Interior Design

This course engages students in exploring various interior design professions, while building the content knowledge and technical skills necessary to provide a foundational knowledge of the design industry. Emphasis is placed on the interior design process; human, environmental and behavioral factors; color theory, elements and principles of design; hand sketching/digital design techniques, space planning, selection of products and materials for residential interiors; client relationship building and design communication techniques. English/language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, and technology are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include business & industry field trip, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. 


  • 1.00  Understand the value of interior design to society.
  • 1.01 Remember the interior design profession and the design process.
  • 1.02  Understand design thinking.
  • 1.03  Understand factors that impact design in the pre-design and programming phase of the design process.
  • 2.00  Understand design language.
  • 2.01  Understand color basics and color theory.
  • 2.02  Understand elements and principles of design.
  • 3.00  Understand schematic design.
  • 3.01   Remember architectural basics.
  • 3.02   Understand hand drawing skills and digital design tools.
  • 3.03  Understand space planning.
  • 3.04  Understand materials and finishes for residential design.
  • 4.00  Understand aspects of well-designed interiors.
  • 4.01 Understand design communication techniques.
  • 4.02  Understand interior design concepts, skills, and processes to solve design problems.
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