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  • Objectives
    In the Interior Design Program, students will learn to identify, research and creatively solve problems relating to the function and aesthetic quality of interior space. The emphasis is on residential, commercial and institutional interiors. Building systems and structure, furnishings, three-dimensional space planning, colour, materials and environmental design are some of the topics covered. Learning activities are designed to provide conceptual sophistication, specialized knowledge and intellectual autonomy. Students learn by blending theory and applied practice.
  • Academic Title
    Interior Design Diploma
  • Course description
    Term 1
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    510-130-DW    Drawing from Observation    1 - 2 - 1    45

    Description:    The objective of this course is to introduce students to visual language and the act of drawing. The course will increase the students’ capacity to perceive and record accurately from the external world. The students will develop technical competency in rendering the visible world based on observation, and using drawing media, with an understanding of the properties and techniques for the different drawing media.
     
    510-132-DW    Visual Language 2D    1 - 2 - 1    45

    Description:    The students will develop visual literacy using the elements and principles of 2-D design through thumbnail drawings, the handling of 2-D design tools and materials, form and space, tonality and texture, and the presentation of projects.
     
    510-133-DW    Visual Language 3D    1 - 2 - 1    45
    Corequisite:    510-132-DW - Visual Language 2D
    Description:    The students will develop visual literacy using the elements and principles of 3-D design through thumbnail drawings, the handling of 3-D design tools and materials, the presentation of projects, and elements of 3-D design including line, plane, positive/negative form, light and shadow, geometric and amorphic shapes, and additive and subtractive form.
     
    520-131-DW    History of Art and Aesthetics I    3 - 0 - 2    45

    570-130-DW    Materials I    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Description:    This course continues the study of the purpose of art throughout the history of Western civilization showing how art and architecture evolved in relation to the socio-economic, political, religious, and philosophical trends of the time. Students will learn to distinguish between the art of different periods and styles, from the 16th century to the current era, to identify different media, techniques and methodologies, and to explain and define art historical terms.
     
    570-131-DW    Interior Design I    2 - 3 - 2    75

    Description:    The objective of this course is to identify for the students the creative process steps, and to enhance their creative abilities and favourable attitudes towards creative and critical thinking. Students will learn to solve design problems through observation of existing designs, conceptualization, 3-D thinking and planning. They will apply the design elements and functional requirements to interior spaces.
     
    570-132-DW    Technical Drawing    1 - 2 - 2    45
    Description:    This course introduces materials and finishes commonly used in the residential interior environment. The students will learn to research products and materials; compare products from various manufacturers; specify textiles, upholstery, drapery etc. for existing plans of residential and small commercial spaces; and study materials (plastic, metal, textiles, glass, etc.) not covered in Materials I.
     
    General Education
    • 109-103-02    Health and Physical Education    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 603-101-04    Introduction to College English    2 - 2 - 4    60

    Term 2
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    520-231-DW    History of Art and Aesthetics II    3 - 0 - 2    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Donald Allan Pringle teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    520-131-DW - History of Art and Aesthetics I
    Description:    Students will be introduced to the “why”: the purpose of art and architecture throughout the history of Western civilization. They will be shown how art production evolved in relation to the socio-economic, political, religious, and philosophical trends of the time. They will learn to distinguish between the art of different periods and styles, from pre-history to the Renaissance, to identify different media, techniques and methodologies, and to explain and define art historical terms.
     
    570-230-DW    Materials II    1 - 2 - 1    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Jill Hogan teaching section(s) 01 02
    Prerequisite:    570-130-DW - Materials I
    Description:    This course introduces materials and finishes commonly used in the residential interior environment. The students will learn to research products and materials; compare products from various manufacturers; specify textiles, upholstery, drapery etc. for existing plans of residential and small commercial spaces; and study materials (plastic, metal, textiles, glass, etc.) not covered in Materials I.
     
    570-231-DW    Interior Design II    2 - 4 - 2    90
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Scott Millar teaching section(s) 02
    Leigh Shapiro teaching section(s) 01
    Adolphe Tinling teaching section(s) 02
    Prerequisite:    570-131-DW - Interior Design I
    Description:    The objective of this course is to reinforce methods of graphic communication; to solve residential design problems through conceptualization, 3-D thinking and planning; and to teach the design elements and the functional requirements of spaces.
     
