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INTD 1370 - Design History 1

Interior Design Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course will cover the history of design from ancient Egypt to the late 19th century. Illustrated lectures, discussions, class projects, and assignments will introduce the students to various historic periods and styles of design, with a focus on Western Civilization. Architecture, furniture, painting, and various other art forms and applied arts will be discussed.


COMM 1120 and 65% in INTD 1100



This course was retired after the Fall 2019 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify similarities and differences in various historic periods.
  • Recognize the similarities and differences between various styles in terms of architecture, furniture, and art
  • Explain the various stylistic architectural building components and their relationship to furniture and interiors.
  • Recognize the historical, social, and economic drivers which influenced motifs, concepts and components of architecture, furniture and interiors.
  • Identify the components of furniture, using terminology of architectural derivatives.
  • Apply their knowledge of the elements and principles of design to differentiate historic periods in furniture.

Effective as of Fall 2015

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