Course Title: Decoration Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Decoration Practice

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 and apply the knowledge and skills required to analyse a design brief, conduct investigation and generate decoration ideas and concepts to create a visual experience in a defined interior space

You will learn how to select from a variety of interior decoration styles, materials and finishes for surface decoration and to arrange the objects and elements within interior spaces.

Through this knowledge and skills of furnishings and finishes you will be able to recommend interior fit out which includes curtains and window fittings, carpets and textiles used in upholstery, cushions and trimmings, in order to achieve integrated decoration and design solutions to meet a project brief.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • Work with industry to develop and promote a globally sustainable practice of good design and decoration with a focus to the future
  • Engage with contemporary trends in the interior design industry and investigate related emerging and evolving manufacturing technologies and materials.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of current business and professional practices relevant to the design and decoration industry.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of space planning, construction and fit out to select and specify materials, furnishings, colour and lighting for interior solutions.

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

  • Apply knowledge and skills to develop a personal reference folio of ideas, styles, and visual inspiration with an interior styling focus for interior design concepts
  • Problem solve to plan, organise and communicate your design process with related language to deliver desired decoration outcomes and effects
  • Analyse and interpret interior decoration references and resources to effectively communicate your interior decoration and design ideas
  • Create a presentation for complete interior solution of your interior design ideas and concepts

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.

Library references, architectural and interior decoration and design websites, international interior design and decoration papers and magazines, gallery and museum sites and online interface

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, models, reports and individual / group projects. Feedback will be given progressively throughout the course and on all assessment tasks

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