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Freshie GuIDe UP Diliman College of Home Economics AY 2013 – 2014 Brought to you by: Aleeza Yao, ID Representative CHE Student Council

Get to know your

Student Council AY 2013 – 2014

Chairperson Vice Chairperson CHE Representative

Maxine Camela “Max” Sta. Maria Caleb Joshua “CJ” Chingcuanco Anna Alexa Nacional

CN Representative CT Representative FLCD Representative FT Representative HE Representative HRIM Representative ID Representative

Mary Aguidene Ramos Michael Scott “D” Ostique Erickson Maclid Odina Lorraine Fungo Ina Hipolito Dorothy Gail “Dottie” Aguilar Christelle Aleeza Yao

The Five Departments in CHE Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design Department of Family Life and Child Development Department of Food Science and Nutrition Department of Home Economics Education Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management

Department of

Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design The Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design (CTID), formerly known as the Department of Clothing, Textiles and Related Arts (CTRA), started off as one of the four departments established under the College of Home Economics (CHE) in 1961. Like the other departments in the College, the CTID Department is involved in instruction, research and extension. Likewise, its academic programs center on the basic needs of families, specifically on clothing and interior space.

Bachelor of Science in

Interior Design


Instituted in 1973, the BS Interior Design, formerly titled, Bachelor of Interior Design (BID), is a joint program between CHE and the College of Architecture. It provides a broad general education and specialization in interior design. Specifically, in includes courses in design, history of art, furniture construction, soft furnishings, aesthetics, socio-economic, cultural and environmental aspects of daily living in shaping and treating space to meet the needs of individuals, families and institutions.

Bachelor of Science in

Interior Design


The program trains and prepares its students to qualify for the licensure examination for interior designers. BSID graduates qualify for positions such as junior project designer in interior design, architectural and furniture firms; as product designer, visual merchandiser, display artist, movie or TV production designer; events planner, stylist for interior design magazines and entrepreneur for interior accessories.

Master in

Interior Design


The MID program, initially offered in 1996, is designed to upgrade the competencies in the teaching of Interior Design at the tertiary level. Being the only master’s degree in interior design in the country, it likewise provides advance training in interior design for practitioners in terms of strengthening their skills in research and creative work. It also addresses the requirement of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) pertaining to interior design educators obtaining a master’s degree.

Talk the Talk – ID Lingo

Alon • Short for Alonso Hall, named after Teodora Alonso • the main building of the College of Home Economics

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Block Lettering • a uniform type of writing which will be taught in your major classes • must be used when writing

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Cham-pective • slang for chamba + perspective • an unmeasured, not to scale drawing, which relies on your own sense of proportion and scale

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CRS • Computerized Registration System

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Draft • to draw mechanically, using tools like the T-square, triangles, scaled rulers, etc.

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Esquisse • a drawing, rendering, or model-making exam • like a plate, except on an exam-level

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Line Drawing • an outline drawing without colors and shadows

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• a drawing which showcases a particular view of a space (usually an interior) • may be either scaled or in “cham-pective”

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Plates • a drawings, renderings, or models • the reason why ID students get little sleep

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• to make a line drawing realistic by adding shadows, textures, and depth; not necessarily colored, may be black and white • may be done with a variety of media such as pencil, pen & ink, colored pencils, markers, watercolor, watercolor pencils, etc.

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Scaled Model • a measured model with proper dimensions and complete with details

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Sketch Model • a rough model used to show general shapes or forms

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• refers to models with portions (such as walls, roofs, or ceilings) which can be removed during presentation to show the inside

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• stands for “to be announced” • often used for classroom venues which have not yet been arranged

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Title Block

• the specific format would be given by the professor; different professors may have different formats

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White Model

• a model, whether sketch or scaled, that has no colors • may show different textures, but completely white

Drafting Materials Drafting Table / Board A drafting table / a drafting board is basically the flat surface wherein you will draft. It should have a straight side where the t-square can slide freely and accurately. There are many different sizes to choose from. While the smaller ones may be cheaper, it’ll be a lot better to buy the bigger ones. At least those in which 20 x 30� paper can fit.

Drafting Materials T-square

A t-square is perhaps the most basic drafting tool you will ever need. It allows you to draw perfectly straight and parallel lines. There is a wide variety of types to choose from. There are long ones (90cm) and shorter ones (60cm). Take note that it is always advantageous to get the longer one, since there would be times that you would be drawing on paper that is 20 x 30 INCHES big.

Drafting Materials Triangles

Triangles are usually bought in pairs, and are another basic drafting tool. The two basic triangles that you absolutely must have are the 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 degree triangles. Say goodbye to the days when you used a ruler! From now on, it will be all about the tsquares and triangles. Remember, a bigger triangle will prove to be more useful in the long run.

Drafting Materials Ruler

The ruler isn’t exactly absolutely needed for drafting when you already have your triangles. However, it is still sometimes useful to get a straightedge like this one, and you can also use it to measure in inches and centimeters (if your triangles only have the inches or the centimeter measurements).

Drafting Materials Scaled Ruler

A scaled ruler is basically a tool in order for you to determine the length of a meter when it is scaled down (you’ll understand this more in class). It comes in different forms (a triangular scale and a fan scale). When buying scaled rulers, be sure to buy the METRIC one, unless your professor specified otherwise.

