Appalachian State University


INT 2001 Visual Literacy III, Sections 101 , Fall 2012


Instructor: Peter Paglen 828.333.4170



 The development of perspective rendering techniques of interiors using various media and formats. For interior design majors, 3 credits 2 studios each week.



Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Draw an interior using a mechanical perspective drafting technique. 2. Render an interior drawing using various media to delineate materials and textures in the interior. 3. Understand and be able to sketch in perspective interior concepts.  4. Use techniques for presentation and exhibition of drawings. 5. Gain a general understanding of 3d computer modeling and computer photo programs. 6. Demonstrate Professionalism.



 Lecture, discussion, demonstrations, lab projects, critiques and research.



Color Drawing, by Michael E. Doyle



 All projects must be adequately completed to receive a passing grade. If any project is missing a failing grade will be given for that project. If a project is late it will be graded with one full grade lower for everyday late. Example A=B B=C


1.      Exams: There will be one practical exam mid semester for competency in mechanical perspective techniques this exam will be worth 25 percent of the final grade.


  1. 1st half semester projects will be weekly and related to the skills demonstrated in the presentation or lecture. These weekly projects will be graded and averaged to obtain 25 percent of the final grade. Eight mechanical perspectives  will be worked on in class either on Tuesday or Thursday depending on the semester schedule the student is expected to do them at their own pace but with efficiency and in a timely manner. These perspectives will not be graded, but all must be completed in class and approved by me before student continues to the next perspective.


2a. All homework will be graded, no matter how simple or difficult. All homework is to be completed “before” coming to class. All homework should be presented in a professional manner. This course is structured in a studio format. Projects are designed to provide you with the opportunity to practice your learned skills and to experiment with materials and techniques


3.   2nd half of the semester there will be three major projects each project will cover four classes. First project will be a domestic interior, second project will be a commercial interior, the third project is student choice. The first two projects will be worth 12.5 percent of the final grade the third project will be worth 25 percent of the final grade.


3a. Evaluation of performance: Each project will receive three grades at critiques, one for perspective accuracy, one for material & texture delineation, and one for effort and on time completion of project. Late Projects/home work will receive a grade of no more then "C" on the following class. Late projects/home work will not be excepted after one scheduled class has past.  



Two absences are permitted, one during the first half of the semester one the second half of the semester. “Each” further absence may result in a final grade reduction of one half of a grade.  To have an absence classified as excused, notify me before or during the absence and you must submit a written rational with substantiating evidence to me upon return to class. Regardless of absences, the student is “required” to turn in all assignments when due and obtain the missed information from classmates. It is the student’s responsibility to sign-in at the beginning of each class.




First half of semester

Tuesday classes will consist of rendering/drawing techniques of materials and textures using pencils, color pencils, color markers. Introduction to computer photo programs


Thursday classes will consist of mechanical perspective drafting techniques consisting of 8 provided blocks to draft, each getting progressively more difficult. Introduction to computer 3d modeling programs.


Second half of Semester 

There will be three interior rendering projects. The students will be working in class and on their own to complete them, approximately three weeks per project. The interiors will be student’s choice and design, each one being a different type of interior such as residential, commercial, and industrial.


Each finished project will be matted and mounted by the student for critique presentation


End of semester portfolio review 

There will be a final review of students’ entire work to from this class. They will prepare and presented all projects in a professional manner ready for possible job interview.


CIDA Standards for INT 2001 (effective Fall 2011)

Standard 4. Design Process:

Students are able to: d) demonstrate creative thinking and originality through presentation of a variety of ideas, approaches, and concepts.

The interior design program includes: g) opportunities for innovation and creative thinking.

Standard 6. Communication

a) Students apply a variety of communication techniques and technologies appropriate to a range of purposes and audiences.

Students are able to:

c) use sketches as a design and communication tool (ideation drawings).



Special Needs/Accommodations

“Appalachian State University is committed to making reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented qualifying disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Those seeking accommodations based on a substantially limiting disability must contact and register with The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at <> or 828-262-3056. Once registration is complete, individuals will meet with ODS staff to discuss eligibility and appropriate accommodations."


Academic Integrity


Honesty in academic pursuits is an important part of the university ethic, as it is in professional life. Failing to give due credit for work done by others, cheating on exams, and plagiarism are all examples of violations of the ASU Academic Integrity Code. Students who are found to be in violation of the Code are subject to reduced or failing grades on the assignment or the course. The Academic Integrity Code can be found at: . Click on “Academic Integrity Code” and follow the links to the document.


