Course Title: Interpreting Decoration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interpreting Decoration

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
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:

Course Coordinator Location: City campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday to Friday

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will explore the application of colour, lighting, furniture and accessories to further develop your language of decorative styles. Through investigation, experimentation and analysis of colour and lighting theory and furniture and accessories design you will specify appropriate decorative solutions to meet a client brief. With the underpinning knowledge gained you will responsibly apply ideas and concepts that comply with current Legislation, OHS, Australian Standards and Building Regulations. Your technical and creative thinking skills will enable you to document and recommend selections clearly and coherently.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • 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:

  • Identify and analyse contemporary interior lighting, furniture, colour and accessories for decorative styles
  • Problem solve to plan, organise and communicate your design concepts
  • Interpret and present decorative solutions to meet the client brief and industry standards
  • Seek and evaluate feedback on your work and apply where appropriate

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.

Library references, architectural and interior decoration and design websites, international interior design and decoration papers and magazines, gallery and museum sites and the blackboard (myRMIT) interface for support material

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment may include a range of activities such as in-class exercises, portfolio, reports and individual/group projects. Feedback will be given progressively throughout the course and 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