Drafting Materials Circular Template

A circular template is basically a piece of plastic with several circular cutouts. These circles range in size and will be very useful when drafting. It’s a more convenient method of drawing perfect circles than using the compass. It would also be advantageous to have a template of very large circles as you would never know when you’d need them.

Drafting Materials Ellipse Template

Much like the circular template, the ellipse template provides an easy way of drawing perfect ellipses. It will be quite useful especially when labeling the floor plans and reflected ceiling plans (you’ll learn how to draw these soon enough.

Drafting Materials French Curve

French curves are a set of plastic sheets that have curved edges. Imagine an irregularly-shaped ruler. These are not absolute essentials when drafting, so it’s better to consult your professor for each class to see if you actually need it.

Drafting Materials Protractor

We’ve all encountered this basic tool in high school and maybe elementary. Well, you’ll be needing more of this half-circular tool here in Interior Design. It helps you measure angles, draw arcs, etc.

Drafting Materials Compass

A compass is a two-pointed tool that has a needle on one end and a pencil or pen tip on the other. It is particularly useful in drawing circles, arcs, or other curves. One advantage of using the compass over a circular template is that you’d have more freedom in adjusting the size of the circle you wish to create.

Drafting Materials Furniture Template

It is no secret that interior designers will definitely have to draw floor plans and furniture layouts. These are basically the top view of a room. Having a furniture template will be highly useful when making drawings like these, as you’d simply have to position the template over the paper then trace over it. Then TADA! The top view of a furniture piece, as simple as that. Of course, getting a furniture template is not compulsory and you can always draw furniture pieces using your regular t-square and triangles.

Drafting Materials Masking / Magic Tape

When making technical drawings, it is always important to properly secure your paper onto the drafting board / table. To do this without damaging the paper afterwards, using a masking tape or a magic tape is highly advisable.

Drafting Materials Cartolina

A clean piece of cartolina is usually used as an under sheet when drafting. This is to maintain the cleanliness of the paper you are going to submit, as well as make sure that slight inconsistencies on the table (such as scratches or dents) will not affect the quality of the lines you draw. This cartolina is first secured onto the board / table using masking or magic tapes, then the drawing paper is secured on top of this.

Drafting Materials Eraser and Erasing Shield

We all now what an eraser is and what it used for. Find an eraser you like and are comfortable with, then buy a few extras of it! On the other hand, an erasing shield is a small sheet of thin metal, which has several small cutouts on it. The purpose of this is to guide you in erasing, when you need to erase only one thin line or one tiny dot and there are a lot of other lines and dots around it that you wouldn’t want to accidentally erase.

Drafting Materials Pencils and Pens

You will now need more than just one type of pencil. There are a number of different pencil weights, and it’s important to have different kinds. There are pencils that are very light, and pencils that are very dark. You could ask your Arch 1 and Arch 2 professor to know which specific one you’d need. Same goes for the pens. There different line thicknesses that could be drawn, depending on the size of the point of the pen.

Rendering Tools Watercolor Preferred brand*:


*based on survey conducted among upper classmen

Rendering Tools Watercolor Pencils Preferred brands*:

Faber Castell Derwent

*based on survey conducted among upper classmen

Rendering Tools Markers Preferred brands*:

Kurecolor Tria Markers

*based on survey conducted among upper classmen

Rendering Tools Colored Pencils Preferred brands*:

Faber Castell Colleen

*based on survey conducted among upper classmen

Rendering Tools Soft Pastels and Kneaded Eraser Preferred brand*:

Mungyo (Soft Pastels)

*based on survey conducted among upper classmen

Model-making Materials • Cutting mat • Cutter • Scissors • Metal ruler (because you shouldn’t be using a plastic ruler or triangle against a sharp cutter)

• Glue • Mighty bond • Double sided tape

Featured ID Profs! Dr. Adalaida V. Mayo – –

29 years of teaching in UP Greatest Achievement: Having been privileged to lead the UP College of Home Economics as Dean from 2009 – 2012 covering the 50th Foundation of the CHE and 100th Death Centenary of Teodora Alonso Fun fact: As part of the UP’s advocacy against the Budget Cut, I joined UP students and the UP President’s wife ramp as a model at Palma Hall’s steps in a fashion show titled “Budget Couture”. I also played / performed as Lady Gaga and Madonna respectively in two consecutive Hagikhikan in UP’s Faculty Follies during Chancellor Cao’s term.

Featured ID Profs!

“I enjoin all ID students to take on the challenge of bringing in new ideas. Innovate while keeping the spirit of social responsibility. Be inspired even when tasks become stressful. Remember that as long as you find fulfillment in what you do, you’ll know you are in the right place and discipline.” – Dr. Mayo

Featured ID Profs! Asst. Prof. Johanna Victoria A. Faustino – –

12 years of teaching in UP Greatest Achievement: Nothing that I have achieved is on my own, as I attribute all my successes to Almighty God. My greatest achievement lies in realizing at an early age who I am, what I want to be, and what my purpose in life is. Fun Fact: I love to read, to watch movies, and play with my kids.

Featured ID Profs!

“Aim for purpose, and not for happiness. Take the opportunity to know yourself and see your potentials for growth and success. College life has many facets. Make it an experience worth remembering and enjoying. Search where your passion lies and never quit, no matter how difficult, to reach your dreams one step at a time.� -- Asst. Prof. Faustino


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A guide for BS ID freshmen (AY 2013-2014) inclusive of background about the department and the degree program, a list of materials needed fo...