Fundamental principles of composition, functional relationships of spaces, finishing materials, and furniture and fixture selection are discussed and supported by a field trip. This course looks 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 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Interior Design Residential course, you will understand the key concepts of interior design (as opposed to ‘decorating’), the process of design work, the principles of space composition and design concepts representation. Successful students will be able to:
- use the fundamental terminology of interior design and supporting disciplines
- identify the differences between ‘interior design’ and ‘interior decoration’;
- identify and apply principle design considerations including: ergonomics, functionality, environmental and ethical concerns, aesthetic composition principles, etc.;
- identify principal design concepts behind the projects you encounter (in real life or in publications);
- read basic design drawings (plans, sections, elevations);
- apply the principles involved in selecting products, materials, colours, lighting;
- be able to decide if a career in Interior Design would suit you and start investigating further education options.
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)
- Certificate in Visual Design : Optional Courses
- Certificate in Visual Design specializing in Art Theory and Practice : Optional Courses
- Certificate in Visual Design specializing in Interior Design : Optional Interior Design Courses
- Certificate in Visual Design specializing in Photography : Optional Courses