Course Title: Interior Design Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interior Design Studio 1

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1093

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

ARCH1093

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Olivia Hamilton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3494

Course Coordinator Email: olivia.hamilton@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.8.02

Course Coordinator Availability: Available for meetings Monday 1-2pm and Wednesdays from 10-12pm. Please make an appointment by email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to Recognition of prior learning (RPL) in Higher Education.

 


Course Description

This course will expose you to a broad range of Interior Design skills and concepts. You will be encouraged to develop your abilities in the conceptualisation and communication of design ideas. The course will challenge you to expand your theoretical and project-based knowledge in order to speculate and critically evaluate your design thinking.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

• Conceptualize and engage in research through design as part of the creative process to open the potential for new understandings, experimentation and innovation.
• Communicate your ideas and designs verbally, visually and textually through a range of media to your peers as well as professional, academic and public audiences.
• Reflect, analyse, synthesize, critique and evaluate your own work as well that of your peers and apply your knowledge and skills with initiative and insight in professional practice and/or scholarship.
• Engage in research with an enhanced appreciation and understanding of theoretical, environmental, social, historical, cultural and technical contexts in relation to the activity of interior design and be able to engage and extend this knowledge through the practice of design.
• Use technology as an intrinsic part of the design process and have the ability to identify relevant techniques, skills, materials and technologies for specific designs.
• Understand and value your individual abilities and way of working as an interior designer; to initiate independent strategies together with the ability to plan and time manage projects; to develop a personal work ethic based on initiative and self-motivation.


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

1. Engage in creative design practice.
2. Use an investigative approach to design.
3. Be familiar with the structure of project based design work.
4. Communicate design ideas using a variety of representational methods.
5. Present design ideas through formal and informal verbal presentation.
6. Employ essential design conventions in projects.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of learning activities which will contribute to the building of a diversity of approaches to design practice in a number of different scenarios. In-class activities will include lectures, presentations, group and individual tutorials, group discussions, peer-to-peer critiques, student presentations and studio workshops. Other activities may include excursions to exhibitions and site visits.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will identify the learning resources specific to your own interests in conjunction with your tutors. These may include readings, critical study of precedents, and further refinement of the communication, workshop, and other skills that you have acquired in the previous levels of the course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

It is advisable that you have a personal computer of an appropriate specification.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Detailed references and ongoing updated information will be made available to students in the myRMIT Canvas site

References

Detailed references and ongoing updated information will be made available to students in the myRMIT Canvas site


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. The evidence for your learning outcomes will be in the design projects you present through a variety of visual and verbal means.

Assessment 1 - Coursework Submission - Design Exploration - 20%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CLO2, CLO4

Assessment 2 - Presentation and Coursework Submission- Design Investigation - 30%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CLO5

Assessment 3 - Presentation and Coursework Submission - Design Proposition - 40%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5

Assessment 4 - Folio Submission - Folio and Reflective Writing - 10%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CL05

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equity Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.