    570-234-DW    Presentation Techniques I    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Mitchel L. Azzolin teaching section(s) 01 02
    Prerequisite:    570-132-DW - Technical Drawing
    Description:    This course teaches the students to draw pictorial views of objects using orthographic drawing. Students learn how to accurately draw axonometrics, one-point and two-point perspectives using plans and elevations.
     
    570-235-DW    CAD I    1 - 2 - 3    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Mark Lance Lipson teaching section(s) 01
    Leigh Shapiro teaching section(s) 02
    Prerequisite:    570-132-DW - Technical Drawing
    Description:    The objective of this course is to introduce the student to computer assisted drawing. Students will learn to use AutoCAD software to create and edit 2-D drawings. This course will be complementary to Construction Documents I.
     
    570-236-DW    Colour and Lighting I    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Adolphe Tinling teaching section(s) 02
    Mitchel L. Azzolin teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    The aim of this course is to introduce students to the basic principles of light and colour systems and its application to the interior environment. Students will study the properties and qualities of colour in combination with lighting concepts for specific residential or other small interior spaces.
     
    General Education

    • 109-104-02    Physical Activity    0 - 2 - 1    30
    • 602-10_-03    French: Bloc A    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-102-04    Literary Genres    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Term 3
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    570-331-DW    Interior Design III    2 - 4 - 3    90

    Prerequisite:    570-231-DW - Interior Design II
    Description:    This course introduces the graphic thinking process of solving small commercial design problems using a contemporary design approach which will enhance a sense of aestheticsin the selection of design elements.
     
    570-332-DW    Construction Documents I    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Prerequisite:    570-235-DW - CAD I
    Description:    This course will provide students with knowledge about interior construction documents. Using architectural drafting standards, students will prepare working drawings of floor plans, elevations, wall and floor sections and other interior elements. Technical hand drafting and AutoCAD will be used as tools.
     
    570-334-DW    Presentation Techniques II    1 - 3 - 1    60

    Prerequisites:    570-234-DW - Presentation Techniques I
    570-235-DW - CAD I
    Description:    The objective of this course is to instruct students in the methods of graphic black & white and colour presentation, including perspective drawing and rendering as a means of visual communication. Photography and digital software will be introduced as tools useful for future designers.
     
    570-335-DW    CAD II    1 - 2 - 3    45

    Prerequisite:    570-235-DW - CAD I
    Description:    This course teaches the computer assisted design aspects of complex 2-D construction drawings, using AutoCAD. Other software will be introduced to produce spreadsheets and schedules used in construction documentation.
     
    570-336-DW    Colour and Lighting II    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Prerequisite:    570-236-DW - Colour and Lighting I
    Description:    This course teaches students to understand more complex principles of lighting and colour, to identify different light sources (natural and artificial), differentiate between different lighting systems (advantages and disadvantages), and to understand the effects of colour, lighting and materials in a commercial project
     
    570-337-DW    Design Theory: 19th Century to Present    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Prerequisite:    520-231-DW - History of Art and Aesthetics II
    Description:    This course studies the history of interior architecture and design ideas from the 19th century until the present, using examples of design philosophies. Social and political values are linked to design theory so that students can understand the context of the creative processes that influence interior design.
     
    General Education
    • 345-103-04    Knowledge    3 - 1 - 3    60
    • 603-103-04    Literary Themes    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Term 4
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    570-431-DW    Interior Design IV    2 - 6 - 3    120

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Mark Lance Lipson teaching section(s) 02
    Susanne Koltai teaching section(s) 01
    Jill Hogan teaching section(s) 02
    Prerequisite:    570-331-DW - Interior Design III
    Description:    This course teaches students to solve design problems related to office environments. Students learn how to analyze the functional requirements of programs and prepare design solutions that reflect the users’ physical and psychological needs. Aesthetic development of interior spaces including materials, colour, furniture, lighting and acoustics will be explored.
     
