Illustration and Media - Digital Applications
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2019
Prerequisites: DESN70021
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Visual Design Interior Decorat
Program Coordinator(s): Leasa Wright
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20190903_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a Sheridan College course that is offered through Sheridan CAPS. Students who register for the course through Sheridan will receive credit from Sheridan College only. Access to the course materials will be through Students taking this course will need reliable access to the internet, and should have a basic level of comfort using computers as well as the self-discipline to study online. Students can expect to spend an additional three hours per week for online activities such as postings, discussions, and homework. The software used is SketchUp, Podium Online Resources and YouTube. The software is free and downloadable from the internet. Instructions will be provided in each lesson.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students are introduced to the use of three-dimensional modelling software to create realistic perspectives and rendered floor plans for interior spaces. Topics include: exporting models and perspectives into popular rendering software; adding material and lighting effects to designs; importing drawings into an online world of material samples and furniture; and creating realistic animations to be exported as movie files and viewed online. Students participate in a variety of online activities, such as completing tutorials, and preparing and submitting module-related assignments.

Program Context

Visual Design Interior Decorat Program Coordinator(s): Leasa Wright
This is an elective course in the Visual Design - Interior Decorating program, offered through the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to create a series of digital design drawings and simple animations using cutting edge design technology.
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Download given software and upload digital presentations to an online environment, to illustrate design projects for a potential client base.
  2. Navigate in a three dimensional digital environment to assist in the visualization of an illustrated presentation.
  3. Draw simple and complex shapes two and three dimensionally which result in building interior spaces in a virtual world.
  4. Apply standard and custom materials to a digital residential environment.
  5. Edit and customize complex shapes, furniture and architectural elements.
  6. Produce portfolio-ready digitally rendered floor plans and perspectives.
  7. Create still images and animated walk-throughs of virtual spaces.
  8. Export images into various related rendering software options

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Online Tutorials (5 @ 10%)50.0%
 Applied Assignments (2 @ 25%)50.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
TEST AND ASSIGNMENT PROTOCOL The following protocol applies to every course offered by Continuing and Professional Studies. 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the instructor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified date and time. Missed tests, in-class/online activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding Sundays and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. An extension or make-up opportunity may be approved by the instructor at his or her discretion.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication Skills - Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Portfolio
    Notes:  Portfolio and demonstration of skills required for PLAR
  • Other
    Notes:  This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at and is hosted by (Sheridan College) SH-DESN70020.

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
OptionalOtherNo text book required Software Used: SketchUp, Podium Online Resources, Olioboard and YouTube. The software is free and downloadable from the internet. Instructions will be provided in each lesson.

Applicable student group(s): Continuing and Professional Studies (Online Students)
Course Details:

Module 1: Introductuon to Course, Software & Overview (Week 1)

  • Topics include:
    • SketchUp overview and download instructions
    • Podium overview and download instructions
    • Olioboard membership
    • YouTube membership
    • Learning Outcomes Achieved: 1

Module 2: Digital Drawing and Navagation (Weeks 2-4)

  • Topics include:
    • Line, rectangle, circle and arc commands
    • Orbit, zoom and walk navigation tools
    • Understanding x, y, z axis in a digital world environment
    • Learning Outcomes Achieved: 2, 3
    • Assignments: Online tutorials: 2 @ 10%

Module 3: Editing Tools (Week 5-9)

  • Topics include:
    • Move, scale and rotate commands
    • Push-pull and paint bucket
    • Offset and tape measure
    • Follow me command
    • Section plane, dimensions and text
    • Learning Outcomes Achieved: 3, 4, 5
    • Assignments: Online tutorial @ 10%,  Applied Assignment @ 25%

Module 4: Still Images and Animations (Week 10-12)

  • Topics include:
    • Parallel projection
    • Exporting and formatting drawings
    • Creating elevations, camera views and floor plans
    • Exporting line drawings, greyscale or rendered perspectives
    • Saving views and producing drawing animations
    • Learning Outcomes Achieved: 6, 7, 8
    • Assignments: Online Tutorial @ 10%

Module 5: Plug-Ins and Online Importing & Exporting Work (Week 13-14

  • Topics include:
    • Overview of current related software
    • Adding lighting and shadows for photo realism
    • Working with Olioboard and YouTube
    • Learning Outcomes Achieved: 1, 5, 7, 8,
    • Assignments: Online Tutorial @ 10%; Applied Assignment @ 25%

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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