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AR 292A Interior Design Studio I: Visual Communications I
Boehr, Kay Miller


 

COURSE INFORMATION

 

Course symbol and number:              AR292A

Course title:                                         Interior Design Studio I:  Visual Communications I

Course Descriptor:                             HO

Term of course being taught:             Fall 2004

Name of faculty member:                   Kay Miller Boehr

Title of faculty member:                      Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Faculty office location:                        MA430D

Faculty office hours:                           Monday and Friday, 9:00 – 11:00 am

                                                            and 1:30-2:00 pm/ Tuesday and Thursday 8:15-8:45 am

Faculty office telephone number:       816-584-6705 

Faculty Park e-mail address:              kboehr@mail.park.edu

Other faculty e-mail address:             _____________

Faculty web page address:                _____________

Dates of the term:                               August 23  through December 17, 2004

Class Session Days:                          Tuesday and Thursday

Class session time:                            8:45 – 11:25 am

Prerequisites:                                      Art & Design Core

Co-requisite:                                       AR292B                                                          

Credit hours:                                       3

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning,

is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners

to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning

while serving a global community.

 

VISION STATEMENT

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing

innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION  

 

Students will be introduced to various two dimensional methods of presenting design concepts.  Methods will include drafting with tools, freehand drawing, sketching and diagramming techniques, color rendering techniques, presentation board construction techniques and graphic layout of design presentations. Hand drafting will be introduced with emphasis on understanding orthographic drawings and developing line quality and architectural lettering skills.

Co-requisite:  AR292B                                                1:5:3               

 

FACULITY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

 

·         Design:  Design is a process that involves generating ideas, editing and refining those ideas and producing the final result.  It is both individual and collaborative.  It is both creative and meticulous.  It involves critical thinking and effective communication through writing, drawing, describing, modeling and drafting. I believe in the universality and importance of the Design Process. Learning the process of design will enable one to apply that process to any problem, whether it be a written document, the design of a space or the design of a product. Every project and assignment shall be approached as a design problem.

·         Teaching:  As a teacher I collect a body of knowledge and share it with other people. This shared information becomes a springboard to a variety of activities that reinforce the course concepts.  Students observe, read, write, discuss, evaluate, collaborate and create. Cross disciplinary projects are encouraged and forays into the design community help make the boundary between the professional world and the academic world fluid.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

·         Explain the difference between drawings for presentation and drawings for construction.

·         Locate information within a set of construction drawings.

·         Define architectural terms and recognize architectural drafting conventions.

·         Draft orthographic drawings (plans, sections, elevations and details), using hand drafting tools.

·         Sketch plans and elevations using freehand tracing methods.

·         Apply color to plans and elevations using marker and colored pencil rendering techniques.

·         Diagram preliminary concepts using architectural  graphic techniques, including bubble diagramming.

·         Prepare graphically pleasing and well crafted presentation boards.

·         Annotate and label drawings using conventional architectural lettering.

 

COURSE TEXTBOOKS

Required:

 

Ching, Francis D.K. Architectural Graphics, 4th edition. New York:  John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2003.

 

Mitton, Maureen. Interior Design Visual Presentation, 2nd edition.  Hoboken, New Jersey:  John Wiley and Sons, 2004.

 

Recommended:

 

Ching, Francis D.K., Interior Design Illustrated.  New York, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1987.

Pile, John. Interior Design, 3rd edition. New York:  Harry Abrams, Inc., 2003.

 

 

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Assessment will be based on:

 

·         Studio participation, including individual and group critiques

·         Preparation for lecture by reading assignments and participating in discussion

·         Tests covering terminology and ability to read construction documents

·         Improved visual communications skills resulting from practice and completion of a series of assignments and projects

·         Applying visual communication skills to AR292B design projects, including producing a set of construction documents

 

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT

AR292A is a primarily a studio class. Class periods include lecture/demonstration, discussion and group critiques of work, as well as time to practice visual communications skills and techniques. Students are expected come to class with tools and supplies, prepared to work. In addition, students are expected to work approximately six hours a week outside of class.  The studio will be available to students when it is not scheduled for other classes.

An attendance sheet will be passed around at the beginning of each class while announcements are being made. Students who miss the attendance sheet are considered late. Three late arrivals will equal one absence.

The value of this class is diminished for all when students are absent.  Attendance at all classes is required, but since “things happen”, each student may be absent three times without penalty.  The fourth absence, whether excused or not will result in the lowering of the final grade by one letter.  Five absences may constitute failure in the course.

