Course Title: Decoration and Design History

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Decoration and Design History

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1377

City Campus

Undergraduate

320T Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Jennifer Crowley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Coordinator Email: aud.ve@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: City campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday to Friday


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will provide you with an overview of interior design and decoration history from ancient times to current day, with a particular focus on Australian interiors and the impact of key genres.

Movements in architecture, art, design, decorative arts, furniture and philosophy are explored as a means to interpreting and applying their relevance to the contemporary practice of the interior designer and decorator.

You will investigate and critically analyse socio-cultural, political, economic and aesthetic considerations and their influences.

You will select a particular area of interest for discussion and reflection through written analytical pieces from periods and movements such as The Classics, The Age of Ornamentation and the Aesthetic Individuals.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • Investigate and adapt knowledge of design history, theory and culture to contemporary interior decoration and design context and practice.
  • Apply initiative to work both independently and collaboratively and perform effectively as a member of a creative team with responsibility and accountability for your own learning and work.


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

  • Explore and appraise the key stylistic periods of interior design.
  • Examine and evaluate the influence of key interior design and decoration periods on contemporary practice
  • In collaboration with a group of your peers develop a convincing argument to put forward a position on a movement or style of interior design
  • Investigate, analyse, and correctly reference a broad range of sources of interior design and decoration genres and styles in digital format.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include supervised project work, audio- visual presentations, independent research and library visits, excursions to galleries, exhibitions and museums, and internet access.


Overview of Learning Resources

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

Audio visual presentations, class notes in digital access format, library references for architectural and interior design and decoration, galleries, exhibitions, museums and internet access.


Overview of Assessment

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

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

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.

 

Assessment Task 1 Writing for Design (20%)

 

This task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Explore and appraise the key stylistic periods of interior design.
  • In collaboration with a group of your peers develop a convincing argument to put forward a position on a movement or style of interior design
  • Investigate, analyse, and correctly reference a broad range of sources of interior design and decoration genres and styles in digital format.

 

Assessment Task 2 Looking through a new Lens (40%)

 

This task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Explore and appraise the key stylistic periods of interior design.
  • In collaboration with a group of your peers develop a convincing argument to put forward a position on a movement or style of interior design
  • Investigate, analyse, and correctly reference a broad range of sources of interior design and decoration genres and styles in digital format.

 

Assessment Task 3 History Uncovered Project (40%)

 

This task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Explore and appraise the key stylistic periods of interior design.
  • In collaboration with a group of your peers develop a convincing argument to put forward a position on a movement or style of interior design
  • Examine and evaluate the influence of key interior design and decoration periods on contemporary practice
  • Investigate, analyse, and correctly reference a broad range of sources of interior design and decoration genres and styles in digital format.

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/assessment-policy