    570-432-DW    Construction Documents II    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Jill Hogan teaching section(s) 02
    Kurt Holfeld teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    570-332-DW - Construction Documents I
    Corequisite:    570-438-DW - Building Systems, Environmental Design
    Description:    The aim of this course is to familiarize students with typical interior detailing for small construction projects. The content will cover: detailing and standards of doors and windows, construction methods of straight and spiral stairs, custom cabinetry in kitchens or bathrooms, lighting plans, cross-referencing of details, specification of finishes and equipment, and electrical legends.
     
    570-434-DW    Presentation Techniques III    1 - 3 - 2    60
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Mitchel L. Azzolin teaching section(s) 02
    Conor Sampson teaching section(s) 01 02
    Prerequisites:    570-334-DW - Presentation Techniques II
    570-335-DW - CAD II
    Description:    In this course, students will use 3D computer software to apply drawing and colour rendering techniques to the development and presentation of design projects. Emphasis will be on rendering materials and finishes in the marketplace.
     
    570-438-DW    Building Systems, Environmental Design    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Scott Millar teaching section(s) 02
    Adolphe Tinling teaching section(s) 01
    Corequisite:    570-432-DW - Construction Documents II
    Description:    This course familiarizes students with fundamental theories of environmental systems and how they affect interior design. Using the office building as a case study, innovative building systems and sustainable interior environments will be explored.
     
    General Education

    • 109-105-02    Active Living    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 345-102-03    World Views    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 602-B__-03    French: Bloc B    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-BXE-04    Applied Themes in English    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Term 5
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    510-530-DW    3D Studies    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Prerequisite:    510-133-DW - Visual Language 3D
    Description:    The objective of this course is to introduce a method of visual analysis of architectural spaces, which in turn will be used to develop relief and 3-D design. Various techniques of construction and materials will be explored.
     
    570-530-DW    Furniture Design and Construction    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Prerequisite:    570-432-DW - Construction Documents II
    Description:    This course promotes an understanding of how to solve furniture construction problems and emphasizes designing and detailing for contemporary materials.
     
    570-531-DW    Interior Design V    3 - 6 - 3    135

    Prerequisite:    570-431-DW - Interior Design IV
    Description:    This course teaches students to solve design problems related to hospitality and recreational environments. Students learn how to analyze the complex contemporary programs, prepare design solutions and 3-D development of interior spaces including complex planning of vertical and horizontal interconnecting spaces.
     
    570-532-DW    Construction Documents III    1 - 3 - 1    60

    Prerequisite:    570-432-DW - Construction Documents II
    Corequisite:    570-538-DW - Human Factors: Code, Accessibility, Ergonomics
    Description:    Students learn to coordinate complex construction drawings and details in an office project. Schedules, budgets and specifications will be applied to design projects.
     
    570-538-DW    Human Factors: Code, Accessibility, Ergonomics    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Corequisite:    570-532-DW - Construction Documents III
    Description:    This course applies building codes and public safety to design projects. Accessibility, adaptable design and ergonometric principles will be introduced.
     
    General Education

    • 345-BXH-03    Applied Themes in Humanities    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • COMP 1    Complementary         

    Term 6
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    570-631-DW    Interior Design VI    4 - 8 - 6    180

    Prerequisite:    570-531-DW - Interior Design V
    Description:    Using individual interior design projects, this course guides students through the design process of elaborate and complex spaces by synthesizing the acquired knowledge from all previous semesters.
     
    570-632-DW    Construction Documents IV    1 - 3 - 2    60
    Prerequisite:    570-532-DW - Construction Documents III
    Description:    This course teaches students the total scope of detailing as an important and integral aspect of interior design. Students learn to research and source materials and to create details in accordance with graphic standards, regulations and safety codes, and the particular constraints of their final design project.
     
    570-637-DW    Professional Practice: Theory    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Corequisite:    570-639-DW - Professional Practice: Experience
    Description:    This course gives students a general background in professional practice. It familiarizes students with the profession and governing bodies, explores the nature of the interior design business, and develops an understanding of business practice, ethics and contract documents.
     
    570-639-DW    Professional Practice: Experience    1 - 3 - 1    60
    Corequisite:    570-637-DW - Professional Practice: Theory
    Description:    This course gives students a specific introduction to professional practice within the office environment. Marketing tools will be introduced. Students will participate in a practicum by observing a design office.
     
    General Education
    • COMP 2    Complementary

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