AR182. Design in the Home. 3 hours credit.
The course is designed to expose the student to various problems dealing
with good interior decor of the home.
Beginnings of Interior Environment
Phyllis Sloau Allen. Macmillan Publishing Company, New York. 7th Edition,
1994. Designing Home Interiors, A Study Guid
e, Coast Community
College District. Bellwether Press.
- To provide students with fundamental
skills necessary for planning home interiors that are functional, aesthetically
attractive, and economically feasible.
- To provide consumer information
essential to the selection of quality furnishings and materials appropriate
for various design plans.
- To demonstrate ways that students
can utilize existing furnishings and incorporate them into an overall
- To identify methods used to create
a home environment that expresses the personalities of the people within.
- To identify interior design career
opportunities and the educational background helpful to those planning
to enter this profession.
- Apply the inductive reasoning process
in evaluating and planning interior design.
- Define and use the terminology related
to interior design.
- Identify and apply the principles
and elements of interior design.
- Explain techniques for assessing
the quality of home furnishings and accessories.
- Select color combinations and placements,
which achieve intended effects.
- Given a room of specific dimensions
and architectural characteristics, draw a one-fourth-inch-scale floor
plan with appropriate architectural and electrical symbols and use furniture
templates to create a furnishings, accessories, and lighting arrangement
which satisfies the principles of effective design.
- Develop a resource and product information
- Create a display board of coordinating
furniture and drapery fabrics, carpeting and other flooring, and wall
- Explain the responsibilities of
and career opportunities for an interior designer.
TOPICAL OUTLINE OF UNITS:
- Modern, international, Japanese
- Energy-efficient house
- Floor plans
- Design, theory, application
- History, psychology of color
- Color theory
Floors, Walls, and Ceilings
Windows and Doors
- Furniture and wall arrangement
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
- Instructor lectures based on text
and supplemental readings.
- Lectures by interior designers,
architects, and other available professional people.
- Films and slides.
- Student supplemental readings and
- Student floor planning and compilation
of a resource book.
- Unit exams and various related tests.
Telecourses: Independent study of audio/video
materials augmented by text and study guide; collaboration and participation
with class members and faculty via available means. Faculty role is facilitator
of learning experiences.
METHODS OF EVALUATION:
Methods of evaluation may include the
following: tests covering the chapters of the text; class participation;
production of an information file; display boards assembled to illustrate
various design; and other methods of evaluation at the discretion of the
Students with impaired sensory, manual
or speaking skills are encouraged and have the responsibility to contact
their instructor, in a timely fashion, regarding reasonable accommodation