Course Title: Interior Design Specialisation 1
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Interior Design Specialisation 1
Credit Points: 12.00
315H Architecture & Design
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320H Architecture & Urban Design
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Course Coordinator: Caroline Vains
Course Coordinator Phone: 0438663781
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.02
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
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.
Interior Design Specialisations encompasses a wide spectrum of professional and academic learning activities in which interior designers engage. This range of offerings allows you to undertake design projects of a specialised nature in the field of interior design.
Classes operate from a very explicit practice orientated background and are taught by practitioners with a specific design expertise in the course they teach. They not only reflect the conventional domains of interior designers, but also question and extend the potential of the interior design practice within profession and academy through experimentation.
The broad variety of Interior Design Specialisation offerings provides the opportunity to develop your own individual design profile and to position your self in relation to particular areas of interior design practice. Through independent and collaborative project work it 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
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Engage with an advanced or specialised design practice and apply this to a complex project and context in order to create excellent and relevant interior design outcomes.
• Undertake diverse research within a creative design process that contributes to existing practice through experimentation.
• Select and utilise a variety of communication methods in order to successfully communicate design ideas to relevant audiences.
• Select and utilise relevant technologies to specific design processes or projects.
• Effectively contribute to individual and collaborative projects with some initiative and self-motivation.
• Contribute to a diverse range of design projects in readiness of future professional practice/or postgraduate study.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
This course is a designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for BH115 Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours), 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.
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 utilise and 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.
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
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 and may be delivered in a variety of forms including critique panels, audio or video recordings and written reports.
Details on how to submit work and apply for adjustments or special consideration can be found here:
To be assessed all work must be submitted in the specified format by the due time and date.
Design presentations and in class assessment - You must be ready to present your work for assessment at the allocated date and time, late attendance will considered a non-submission of work and will not be assessed.
Other types of assignments such as coursework, folios, essays and the like must be submitted as advised by the due time and date. Late submissions up to 24 hours will be marked to a maximum of 50%. Late submissions beyond 24 hours will not be assessed.
Physical Submissions - If the it is specified that your assignment must be submitted physically it should be submitted directly to your tutor or coordinator at the specified time and date.
Digital submissions - If no time is specified 11:59pm is considered the deadline for digital submissions. File sizes must be of a suitable size for easy exchange. If because of a technical error you are unable to upload submissions to the designated digital platform you must email your submission to the course coordinator and tutor before the due time and date.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. These include:
Equitable Assessment Arrangements.
Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provides support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. By registering with the ELS it may be possible to negotiate support for learning or variations to assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment on time, by circumstances outside your control, RMIT provides a number of adjustments to assessment.
Extensions of time for submission of work - You may apply in advance for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days. Completed applications and supporting evidence must be emailed to the course coordinator at least one working day before the assessment deadline:
Special consideration - For all other unexpected circumstances you can apply for special consideration – if approved, you may be granted an assessment adjustment. Applications are made online:
The student must inform both course coordinator and tutor by email of any intended or approved adjustments to assessment, this includes variation to submission dates and notification that work has been submitted. This excludes confidential information provided to ELS or applications of special consideration.
Extensions of time and special consideration are made available by the University on the understanding that students will use them sparingly and only in cases of proven genuine need.
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: