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Effective Term:
Fall 2022
Course Number:
ID 100
Course Title:
Design Drafting and Visual Communication
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Course Description

Explores the foundational drafting and drawing skills for the practice of interior design. Covers ideation sketches, diagram sketches, three-dimensional work, drafting orthographic drawings and perspective sketches.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Draft orthographic drawings using architectural graphics.
  2. Visualize design ideas by drawing.
  3. Communicate design ideas in three-dimensional drawings.

Aspirational Goals

In today's world of computerization, it is important that students of interior design be taught a methodology that embraces hand drafting, drawing and sketching.

Course Activities and Design

learn the basics of drawing architectural orthographic drawings by hand

produce hand-drawn solutions to sketching assignments

successfully communicate design ideas in sketching assignments

participate in group critiques

Outcome Assessment Strategies

letter grade assigned to a point system.

rubric for a developmental skills to be used.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Learning to see/draw: what we see, not what we think we see.

Freehand perspective sketching: seeing, drawing and understanding existing landscape, interiors, furnishings.

Technique: use of line and adding color, shade and shadow, light and texture to drawings.

Diagramming: learning to see, draw and record using analytical sketching tools.