Consumables Charges


Students completing lab activities in this course will be assessed a consumables charge of approximately $dollars, based on materials used. This charge will be applied to your student account at the end of the semester. If you prefer, you have the option of purchasing the necessary materials from a source outside the department, but in some cases these are specialized materials only available from selected vendors.


Design Program Student Policy 2008-2009

Following is the Interior Design Program Student Policy. The policy applies to

all internal spaces [studios, resource library, lecture rooms and other support spaces] and

external spaces [field trips, etc] and to

ALL conduct while representing Appalachian State University’s Interior Design Program.


1] Each student in an interior design studio course will be assigned studio room. Access to that room is a privilege and may

be revoked at any time for misuse. If you are the last one out, it is your responsibility to shut the windows, turn off all lights

[including the A/V projector which has a very expensive lamp], and make sure the door is locked when you leave. Failure

to do so has cost the program valuable dollars in the past and will result in a loss of access for everyone. Access to the

upper-level studio [49] is at the discretion of the inhabitants of that room and no student who is not enrolled in a class in

that room shall be left in the room alone. At no time shall the key codes be given to a student who does not have a course

in that specific room.

2] Each student in an interior design studio course will be assigned a table for the semester and will use the same table for

each class period. You will be sharing your table with students from other courses and sections. You are responsible for

the care of the table you are assigned. Before leaving the studio, make sure your table is clean and cleared of all trash.

Use the available cleaner or water to clean the table and always use a brush to remove eraser dust.

3] When furniture is rearranged to accommodate critiques, discussions or lectures, be sure to return items to their original

locations upon the completion of that time [do not leave this burden on your teacher, they have better things to do].

4] Samples/resources should be returned to the resource room or appropriate location from which they were retrieved. Do

not “cut” in books labeled with the No Cuts symbol. When in doubt, Don’t Cut! Pick up after yourself in the resource

room. The librarians are not your maids and your teachers are not your mother. Lack of respect for the resource room will

result in limited access to the room and its resources.

5] Utilize in-studio reference materials only in-studio. Others can't use them if they're not in the studio. Do not remove

magazines from the studio and absolutely never cut from the magazines. Scanners are located in each studio for this

purpose. When finished with the material [before exiting the room] return the material to its proper location.

6] Food is not allowed in the studio or lecture rooms during class periods [your teacher is hungry too]. Please arrange to eat

before or after class.

7] “Leave no Trace.” Clean up after yourself! No one wants to work in a messy studio. This is especially important after

hours so that morning classes have clean rooms. During open studio time and weekends, please dispose of your soft

drink containers and trash. Take pizza boxes out of the building and place them in the dumpster when you leave. All other

materials left in the room will be thrown out. Do not leave your materials in the studio, especially not on the workstations—

it will be thrown away. Please recycle bottles, cans and paper.

8] Cell phones [including text messaging], beepers, blackberries, palms, etc. are not allowed to be “ON” while in interior

design courses. Please turn off all devices upon entering a course. We all have them and can do without them for a few

minutes. If you are expecting an exceptionally important phone call, please make arrangements with your instructor

regarding the call. Additionally, if you are seated at a computer station and the instructor is lecturing and the class is not

currently using the computers, do not type and use the computer. This is distracting, is disrespectful and is considered

disruptive behavior and will result in your instructor asking you to leave the room and will count as a tardy or absence.

Additionally, sleeping during class will count as a tardy or absence.

9] Vandalism will not be tolerated. Damaging school/program property is vandalism.

Be sure to cover the entire surface of the drafting table with your own chipboard or layers of craft paper before, and while,

using markers or felt tip pens.

Do not cut on drafting boards/tables. When cutting with a mat or utility knife, use only designated cutting boards [found in

the resource library or use your own self-healing cutting board]. The program has spent hundreds of dollars to provide

board covers and several have been ruined with markers and knives soon after their installation. Your program has better

things to spend money on than the vandalized property.

Please respect the parallel bars and leave the screw portions attached otherwise the remaining bars will be removed.

Disrespect of the parallel bars has forced the program to discontinue maintenance [again, your program has better things

to spend our money on than vandalized property], therefore students must own and use their own t-squares.

Do not spray adhesive, spray paints, fixatives or other volatile or odor producing materials in the building, unless you are in

a designated spray booth [two locations—model shop or wood shop] or please exit and move an appropriate distance from

the building to use spray adhesive [in the grassy areas only]. School property includes the stairs and dock and other such

building materials on the outside of the building, Do not spray in these areas. Remember that spray mount has a

significant amount of overspray and protect surrounding areas accordingly. Spray mount on school/program property is

vandalism [this includes spraying inside a lined trash can due to holes in the bag and overspray]. A student recently spray

mounted a table in a nearby classroom and our program has lost privileges to use that room—your actions have

implications on the program!

