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Course Description

Learn basic drafting, rendering, and space layout while studying interior materials and professional practices and methods. Explore the philosophy, art, and science of constructing interior spaces. Taught in separate studio sections by two instructors, the course begins with basic drafting and rendering exercises and the fundamentals of interior construction. Through coursework and pinups, students engage in critique and critical analysis. Students acquire a basic skill set with which to address more complex problems.

Learner Outcomes

  • Processes, methods, and techniques used in the design of interior spaces
  • How to analyze spatial problems, express visual ideas, and develop design responses
  • Through an iterative series of design exercises, the studio will develop an understanding of spatial systems and their application in the production of interior spaces
  • Through hands-on design work, readings, and lectures, students will form an individual approach to each assignment, and will produce proposals that are both strongly conceptual and beautifully represented
  • Throughout the development of their projects, the students will be asked to address the experiential components of their spaces, such as light, movement, and sequence
  • The studio is intended to be experimental, and students should pursue their explorations through an iterative creative process driven by strong design intent

Additional Information

Benefits:

  • Development of design values and process
  • Application of research to the design process
  • Representing space in two and three dimensions
  • Understanding principles of scale in design
  • Understanding and integrating natural and artificial light into the design of an interior
  • Understanding the body in space, including sensory and experiential aspects of design
  • Programming and client requirements
  • Developing color, materials, objects, and furnishings in interior design
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