Course Title: Interpreting Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interpreting Design

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Jennifer Crowley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course the language of the interior designer is explored. You will develop a range of techniques and media for visually communicating and presenting your design concepts and ideas, using appropriate design language. You will identify, analyse and evaluate a range of sources of inspiration for creating individual concepts as a framework for the presentation of your interior design proposals.

Using your analytical and creative thinking skills you will apply design principles and elements and engage with the design process to develop a sound approach to interior design concept and design presentation.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • Apply initiative to work both independently and collaboratively and perform effectively as a member of a creative team with responsibility and accountability for own learning and work.
  • Communicate your ideas and designs through a broad range of technology and presentation techniques to a range of stakeholders including clients and relevant industry practitioners.
  • Engage with contemporary trend in the interior decoration and design industry to investigate related emerging, materials and technologies.

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

  • Analyse and interpret a broad range of sources for creative interior design inspiration.
  • Apply a blend of hand and technology skills to create visual presentations that demonstrate a repertoire of styles and creative reference.
  • Creatively analyse and interpret the design process and related language to organise and communicate your ideas effectively with peers and with industry.
  • Seek and evaluate peer feedback on your interior design presentation and communication skills

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include supervised project work, independent investigation, peer feedback, reflection, site visits, demonstrations, audio visual presentations, online learning (blogs and wiki), studio work and guest presenter demonstrations.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Learning resources will include Audio visual presentations, library references, architectural and interior design websites, interface & activity with the online learning system.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include a range of activities such as in-class exercises, portfolio, models, presentations and individual / group projects.

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.

An assessment charter ( summarizes your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc