Course Title: Interior Design Studio 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interior Design Studio 4

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1109

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013

ARCH1109

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

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

Course Coordinator: James Carey

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2763

Course Coordinator Email: james.carey@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.02

Course Coordinator Availability: Apointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course Interior Design Studio 3 ARCH1108 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 Design Studio is the main focus of the Interior Design program and provides you with a range of methods for exploring spatial design practice.

At the beginning of each semester a suite of Design Studios are presented which you preference for through a ballot system. This enables you to make key decisions about the directions and design interests you wish to pursue.

The Design Studio requires you to draw from parallel streams and courses in the Program including History and Theory, Communications and Technology, to utilise and apply all relevant techniques, skills, methods and knowledge.

The Design Studios are led by Academic and external practitioners and focus on various sites, questions, contexts, ideas and exploration of Interior Design practice.

Each Design Studio is based on a project that explores a range of ideas, sites, questions, contexts, and explorations to the practice of Interior Design. Each studio uses techniques that enable you to engage in the specific aspects of a studio direction and provide you with a range of technical skills that are particular to the context of the Design Studio.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-results/results/weighted-average-mark--wam-


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.
• 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.


Course Learning Outcomes

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

1. Engage comprehensively with a design project.
2. Engage with a personal work ethic based on initiative and self-motivation.
3. Determine relevant environmental, social and cultural considerations of a design issue and brief.
4. Communicate design ideas in a professional manner.
5. Resolve and detail technical aspects of a specific design project.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of learning activities.
Studio work is regularly critiqued via pin-up presentations and class discussions. Formal presentations of design projects, to a panel of studio tutors, program staff and invited guests, will occur at mid-semester and at the end of the semester.

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

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

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 - Mid Semester Presentation - 30%

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

Assessment 2 - End of Semester Presentation - 60%

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

Assessment 3 - Digital Catalogue - 10%

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.