This course will help in developing the students' skills and knowledge in creating digital files for graphic design projects using Adobe Illustrator. As the graphic design industry changes through the development, advancement and integration of computer technology, the importance of learning Adobe Illustrator for the design and production of digital files becomes evident. Textbook required. Software Required: Adobe Illustrator - CS5, CS6 or CC. Lynda.com Access (students to contact registering college for access).
Software Required: Adobe Dreamweaver CC.
This course will cover the fundamental aspects of this rising star in the desktop publishing and design industry. Topics covered will include: creating master pages and single and multiple page documents with single and multiple text columns of text; importing text from various sources and flowing it into linked columns of various shapes and sizes; proper kerning/leading and spacing of text and; combining text with imported photos and graphics. Students will learn how to quickly change font or photo size and how to rearrange elements within a page. Assignments will include various document layouts that involve learning about objects, text, colour and fonts. The final assignment be a menu created with all the elements you have learned plus using tables. Textbook required.
Software Required: Adobe InDesign CC. Supports MAC users. Students please contact instructors immediately upon logging into course to confirm compatibility with their MAC version.
Learn about the most influential elements of design, through the use of colour and its application. Study the principles of colour in relation to psychology and design communications and learn how this theory relates to physical space and the world around them. Cover an historical period of colour trends, interior space, pop culture and its political influences, colour is studied from a practical world perspective. No Textbook Required.
Textbook required. Software Required: As well as a word processing software program, students will require a design/page layout program (such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXpress or Corel Draw) capable of creating and saving small graphic design compositions in jpeg or PDF formats.
Required supplies: pen, mechanical pencil lead size .5 or .7, white eraser, ¼” graph paper, imperial measure architect ruler, ½” Scale kitchen template, and form board or students may use Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software (e.g. AutoCAD, Rivet) if you have previous course experience with the software.
NOTE: Students are encouraged to explore digital mediums to create their portfolio pieces. However, this course will not cover the ‘how-to’ or troubleshoot any of the aforementioned software. All digital submissions of drawings should be submitted as a PDF file.
Every window is different and may require individual treatment. We compare natural and synthetic fabrics according to the pros and cons of their use, the methods of their manufacture, their durability and the terms used in their description. Students will discover current fabric trends and how certain treatments will match or clash with particular furniture and decorating styles. Other topics covered are using blinds, shutters, valances and draperies; understanding proper measuring techniques; and calculating the amount of fabric needed to complete a particular window treatment. Prerequisite: Introduction to Interior Decorating and Floor Plans, Space Planning & Presentations. Textbook Required.
Students develop an understanding of light sources, calculations, illumination, electrical control, layout, and specifications as they apply to the theory of interior decorating.
Prerequisite: Basic Drafting or AutoCAD course.
No textbook required
Flooring, paint, wallpaper, moldings and other materials are the products used to create style and enhance the home. In this course you will be discussing all of the various products available on the market as well as the merits of them in different environments. What works well in one setting may be a disaster in another. You will learn how to calculate the amount of product needed for a space and how to properly install them. Other topics included are: ceiling styles, countertops, trim and moldings and the correct tools needed to complete each job. Textbook required.