If you are caught vandalizing school/program property, you may be asked by a faculty member, staff or peer for your

student identification. The requesting party will note your name and student ID and submit that to the Interior Design

Program Coordinator in order to take action.

Interior Design Program Student Policy 2008-2009 — page 2


1] All students are to conduct themselves within our profession’s code of ethics and Appalachian State

University’s Academic Integrity Code found at:


2] Students shall be respectful of the faculty and their fellow students at all times. Therefore, individual

discussions during lecture and other disruptions are discouraged. Students who disrupt the classroom will be

asked to leave and will be recorded as absent from the class period.

3] All students shall look for posted program announcements in Katherine Harper Hall, in particular for Group

Advising each semester. All students must attend a mandatory Group Advising session.

4] All students participating in field trips shall ride the bus or organized ASU transportation to and from the event.

5] All students shall dress professionally and appropriately [i.e. your torso shall be covered at all times, no

exposed sleeveless shirts, no flip flops, etc…] for interior design critiques and all outside events and interaction

with professionals [including interviews, internships, client meetings, field trips, conferences, markets, and other

events]. If you don’t know what is “appropriate”, error on the side of caution and/or ask a professor.

6] Students shall not produce materials, post videos or information on the internet that uses the program name or

any representation of the program unless the student has received approval by the program Coordinator.

7] Students are responsible for requesting a logical course sequence and schedule as documented in the

university catalog. It is not the responsibility of the faculty to ensure that students are following an approved

sequence. Be particularly careful to investigate prerequisites for the INT courses and double-check your


8] Students are responsible for all requirements leading to required portfolio reviews. This includes applying for

participation in the portfolio review.

9] Students are responsible for finding an internship opportunity, submitting their complete internship proposal in

timely manner [in accordance with the semester’s deadlines] a minimum of two weeks prior to the intended

start date for program approval. The proposal process is the responsibility of the student. Do not commit to a

firm until your proposal has been approved by the Coordinator. Additionally, students are responsible for all

required reports and information associated with the internship. The program does not provide placement,

however if you discuss your geographic, project and focus type with instructors they may have suggestions and

connections for the student. Professional attire is required during all times with the internship. The internship

agreement is not a guarantee of employment during the duration of the period. Interns will be treated by a

company as an employee and can be terminated under the same conditions or breech of contract as a full-time

employee. If an intern is terminated, you must immediately notify the Coordinator.

10] All faculty to student correspondence will be directed to the student’s “” account only. Individual

accounts will not be accommodated. It is your responsibility to check your App State email account for faculty

messages, read the messages and take action [if applicable].

The program and its resources are your program and its resources. Please take care of the resources. If you see

any abuse or theft of the resources, please notify instructors immediately.

COURSE # and Title

Interior Design Program Student Policy 2008-2009

By signing this form, I acknowledge that I have read and received the Interior Design Student Policies 2008-2009 and agree to

abide by all program policies. All students must read, receive and abide by the Interior

Academic Integrity Code

  1. Introduction
  2. Appalachian State University’s Academic Integrity Code is designed to create an atmosphere of trust, respect, fairness, honesty, and responsibility. The Academic Integrity Code outlines “user-friendly” procedures and mechanisms for resolving alleged violations of academic integrity. The Academic Integrity Code is the result of cooperation among Appalachian’s faculty, students, and administrators, and promotes a campus dialogue about academic integrity. All members of the Appalachian State University community are responsible for promoting an ethical learning environment.
  3. The Academic Integrity Code
  4. Students attending Appalachian State University agree to abide by the following Code:

Students shall agree to abide by the Academic Integrity Code when submitting the admission application.

Printable PDF of the Complete Academic Code

Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services recommends including the following text on course syllabi and course web sites:

 "Appalachian State University is committed to making reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented qualifying disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you have a disability and may need reasonable accommodations in order to have equal access to the University’s courses, programs and activities, please contact the Office of Disability Services (828.262.3056 or registration is complete, individuals will meet with ODS staff to discuss eligibility and appropriate accommodations."

Attendance Policy

5.5 Student Absences From Class

5.5.1 General Attendance Policy It is the policy of Appalachian State University that class attendance is an important part of a student's educational experience. Students are expected to attend every meeting of their classes and are responsible for class attendance. Since attendance policies vary from professor to professor, students should refer to the course syllabus for detailed information. Regardless of what reasons there may be for absence, students are accountable for all academic activities, and faculty may require special work or tests to make up for the missed class or classes.

