Course Title: Interior Design Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interior Design Studio 1

Credit Points: 24


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 & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Chris Cottrell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2648

Course Coordinator Email: chris.cottrell@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.8.01

Course Coordinator Availability: Wednesday 12:00-2:00pm


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None

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:


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


Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of learning activities.
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.
The range of learning activities will contribute to the building of a diversity of approaches to design practice in a number of different scenarios.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning and research.

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

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/interior-design

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Gwen Scott gwen.scott@rmit.edu.au


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment types may include assignments, projects, and verbal and visual presentations.

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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment