Interior Design Syllabus


To provide the students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge, skill and attitude in the area of interior design with special emphasis on:
• Architecture & interior design and its elements.
• Interior space in current practice.
• Role of floor covering and wall paper.
• Function of draperies and slip covers.
• Basics of design composition, Building materials & the elements of
interior design.


• Architecture & history of interior design; Basic of Design composition; Building materials & elements of interior design; Interior space; Natural ventilation & air conditioning; Natural lighting & Artificial lighting, painting interiors & interior landscaping; floor covering, wall paper; draperies and slipcovers; wall composition.


1.0 Understand the architecture & history of interior design.

1.1 State interior decoration as a profession.
1.2 State emergence of professional interior designer.
1.3 Planning Describe the concept of function & planning.
1.4 Explain the historical development of interior architecture.
1.5 Explain the contemporary architecture & Modern interior design
1.6 Explain the environmental behavior in relation to the design.

2.0 Understand the basics of Design composition, Building materials &
the elements of interior design.
2.1 Explain the elements (line, form, texture, color, pattern, light) and the
principles (balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion, unity or harmony).
2.2 Explain different types of Materials (different types of stones, stone
aggregates, general properties, stone masonry types), clay products, cement mortar, concrete, timber, plywood and related products, plastics and related products, glass and related products.
2.3 Explain Paints and related products, ferrous and non ferrous metals,
Gypsum and related products, Adhesives (or glues).
2.4 Describe the role of furniture in interior design.
2.5 Describe the principles of furniture arrangement.
2.6 List the principal textiles and textile terms used in interior decoration.

3.0 Understand the interior space in current practice.
3.1 Discuss the need of work space.
3.2 Describe the use of public space.
3.3 Discuss the functions consideration of living space.
3.4 Discuss the special purpose of interior.
3.5 Describe the importance of office landscape.

4.0 Understand the natural ventilation & air conditioning.
4.1 State guidelines for natural ventilation.
4.2 State mechanical ventilation & ventilation with ducts.
4.3 Explain recommended fresh air supply.
4.4 Explain the size of the openings for natural ventilation.
4.5 Discuss the need for air-conditioning & atmospheric conditions for
human comfort.

5.0 Understand the natural lighting & artificial lighting.
5.1 State daylight factors.
5.2 Describe recommended daylight factors for interiors.
5.3 Explain calculation of the openings for natural lighting.
5.4 Discus guidelines for good natural lighting.
5.5 Discuss different types of lighting arrangements.
5.6 Describe lighting accessories and protection devices.
5.7 Discuss guidelines for lighting design and the lumen method of
lighting design.
6.0 Understand the painting interiors and interior landscaping.
6.1 Discuss ingredients and types of paints.
6.2 Explain the painting process.
6.3 Explain common painting defects and remedies.
6.4 State the importance of interior landscaping.
6.5 Describe the design components of interior landscaping.

7.0 Understand the role of floor covering in interior decoration.
7.1 Describe the historical development of floor covering.
7.2 Describe the use of machine made rug & carpet as floor covering.
7.3 Describe the use of hand made rug & carpet.
7.4 List different types of home made rugs.
7.5 List different types of synthetic floor covering.
7.6 Describe the classification of oriental rugs.

8.0 Understand the role of wall paper in interior decoration.

8.1 Describe the historical development of wallpaper.
8.2 Describe the modern manufacturing method of wall paper.
8.3 Discuss various sizes of wail paper.
8.4 List the different types of wall paper.
8.5 Describe the uses of wall paper.

9.0 Understand the function of draperies and slip covers.

9.1 Describe the classification of window draperies.
9.2 Describe the point to be considered for drapery design.
9.3 Describe the term “Valance” for drapery supports.
9.4 Discuss the selection of drapery materials.
9.5 Describe the function of trimming for the curtain.
9.6 Mention the use of slipcovers.

10.0 Understand the wall composition.
10.1 Describe the problems of composition in the treatment of interior.
10.2 Describe the principles of wall design.
10.3 Describe the horizontal divisions of wall composition.
10.4 Describe the vertical divisions of wall composition.
10.5 Describe the contrast of vertical and horizontal lines, straight and
curved lines.

