Course Title: Decoration and Design Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Decoration and Design Studio 1

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
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 you will explore the creative process using an experimental approach to 3D forms. You will develop a range of creative thinking techniques that encourage an individual journey of challenge and reflection. You will employ a range of media, theories and materials to produce concept prototypes including 3D models. Through your production and reflection you will develop knowledge of spatial relationships, with a strong focus on the sustainability of your designs. Your main focus for this course will be to produce a 3D model of a residential interior project that is innovative and meets client needs.

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
  • Create design solutions to meet the needs of the client and address all industry conventions in both manual and digital formats in response to a design brief

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

  • Creatively and critically design and develop 3D designs and models
  • Adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to solve specific design problems for interior solutions
  • Experiment with a range of ideas through 3D model making and practical design exercise
  • Redesign and communicate revised design with a clear and cohesive presentation

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, guest presenter demonstrations

Overview of Learning Resources

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

Audio visual presentations, library references, architectural and interior design websites, interface & activity via learning and support material, Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia.

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 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 ( summarises 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