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Explores the basic principles of color. Color harmonies are correlated with practical problems as they apply to interior design. Students present their plans, selection of furnishings and colors for group discussion and critique.
Examines the history of art, architecture and furnishings from early Egypt through the Western World of the 20th century. Special attention is given to European court styles and the decorative arts of Colonial America.
Increases the students' awareness and appreciation of furnishings, design, architecture and the arts. Students view furnishing collections and survey and study architectural details and historic sites. Additional cost of trip.
Introduces the student to a variety of techniques used in design communication. The student will learn and practice perspective drawing, illustration techniques and board layout styles. Good interior design requires adequate and appropriate methods of communication and presentation.
Demonstrates knowledge of standard building terms, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems. Students will become aware of communication with the trades, building changes as they relate to cost and specify materials to satisfy design criteria.