Course Title: Historical and Theoretical Precedents

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Historical and Theoretical Precedents

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1104

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

ARCH1104

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Olivia Pintos-Lopez

Course Coordinator Phone: 99250475

Course Coordinator Email: olivia.pintos-lopez@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8 level 11 room 17


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course History/Theory 1 ARCH1102 before you commence this course.

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

The course introduces the student to historical and theoretical precedents that have shaped the practice of interior design in the 21st century.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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, 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.
• 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:
• Investigate and critically discuss the value of historical and theoretical precedents in relation to the practice of Interior Design.
• Apply a range of techniques to critically analyse history and theory in relation to Interior Design.
• Compare and contrast the diversity of historical and theoretical contexts relevant to Interior Design.
• Locate and interrogate research material across a range of sources that are of relevance to your work.
• Identify and appraise strategies for the communication of concepts and ideas informed by the history and theory of Interiors.
 


Overview of Learning Activities

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


Overview of Learning Resources

A reader will be provided and available for purchase in the first two weeks of semester.

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 is through class presentations, discussions with the seminar group, site visits, project work, essay writing, and other visual- and text-based work.

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