This course aims for an understanding of the components involved in the design of interiors, planned for students with an interest in the subject. Through practical projects an understanding of the design process and an introduction to the ideas-based approach will be developed. Students will not simply deal with interior styling focusing on current trends or fashions, but they will be introduced to a more comprehensive view of interior design.
This course will cover the basics: the conceptual approach to structure, space and light, styling the form and function of the space and the use of materials. The course will introduce students to a design process by researching ideas, expressing them on paper as a 2D design through different drawing methods, collages and photographs as well as simple 3D models and non-complicated constructions.
Students will learn simple in use computer aided design (CAD) software and they will present their ideas in a portfolio.
Students will cover the following:
They will take inspiration from their surroundings by exploring the interior and spatial designs of their environment in order to discover the significant footprints on the design of the city, both external and internal.
Talks on interior and spatial design will be conducted both within the college and, more importantly, at a variety of interesting sites including museums, public spaces, stations, restaurants; using the city, its buildings and its natural spaces, as a source of inspiration.
Students will keep a journal of experiences, and they will be asked to visualise them. They will produce a sketchbook with visual reference material and a series of sketches demonstrating concept development.
Additionally they will produce design development drawings and models and their final design will presented in an appropriate format using photographic and presentation techniques. Basic Computer Aided Design skills will be investigated.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to demonstrate their ability:
- To develop an awareness of our surroundings
- To develop creative research skills
- To investigate various means of expression
- To communicate research findings in a three dimensional format
- To experiment with alternative materials as well as visual and tactile formats
- To gather and select research material appropriate to a brief
- To generate a range of design ideas as a creative response to a design brief
- To apply hand drawn and modeling skills for concept generation, design development and communication of final design proposal
- To produce finished work with an overall appearance of completeness