Apparel Merchandising / Interior Design | Interior Design I-Three Dim Int Des
H271 | 0548 | Staff
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 drafting conventions.
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 quite a
lot of money on materials during the
course (see equipment list).
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 D. K (1996). Architectural
Graphics. Third Edition. New York: Van
Nostrand Reinhold. (from H168)
Ching, Francis D. K. (1987).
Interior Design Illustrated.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.(from H168)
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, projects,
quizzes, and practical examinations.
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 or mechanical
pencils in various lead sizes and types, design
markers (or Pantone markers) in a variety of
colors, 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: yellow or white 18" width, vellum
(as required by project), X-acto knife with
#11 blades, mat knife, UHU 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