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS

Nearly all assignments will have an oral presentation component.  There will be no make up dates for missed presentations, but work may be turned at the next class meeting for partial credit if a written excuse is attached.

 

GRADING PLAN

 

Exercises                                  40%

Projects                                    20%

Final Project                              20%

Final Exam                                20%

                                                100%

 

Grading points required:              A: 90 and above D:  60 to 69

                                                B: 80 to 89                    F: Below 60

                                                C: 70 to 79

                       

The statements below are directly from Park University Undergraduate Catalogue and are Park University Policy:

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY

           

Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments.  Learners who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.

 

PLAGIARISM

           

Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Learners who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”.  An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.  Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.  Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

 

DISABILITY GUIDELINES      

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal.  It is Park University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.  Additional information concerning Park University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:  www.park.edu/disability.

 

COURSE TOPIC/DATE/ASSIGNMENT

   

AGENDA

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

Week 1

 

 

date

Aug. 24

Aug. 26

topic/activity

Drawing Types/Purposes Tools and Media

purchase tools and supplies

Drawing Lines

Set up workspace

Assignment 1: lines, circles, objects

reading

Ching, chpt. 1, Milton, chpt. 1, pp 1 - 5

Ching, chpt. 2

due

 

 

Week 2

 

 

date

Aug. 30

Sept. 2

topic/activity

Lettering

lettering practice

Architectural Drawing Systems

drawing and labeling plans

reading

Ching, chpt. 9, pp 179 - 180

Ching, chpt. 3 & 4, Milton, chpt. 1

due

Assignment 1: lines, etc.

Assignment 2: lettering

Week 3

 

 

date

Sept. 7

Sept. 9

topic/activity

Orthographic Drawings

drawing elevations

Field Measuring

In-class field measuring exercise

reading

Milton, chpt. 1 and appendix 2

 

due

Assignment 3: plans

Assignment 4: elevations

Week 4

 

 

date

Sept. 14

Sept. 16

topic/activity

Studio: continue and measure

Design Process/Related Graphics

 

 

diagramming exercise

reading

 

Milton, chpt. 2

due

 

Field measured drawings

Week 5

 

 

date

Sept. 21

Sept. 23

topic/activity

Rendering Techniques

techniques, materials and entourage

Studio: technique practice

Floor Product Reports

reading

Milton, chpt. 5 & pp. 120 – 121,

Ching, chpt. 7 & 8

 

due

Assignment 5: diagramming

Assignment 6: materials and entourage

Week 6

 

 

date

Sept. 28

Sept. 30

topic/activity

Applying Color

rendering plans and elevations

Studio: work on rendering plans/elevations

reading

Milton, pp 122 - 130

 

due

Assignment 7: lettering and bubbles

 

Week 7

 

 

date

Oct. 5

Oct. 7

topic/activity

Board Building Techniques

assign materials board project

Studio: work on materials board

reading

Milton, chpt. 7 & 8,

Ching, chpt. 9, pp 144 - 155

 

due

Assignment 8: rendered plans/elevations

 

Week 8

 

 

date

Oct. 12

Oct. 14

topic/activity

Present Materials Boards to class

 

Review all techniques
In-class drafting exercise

reading

 

 

due

 

Turn in assignment binder

Week 9              FALL BREAK

Week 10

 

 

date

Oct. 26

Oct. 28

topic/activity

Skill Development: Graphic Skills for Programming

Diagramming assignment

Studio

reading

 

 

due

 

 

Week 11

 

 

date

Nov. 2

Nov. 4

topic/activity

Skill Development: Schematic Design

Schematic overlay assignment

Studio

reading

 

 

due

Diagramming assignment

 

Week 12

 

 

date

Nov. 9

Nov. 11

NO CLASS

Veteran’s Day

topic/activity

Skill Development: Design Dev.

Design development assignment

reading

 

due

Schematic overlay assignment

Week 13

 

 

date

Nov. 16

Nov. 18

topic/activity

Construction Documents

Build base plans and elevations

Studio

reading

 

 

due

Design Development Assignment

 

Week 14

 

 

date

Nov. 22

Nov. 26

NO CLASS

 

Thanksgiving

topic/activity

Planning CD set

 

cartoon set

reading

 

due

 

Week 15

 

 

date

Nov. 30

Dec. 2

topic/activity

Studio: work on final project

Studio: work on final project

reading

 

 

due

review cartoon set with instructor

 

Week 16

 

 

date

Dec. 7

Dec. 9

topic/activity

Studio: work on final project

Turn in Final Project

Finals Week

Exam over terms and reading construction documents