Course Title: Interior Theory and History: An Introduction

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interior Theory and History: An Introduction

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1102

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

ARCH1102

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Charles O'Loughlin

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact via email

Course Coordinator Email: charles.oloughlin@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.01

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email


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

History/Theory 1 is a first year history and theory lecture program for Interior Design students. It is an introductory course to history and theory in relation to the practice of interior design. It is designed as an introductory course to the overall Interior Design program as well as an introduction to the concept of idea-led interior design.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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

• Conceptualise 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, synthesise, 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.
• 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.


Course Learning Outcomes

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

1. Appreciate the value of critical thinking in relation to the design of interiors.
2. Interpret expanded concepts of the interior and of interiority.
3. Compare and contrast a range of research strategies relevant to interior design.
4. Select and apply communication techniques appropriate to audiences in academic and professional contexts.
5. Plan and time manage your work in response to deadlines.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course is taught through the following learning activities: lectures, group seminars, one-on-one consultations with the tutor, and individual project work.


Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Detailed references, including weekly readings 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

Other Resources

Library Resources
The Library offers extensive resources and study support services for Interior Design students. These include:
• Subject guides tailored to your studies: http://rmit.libguides.com/?b=s
• Help with referencing, planning assignments and study support: https://www.rmit.edu.au/library/study.
• Chat service Ask The Library and online study resources: https://www.rmit.edu.au/library/help/ask-the-library


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 Tasks:

Assessment 1 - Text - Critical Reflection and Draft Bibliography - 20%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CLO4, CLO5

Assessment 2 – Essay - 40%

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

Presentation 3 - Portfolio - Design Response Archive - 40%

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

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.