11.0 Understand the interior environmental system.

11.1 Discuss interior environment systems.
11.2 Mention the elements of the environment systems.
11.3 Describe the environment control systems & the means of travel.
11.4 Describe the modes of heat transfer.
11.5 Describe the schematic of a water supply systems.
11.6 Describe the importants of standards & codes in some specific area
for the interior designer (applicable building code, fire safety,
sprinkler system, the means of egress, habitable spaces)
1.0 Perform the human dimension with different situation factors.
1.1 Sketch the basic human dimensions on standing condition.
1.2 Sketch the basic human distance zone on case of personal, social,
public & walking.
1.3 Sketch plan & section of a group seating with dimension.
1.4 Sketch the basic human dimension for plan & section of cooking.
1.5 Sketch a generalized height of a human.

2.0 Perform the sketch of the historical furniture style (Queen Anne).
2.1 Sketch the different forms of the foot hoof.
2.2 Sketch the pad triffid & Slipper.
2.3 Sketch scroll tops on chests.
2.4 Sketch scalloped shells on knees of legs and crests of chairs.

3.0 Perform the drawing of different types of seating

3.1 Sketch a general consideration for a seating.
3.2 Sketch a general purpose chair for a seating
3.3 Sketch a general considerations office chair for a seating
3.4 Sketch a general considerations Easy chair for a seating
3.5 Sketch a different types (Alvar Aalto, ARNE Jacobsen, Shaker Ladder
back, Hans wegner, Thonet arm chair) of seating.

4.0 Perform the drawing of different types of house hold furniture.

4.1 Draw the plan of sofa set with dimensions
4.2 Draw showcase with dimensions
4.3 Draw plan & elevation of different types of bed with dimensions.
4.4 Draw plan & elevation of different types of book-self with dimensions.
4.5 Sketch plan & elevation of different types of dinning table with

5.0 Perform the sketch of molding & fasteners.

5.1 Sketch different types of molding.
5.2 Sketch different types of nails with dimensions.
5.3 Sketch different types of screw head with their dimensions.
5.4 Sketch different types of hardware & fasteners.

6.0 Perform the sketch & draw of door beyond modern.

6.1 Sketch three categories doors (exterior) which is faced door with
6.2 Sketch a catalogue door (intenor) with ‘stopped chamfer” molding.
6.3 Sketch a classical door with carved architrave by Francis Johnson.
6.4 Sketch different door fittings stylistic pluralism. (Tudor, Georgian).

7.0 Sketch walls decoration beyond modern.

7.1 Sketch a folksy stenciled look in wall papers from Greeff, United
States, early 1960s.
7.2 Sketch Polka dot wallpapers which can be used to create a contrast of
“positive” and “negative” in the same room.
7.3 Sketch striped wallpaper which has never been long out of fashion.
7.4 Sketch Frank Lloyed Wright – style stone work which present a strong
wall texture, with variations in thickness.
7.5 Sketch Neo-Victorian wall tiles, white kitchen tiles & regular mosaic
bathroom tiling.

8.0 Prepare the furniture arrangements of an apartment.

8.1 Draw floor plan of an apartment.
8.2 Draw furniture layout plan of different rooms.
8.3 Draw the plan of a bed room showing different types of carpet.
8.4 Draw an isometric view of a bed room with furniture.
8.5 Make a roof less model of a bedroom with furniture.

9.0 Sketch Kitchen house hold equipments and arrangements

9.1 Draw a kitchen layout.
9.2 Sketch different types of house hold equipment with measurements.
9.3 Draw an isometric view of the kitchen room.
9.4 Make a roof less model of the kitchen room.

10.0 Perform the drawing of false ceiling.

10.1 Draw a reflected ceiling plan of a hall room.
10.2 Draw the section of a false ceiling.
10.3 Draw the detail section of a false ceiling showing fixing arrangements
of different types of materials.
10.4 Draw an electrical conduit lay out of a residential plan.
10.5 Draw an electrical fixture lay out of that residential plan.

1. Interior design principles and practice
by -M. Pratop Rao.

2. Interior design
An introduction to architectural Interiors.- ‘
by-Arnold Friedmann.
John F. Pile
Forrest Wilson.
3. Elements of Interior Design and Decoration.
by-Sherrill Whiton
4. Time Saver Standard interior.
by-Jesph D. Chirra.
5. Construction drawings and details for interiors.
by- W. Otie Kilmer.
6. Interior Design illustrated.
by-Francis D.K. Ching.