Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Introduction to Interior Design
Course: INT105

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Overview of interior design and related professions, including the design process, elements and principles of design, and basic concepts of space planning and furniture layout. Development of design vocabulary relative to architectural details, furnishings, and finishes.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the various components of the interior design profession. (I)
2. Define the components of the design process. (II)
3. Apply the elements of design. (III)
4. Apply the principles of design. (IV)
5. Apply basic color principles. (V)
6. Apply basic space planning principles. (VI)
7. Explain universal design concepts. (VII)
8. Describe architectural details of an interior. (VIII)
9. Select basic interior materials and finishes. (IX)
10. Describe the basic components of interior lighting. (X)
11. Select furniture appropriate to design projects. (XI)
12. Select interior accessories appropriate to design projects. (XII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. The profession of interior design
   A. Interior design as a career
   B. Educational options
   C. Professional organizations
   D. Certification, licensing, and/or registration requirements
   E. Future directions of the profession
II. Design process
   A. Problem statement
   B. Client and/or user needs
   C. Research and programming
   D. Design development
   E. Implementation
   F. Evaluation
III. Elements of design
   A. Space
   B. Mass and shape
   C. Line
   D. Texture
   E. Color
   F. Light
IV. Principles of design
   A. Balance
   B. Rhythm
   C. Emphasis
   D. Scale and proportion
   E. Harmony
      1. Variety
      2. Unity
V. Color theory
   A. Color mixing
   B. Properties of color
   C. Color schemes/harmonies
   D. Color psychology
   E. Color and light
VI. Space planning
   A. Needs assessment
   B. Adjacencies
   C. Circulation
   D. Space utilization
   E. Documentation
      1. Plans
      2. Elevations
VII. Universal design
   A. Special populations
   B. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
VIII. Architectural details
   A. Walls
   B. Doors and windows
   C. Fireplaces
   D. Stairs
   E. Ceilings
IX. Interior materials
   A. Fibers and fabrics
   B. Surface materials
   C. Window treatments
X. Lighting
   A. Natural
   B. Artificial
XI. Furniture
   A. Types
   B. Materials
   C. Construction
   D. Human factors
      1. Anthropometrics
      2. Ergonomics
   E. Documentation
      1. Furniture layout
      2. Schedules
XII. Accessories
   A. Evaluation
   B. Selection
   C. Placement
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

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