Interior Design Technology – Diploma – Vermilion campus

Year I Required Courses
Credits

CU 135 Information Systems 1
This course is an introduction to computers and printers, common terminology and skills needed for reading commercial software documentation. Students are introduced to the basic features of word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet programs as well as searching for and saving information from the Internet.
ID 110 Design I 4
Introduction to basic elements, principles and concepts of design. Theory regarding colour, line, shape, texture, space, scale, emphasis, harmony, proportion, unity and balance creatively applied in two-dimensional problems using variety of media. Two-dimensional problem solving comprises majority of course work, culminating in its application to three-dimensional problems. Co-requisites: ID 120 and ID 260.
ID 120 Graphic Presentation I 3
Introduction to drawing as communication skill in interior design. Emphasis on development of free-hand drawing and presentation skills with pencil, pen, ink and felt-tip using variety of media surfaces and presentation techniques. Co-requisite: ID 110 and ID 160.
ID 130 History of Architecture and Design I 3
This course is a survey of design cultures and contexts from antiquity to the industrial revolution. ID 130 provides for the exploration and discussion of historical architecture, interiors and the arts. Students analyze, interpret and discuss historical developments that relate to a variety of design styles.

ID 135 Textiles 3
A study is made of textiles. Students learn about properties and explore conventional and potential applications. There is an emphasis on understanding the nature of materials such as form, workability, strength and sustainability.
ID 160 Technical Drafting I 3
Focus on theory and practical exercises in manual drafting techniques. Introduced to instrument use, lettering, linework, dimensioning, media types and reproduction techniques as well as preparation of plan, elevation, section and three-dimensional drawing.
ID 210 Design II 4
This course builds on ID 110 with the study and application of the basic principles and elements of design as applied to three-dimensional problems. It provides for continued examination of the design process with reference to the human factors in design, space planning, and colour use in residential interiors. Students apply the fundamentals of kitchen and bath planning as outlined by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) guidelines. Prerequisites: ID 110. Co-requisites: ID 220 and ID 260.
ID 220 Graphic Presentation II 3
An introduction to the theory and practice of perspective drawing is made in this course. One and two-point perspectives are taught, from "skeletal" construction through to refined, detailed, rendered interior perspective spaces. Prerequisites: ID 120 and ID 160. Co-requisites: ID 210 and ID 260.
ID 230 History of Architecture and Design II 3
This course is a continuation of History of Architecture and Design I with focus on the architecture and design of the western world from the 17th century to the present day. Lectures and discussion explore aesthetics and the development of design trends. Lectures are supported with PowerPoint presentations and videos. Prerequisite: ID 130.
ID 235 Materials I 3
Explore and study properties and applications of materials commonly used in interior design. Emphasis on understanding nature of materials such as form, workability, strength and sustainability.  Co-requisite: ID 210.
ID 260 Technical Drafting II 3
Emphasis in this course is placed on the use of architectural drafting techniques, symbols, and conventions in the development of working drawings. National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) standards and conventions are introduced along with general joinery detailing and an introduction to AutoCAD drawing software. Prerequisite: ID 160. Co-requisites: ID 210, ID 235, and ID 270.
ID 270 Construction Fundamentals 3
This course is a survey of building methods and practices commonly used in residential construction. The various phases of residential construction are studied in logical sequences. Topics include footings, foundations, framing of floors, walls and roof systems, and window and door types with reference to the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) building standards and the Alberta Building Code. Prerequisites: ID 160. Co-requisite: ID 260.
CO 120 Effective Writing 2
This is a course in written communication focusing on effective writing skills. Course content includes paragraphs, essays, documented summaries, business letters, and letter/resume, with an emphasis on the practical application of writing.
Year II Required Courses
Credits

