Interior Finishes
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  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 2014
Prerequisites: (DESN70022)
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Visual Design Interior Decorat
Program Coordinator(s): Tba
Course Leader or Contact: Tba
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course may be offered in multiple formats including face-to- face, hybrid, or online.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students are introduced to the selection, specification and installation of interior finishes for residential decorating projects. Students learn to choose materials for the specification of walls, floors and ceilings in a residential interior environment. Studies include the manufacturing, sustainability, application, finishes properties, durability and maintenance programs of each material. Students learn through a variety of activities, such as guest speakers, interactive lectures, in-class activities and video tutorials, to assist them in gaining current and relevant material knowledge specific to the decorating industry.

Program Context

Visual Design Interior Decorat Program Coordinator: Tba
This is a required course in the Visual Communication- Interior Decorating Sheridan Certificate Program offered through the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies and is recognized by CDECA Canadian Decorators Association.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

 Course Critical Performance & Learning Outcomes

Critical Performance 
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the 
ability to create a plan for specific ceiling, floor , and wall 
material finishes for any given residential interior  which accounts 
for aesthetic, sustainability, budgetary and building code 

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

1. Identify materials and finishes for a given residential 
2. Research product characteristics, including manufacturing, 
sustainability, application and durability.
3. Explain visual characteristics of a material including texture, 
pattern as well as visual and tactile textural properties.
4. Write detailed specifications for a given residential decorating 
5. Specify materials that unify and/or harmonize with other project 
finishes and combine materials effectively to create a mood.
6. Utilize materials in a given residential space to create spatial 
7. Select finishes to meet the given performance requirements for any 
given space.
8. Analyze building code requirements, including fire and water 
performance for a variety of finishes and materials.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Assignments                3 x 15%          45%
Test                                        15%
In-Class Exercises         2 x 5%           10%
Final Research Project                      30%
Total:                                     100%
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  Communication   Critical Thinking & Problem Solving   Interpersonal
  Numeracy   Information Management   Personal

Notes: N/A

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):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR
  X X    

Notes:  Both an interview and a portfolio are required

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.
Effective term: Fall 2014
Professor: Multiple Professors
No required text

Applicable student group(s): Interior Decorating Students in the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies
Course Details:
Module 1: Wall Finishes 

Paint and Gypsum
Natural Stone
Synthetic Materials

Learning Activities(s): Lecture Review, Video Viewing
Assessments: 	In-Class Exercise 5% 
Assignment 15%

Module 2: Flooring Finishes 

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Natural Stone
Other Natural Flooring Options
Synthetic Materials

Learning Activities: Lecture Review, Video Viewing, Group       
Discussions, Guest Speaker 
Assessment(s):	In-Class Exercise 5%
Assignment 15%

Module 3: Ceiling Finishes
Stucco and Paint
Synthetic Materials

Learning Activities: Lecture Review, Video Viewing , Group Discussions
Assessment: Assignment 15% 

Module 4: Specifications
Preparing a Specifications Document
Working with Suppliers and Manufacturers

Learning Activities: Lecture Review, Video Viewing, Group Discussions
Assessment: 	Final Project 30% 

Module 5: Visual Harmony and Spatial Illusions
Combining Patterns and Textures
Residential Visual Harmony 
Reflecting and Absorbing Materials
Using materials to create spatial illusions

Learning Activities: Lecture Review, Video Viewing, Group Discussions
Assessment(s):Test 15% and Final Project Presentation

Sheridan Policies

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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.

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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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