Apparel Merchandising / Interior Design | Interior Design I-Three Dim Int Des
H271 | 0547 | Landis
Meeting Day and Time M, W, 9:00-12:00
Course Description and Content
This course will introduce students to the
fundamentals of graphic communication, to
basic techniques of graphic analysis and
concept development, and to a range of
essential techniques including:
lettering, line quality, two and three
dimensional drawing techniques, and
There will be an intense work load in
this course and students will have to
learn to organize their time and choose
work approaches which will enable them
to submit their assignments on time while
maintaining high quality work.
Students will, unavoidably, have
to spend money on materials, equipment
and supplies during the course
(see equipment list). Many of the
items listed on the equipment list
may already have been purchased for
use in H168.
Required Texts and Readings
DeChiara, Joseph, and Martin Zelnik.
(1979) Human Dimensions and Interior Space.
New York: Whitney.
Dong, Wei. (1997). Color Rendering:
A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects.
New York: McGraw-Hill.
Ching, Francis (1997) Architecturel Form,
Space and Order. New York, Wiley, Second Edition.
Class Handouts: students are expected to
organize, file, and keep as a resource for
use in this and subsequent classes.
Outline Course Requirements
A mix of studio exercises and projects.
T-square: wood with transparent edge, 42-48"
(for use in studio), drawing board with parallel bar
(recommended for home), triangles: 30/60 degree,
plastic, 12" to 16", 45 degree, plastic, 12" to 16"
and 3" to 5", alternatively: adjustable triangle,
architectural scale, pencils: Lead holder with
assorted leads and sharpener and mechanical pencils
in various lead sizes and types, design markers
(or Pantone markers) in a variety of colors,
colored pencils, drafting tape, eraser and
erasing shield, measuring tape (20' minimum),
drawing tube (30"-36 or expandable), templates:
various circles and ellipses, French curve or
snake, Paper: tracing paper (yellow or white
18" width), vellum (as required by project),
X-acto knife with #11 blades, mat knife, glue,
rubber cement, Elmer's glue, tool box for
equipment, Ames lettering guide (optional)
NB: These are the basics; other tools,
equipment, and materials will be required
as indicated for the individual project or