CO 120 Effective Writing 2
This is a course in written communication focusing on effective writing skills. Course content includes paragraphs, essays, documented summaries, business letters, and letter/resume, with an emphasis on the practical application of writing.
ID 150 Professional Practice 3
In this course, an introduction is made to the interior design profession and its scope of practice and services. The course facilitates awareness of professional associations, professional relations, current design practice and preparation to enter the design industry. The course outlines participants, organizational procedures and supportive documentation required in the design process. Preparation of standard specifications, schedules, and detail components of the construction document package are examined. Building code requirements are identified for various occupancies. This course emphasizes the importance of communication through comprehensive content of contract documents and oral communication. Prerequisites: ID 310.
ID 305 Digital Graphics 3
Emphasis in this course is placed on the use of various digital software programs in the development of conceptual drawings, working drawings and student portfolios. Supplementing their use of Microsoft Office Suite, students will be introduced to CorelDraw Graphics Suite, 20-20 Design, SketchUp, and AutoCAD drawing software. In support of the listed software, students will be introduced to techniques available in the use of printers, scanners, copiers and large format plotters. Prerequisite: ID 260. Co-requisite: ID 360.
ID 310 Design III 4
This course further studies residential interior applications including advanced kitchen and bath design and documentation to NKBA standards. There is an application of the design process, programming, space planning, and environmental factors affecting interior settings. As well, an introduction to basic interior lighting theory, design, applications, and documentation is provided. Projects require use of computers for product review, research, and documentation. Prerequisites: ID 210, ID 260, and ID 270. Co-requisites: ID 320, ID 335, and ID 360.
ID 320 Graphic Presentation III 3
Emphasis is on the development of a personal rendering and presentation technique. In addition, this course focuses on the presentation of developed design solutions to accompany ID 310.
Prerequisites: ID 210 and ID 220. Co-requisites: ID 310 and ID 360.
ID 335 Materials II 3
This course is a continuation from ID 235. There is continued exploration and study of properties and applications of materials and products commonly used in interior design. There is emphasis on understanding the nature of materials such as form, workability, strength and sustainability as well as detailing, understanding how to assemble and use various materials. Light sources and fixtures are explained. Cabinetry styles, materials, sizes and configuration are examined as well as fixtures, surfaces and finishes. Environmental factors are emphasized. Prerequisites: ID 235. Co-requisites: ID 310.
ID 360 Technical Studio I 4
Students apply further architectural drafting practices with emphasis on the design and drafting of interior detail applications and application of the Canadian Building Code in residential interiors culminating in complete working drawings. The National Kitchen and Bath Association guidelines are also applied to residential kitchen and bath drawings. Course work requires use of a computer aided drafting program (CAD) as well as manual techniques. Prerequisites: ID 260 and ID 270. Co-requisites: ID 310 and ID 320.
ID 370 Building Systems 3
As a continuation of Construction Fundamentals, the knowledge of building systems is enhanced in this course by the survey of buildings in residential and commercial construction. Strategies for sustainable design are emphasized. Prerequisites: ID 270. Co-requisites: ID 310 and ID 335.
ID 410 Design IV 4
This course provides theoretical as well as practical introduction to commercial design problem solving via the exploration of retail, hospitality and office planning.  Professional calibre of work in resolution and execution is expected, which includes problem analysis, space planning, material and colour specifications as well as a full visual/verbal presentation.  Sustainable design solutions are emphasized.  Prerequisites:  ID 310, ID 320, and ID 370. Co-requisites:  ID 420 and ID 460.
ID 420 Graphic Presentation IV 3
This is a graphic presentation course with continued emphasis on board layout, presentation techniques and perspectives. Students compile a portfolio of work in preparation for employment. The material ties in closely with designs prepared in ID 410. Prerequisites: ID 310 and ID 320. Co-requisites: ID 410 and ID 460.
ID 460 Technical Studio II 4
The design and detailing of specialized installations, construction and application of the Canadian Building Code in commercial situations is studied in this course. Students prepare design working drawings applying drafting standards. A computer aided drafting program (CAD), a 3-D modeling program and a computer aided kitchen design and rendering program are used. Prerequisites: ID 360 and ID 370. Co-requisites: ID 410 and ID 420.
ID 450 Interior Design Practicum 8
Participate in two-month practicum with at least one month focusing on kitchen and bath industry. Prerequisite: Current minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 in all required Interior Design Technology program courses.




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