
Oct. 22nd MIDTERM: Vocabulary Quiz
Due: Client Profile & Design Stmt. Rough Drafts Discussion: Chapter 7 (Floor Plans & Building Systems) &
Chapter 10 (Architectural Details)
Read: Chapter 9
Oct. 24th Guest Speaker: Richard Landon
Fractilize Your Designs
WEEK 6: Oct. 27th Due: Color Notebooks
Discussion: Chapter 9 (Furniture Selection)
Read: Chapter 8
Oct. 29th NO CLASS: COLLEGE ISSUES DAY
Oct. 31st Field Trip: Masin’s Furniture
WEEK 7: Nov. 3rd Discussion: Chapter 8 (Furniture Arrangement)
Read: Chapter 6
Assignment: EXERCISE #7: Final Projects
Nov. 5th Due: Style Boards
Discussion: Chapter 6 (Space Planning)
Read: Chapter 11
Nov. 7th Discussion: In-Class Exercise
Bring templates, pencils, scales etc.
WEEK 8: Nov. 10th Discussion: Chapter 11 (Walls)
Read: Chapter 10
Nov. 12th Discussion: Chapter 10 (Architectural Details)
Nov. 14th Field Trip: Career
Day at the
WEEK 9: Nov. 17th Due: Design Awareness Reports
Discussion: Chapter 11 (Windows)
Read: Chapter 12
Nov. 19th Discussion: TBA
Nov. 21st Discussion: In-Class Exercise
Window Treatments & Architectural Details
Bring sketching & rendering supplies.
WEEK 10: Nov. 24th Discussion: Chapter 12 (Flooring)
Nov. 26th Discussion: 7 Layers of Design
Read: Chapter 2
Nov. 28th NO CLASS: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
WEEK 11: Dec. 1st Due: Final Projects
Discussion: Chapter 2 (Special Considerations in Design)
Universal Design & Sustainable Design
Dec. 3rd Discussion: Review of Quarter
Vocabulary Review Sheets
Dec. 5th Field Trip: Zero Energy Idea House
Pam Worner - Green Dog Enterprises
WEEK 12: Dec. 8th FINAL EXAM
Pick-Up Final Projects
Disclaimer: “The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the course syllabi/calendar and will announce any changes prior to class time”.
P & E Notebook 35 pts.
Concept Board 10 pts.
Client Profile/Design Statement 10 pts.
Color Notebook 30 pts.
Style Board 25 pts.
Design Awareness Reports 15 pts.
Final Project 50 pts.
Midterm Exam 50 pts.
Final Exam 50 pts.
Field trips 15 pts.
Class Participation 25 pts.
Total Points Possible 315
CLASS DESCRIPTION: This course will meet every Monday and Wednesday from to and every Friday from to Class sessions will include lectures, videos, slide presentations, fieldtrips and in-class exercises. The course work combines projects and exams.
REQUIRED TEXTS: Interiors: An Introduction by Nielson and Taylor Available at the BCC bookstore. The textbook is also on reserve in L114 in the ID Library.
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% 296 - 315
A- 90% – 93% 284 - 295
B+ 87% – 89% 274 - 283
B 84% – 86% 265 - 273
B- 80% – 83% 252 - 264
C+ 77% – 79% 243 - 251
C 75% – 77% 236 - 242
C- 71% – 74% 224 - 235
D+ 69% – 70% 217 - 223
D 64% – 68% 201 - 216
D- 61% – 63% 192 - 200
F 59% and Below 191 and Below
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.
You must complete all projects to earn an “A” in this course.
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.
DUE DATES AT A GLANCE
Thursday 10/1 Field Trip: Design Trends (5 pts.)
Thursday 10/8 Principles & Elements Notebook (35 pts.)
Thursday 10/15 Concept Boards (10 pts.)
Thursday 10/22 Client Profile & Design Statement
Rough Draft (10 pts.)
Thursday 10/29 Color Notebooks (30 pts.)
Friday 10/31 Field Trip: Masin’s Furniture (5 pts.)
Thursday 11/5 Style Boards (30 pts.)
Friday 11/14 Student Career Day
Tuesday 11/17 Design Awareness Reports (15 pts.)
Tuesday 12/1 Final Projects (50 pts.)
Friday 12/5 Field Trip: Zero Energy Idea House (5 pts.)
FIELD TRIP INFO
Zero Energy Idea House
ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFO
Phone: (425) 830-3178