In addition, faculty members are required to make reasonable accommodations for students requesting to miss class due to the observance of religious holidays. All ASU students are allowed a minimum of two absences per year for religious observances. Up to two absences for such observances will be excused, without penalty to the student, provided that the student has informed the instructor in the manner specified in the syllabus. Notice must be given by the student to the instructor before the absence occurs and no later than three weeks after the start of the semester in which the absence(s) will occur. Arrangements will be made to make up work missed by these religious observances, without penalty to the student. For the purposes of this policy, ASU defines the term “religious observance” to include religious holidays, holy days, or similar observances associated with a student’s faith that require absence from class. Faculty, at their discretion, may include class attendance as a criterion in determining a student's final grade in the course. On the first day of class, faculty must inform students of their class attendance policy and the effect of that policy on their final grade; both policies must be clearly stated in the class syllabus.

A student who does not attend a class during one of its first two meetings may, at the discretion of the academic department, lose her or his seat in that class. Further, if a class meets only one time per week - e.g., a laboratory or an evening class - the student must attend the FIRST meeting of that class or risk losing her or his seat. A syllabus is to be prepared for each course and distributed at the first of the semester. The syllabus should include the following: an explanation of course goals and objectives, the name of the text and any other materials required of each student, the instructor's office hours, an explanation of how the grade is to be determined, and an explanation of any additional reading, papers, projects and examination which the instructor expects to give or assign. Syllabi for courses taught in the present and previous semester should be on file in the departmental offices and should be made available to students who request them. These syllabi would indicate the structure of courses as they are being or have been taught. If a student does not regularly attend an audited course, the instructor may request an administrative withdrawal grade to be assigned. The instructor should provide documentation to the Registrar’s Office with the recommendation. The Student Health Services DOES NOT write medical excuses for students who miss a class for illness or injury. However, faculty may call Student Health Services at 262-3100 to verify the day and time the student was seen. The nature of the student’s illness or problem will not be divulged unless the student has signed the appropriate release of medical information. Classes prior to a University break or a state holiday end with the student’s last meeting time for the day preceding the break or holiday.

5.5.2 Attendance Policy Relating to Participation in University-Sponsored Activities: As an integral part of the academic program at Appalachian State University, the University sponsors and otherwise supports co-curricular programs, athletic programs, and other out-of-class activities such as field trips. Participation in such activities occasionally requires a student to miss one or more class meetings. A student who expects to miss one or more class meetings because of participation in a University-sponsored activity has several responsibilities: the student (in person) will notify the instructor in advance of any absence; the student is expected to complete all work missed by making up the work in advance or by completing any compensatory assignment that may be required by the instructor; the student is expected to maintain satisfactory progress in the course; and the student (otherwise) is expected to maintain satisfactory attendance in the class if so required. In the event that a student anticipates that participation in a University-sponsored activity will require missing more than 10% of the class meetings, the student is required to discuss this matter with her or his instructor at the beginning of the semester and may be advised to drop the course. If the above responsibilities are met, it is expected that the instructor will excuse the absence and permit the student to make up missed work in whatever manner the instructor deems appropriate.

5.5.3 Emergency Absences

When a student is OUT OF TOWN and unable to return to campus due to hospitalization, death in the family, or other extenuating circumstances, the student or the student’s parents may contact the Office of Student Development to request that professors be notified as to the reason for the absence. This notification is conveyed to the appropriate departmental office as a matter of information only and does not serve as an official excuse for class absence. Only individual faculty members make this determination, and documentation may be requested by the faculty members. The Office of Student Development does not provide this service when notification is received AFTER the absence has occurred. Also, if a student is IN TOWN, that student is responsible for notifying the individual faculty members that she/he will be missing class.

Printable PDF of the Attendance Policy (PDF)

Statement on Student Engagement with Courses

The following statement has been approved by the Faculty Senate and the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee.

In its mission statement, Appalachian State University aims at “providing undergraduate students a rigorous liberal education that emphasizes transferable skills and preparation for professional careers” as well as “maintaining a faculty whose members serve as excellent teachers and scholarly mentors for their students.” Such rigor means that the foremost activity of Appalachian students is an intense engagement with their courses. In practical terms, students should expect to spend two to three hours of studying for every hour of class time. Hence, a fifteen hour academic load might reasonably require between 30 and 45 hours per week of out-of-class work.

Printable PDF of the Statement on Student Engagement with Courses (PDF)


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