Interior Design Courses
Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan. A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):
- ID/ART-150A Interior Design Concepts - This is an introductory course. Students analyze interiors using basic design concepts. Principles and techniques used by professional interior designers are demonstrated. Case studies in problem solving with an emphasis on residential interiors are presented.
- ID/ART-150B Interior Design - This course is a continuation of ID-150A. Interior design theories and methodologies are explored in depth through case studies emphasizing the design of public space.
- ID/ART-151 Visualization and Presentation - This course familiarizes students with current methods and materials used in the design industry to develop concepts and communicate ideas. Students will prepare a design portfolio.
- ID/ART-153 History of Decorative Arts - Students study furniture construction, styles, and periods in conjunction with the architecture and related decorative arts of each era from ancient times to the present. This course includes a brief political, religious, and cultural history which significantly influenced these arts.
- ID/ART-154 Contemporary Home Design - Students will study the architectural history of home design and learn practical applications of information relating to design, construction methods, and economic practices.
- ID/ART-155A Architectural Drafting for Interior Design - This course will introduce basic drafting techniques as related to architectural working drawings for interior design. Construction materials and procedures will be presented.
- ID/ART-155B CAD for Interior Design - This course focuses on the fundamentals of computer-aided drafting as related to interior design and architectural drawings through understanding concepts rather than memorizing commands. Drawing skills are learned and developed by applying these concepts to solve practical laboratory problems.
- ID/ART-156 Architectural Modelmaking for Interior Design - Scale models will be developed in this class for presenting and studying architectural and interior design. A wide range of materials and processes will be explored.
- ID/ART-157 Professional Practice for Interior Design - This class introduces basic business practices for interior designers. It also includes an overview of career paths, business planning and organization, professional associations, marketing, sales, wholesale resource development, contractual obligations, and ethics. It is designed for people preparing to enter the field of interior design.
- ID/ART-158 Textiles - Students in this course will study the physical and chemical properties of fibers, fabrication systems for yarns and fabrics, the technology of fabric dyes, and decorative processes and finishes. The application of these principles to interior furnishings and appointments are an integral part of the laboratory experience for this course, and provide practical applications for students of interior design.
- ID/ART-159A Applied Design: Residential Lighting - This seminar will present an overview of basic considerations necessary to plan, choose, and place lighting fixtures through a home to help define space, articulate atmosphere, direct attention, and facilitate activities.
- ID/ART-159B Applied Design: Color for the Home - This seminar will explore various approaches that may be followed to arrive at color schemes that are satisfying, comfortable, and exciting.
- ID/ART/GA-163 Digital Arts Lab - Macintosh
- Classes are scheduled every three semesters.
- Classes are offered at different times (morning, afternoon, and evening).
- Classes with pre-requisites are sequential (ID-155B/C follows ID-155A).
- Related classes are grouped (ID-155A and ID-156).
- ID-150A offered day and evening, fall and spring semester.
- ART-104B offered spring semester.
- ART-106A offered fall and spring semesters, times vary.
Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.
Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.
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Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
- Plan a space and present that plan visually so that it can be communicated to the client.
- Demonstrate knowledge about the materials and products that will be used to create and furnish the space and how texture, color, lighting, and other factors combine and interact to make a space.
- Demonstrate understanding of the structural requirements of the plans, the health and safety issues, building codes, and many other technical aspects.
- Be comfortable meeting and dealing with many kinds of people.
- Communicate clearly and effectively, as well as be attentive listeners.
- Be both good team leaders and good team players.
- Be willing to negotiate and mediate when necessary to solve problems.
- Demonstrate excellent time and project management abilities and work on more than one project at a time under demanding deadlines.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct business planning and marketing ideas to clients, create informative and persuasive proposals and presentations, and maintain good client relationships.