Course Title: Interior Design Specialisation 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interior Design Specialisation 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1289

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 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Summer2011,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013

ARCH1289

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

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

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1289

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Millie Cattlin

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 1010

Course Coordinator Email: millie.cattlin@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

Interior Design Specialisations encompass a wide spectrum of contemporary interior practices, projects and situations. You will choose from a range of class offerings, each that focus on a specialised aspect of interior design.

Interior Design Specialisations are taught by professional and academic practitioners with a specific design expertise in the course they teach. The classes not only reflect the conventional domains of interior designers, but also encourage you to experiment with and extend the potential of your interior design practice within industry and the academy.

The broad variety of Interior Design Specialisation offerings provides the opportunity to develop your own individual design profile and position yourself in relation to particular areas of interior design practice. Independent and collaborative project work will allow you to undertake research through design; adapt and test ideas; and develop and execute concepts in a project-based environment.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context, projects and placements, and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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

• Work in diverse contexts and be able to identify and address complex design problems with initiative and advanced knowledge to produce innovative interior design 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.
• 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.
• Enter professional practice and/or postgraduate study with the ability and confidence to execute a project and/or piece of research with some independence, to collaborate with others, to contribute new understandings, to listen and continue to learn.


Course Learning Outcomes

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

1. Engage with an advanced or specialised design practice and apply this to a complex project and context in order to create relevant interior design outcomes.
2. Undertake diverse research within a creative design process that contributes to existing practice through experimentation.
3. Select and utilise a variety of communication methods in order to successfully communicate design ideas to relevant audiences.
4. Select and utilise relevant technologies to specific design processes or projects.
5. Effectively contribute to individual and collaborative projects with some initiative and self-motivation.
6. Contribute to a diverse range of design projects in readiness of future professional practice/or postgraduate study.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of teaching and learning activities that are project-based and focused on a particular specialised interior design practice.

You will be encouraged to develop design techniques and processes that can be both digital and physical. These may include development of briefs, strategies, contextual and theoretical research, writing, publication, drawing, model making, drafting, image making, material construction and others that are appropriate.

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.

The integration of work-based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning (WIL), will allow you to solve authentic industry problems or address real issues faced in organisations


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 - Coursework - Design Exploration - 20%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

You will undertake an initial exploration into a domain of specialised interior design utilising research, technology and communication techniques and processes.

Assessment 2 - Coursework - Design Development - 30%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO2, CL03, CLO4, CLO5

Building upon previous explorations you will undertake further design development relevant to a situation, context or domain of practice. The project will allow you to further refine relevant technology and communication techniques and processes.

Assessment 3 - Presentation - Final Project - 50%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CL03, CLO4, CLO6

Your final project will allow you to apply your developed techniques and processes to a complex design project, context or situation.

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.