Course Description

Fundamental principles of composition, functional relationships of spaces, finishing materials, and furniture and fixture selection are discussed and supported by a field trip. We will look at current and historical interior design trends as well as the basics of reading interior spaces from drawings and photographs. The design principles taught rely mainly on residential examples.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of the course, successful students will be able to:

  • Define fundamental terminology and key concepts of interior design and supporting disciplines
  • Identify the process of design work
  • Describe the differences between ‘interior design’ and ‘interior decoration’
  • Identify principle design considerations including: ergonomics, functionality, environmental and ethical concerns, and aesthetic composition principles
  • Apply the principle design concepts described above to your own projects as well as those viewed in publications
  • Read basic design drawings (plans, sections, elevations)
  • Apply interior design principles in selecting products, materials, colours, and lighting
  • Determine if a career in Interior Design suits you and start investigating further education options

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Online Asynchronous
Sep 24, 2024 to Nov 12, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $379.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook
No Required Textbook
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more courses within the Visual Design Certificate.

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