Course Title: Decoration Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Decoration Practice 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1383

City Campus

Undergraduate

320T Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019

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

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses ARCH1382 Decoration Practice 1 before you commence this course.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.  For further information refer to the RMIT Course Requisites Policy.


Course Description

You will develop an appreciation of decoration and design via a research project in collaboration with industry. Work place practice will be observed in real time and will involve mentoring from a practicing professional.

You will explore the business, creative and personal skills required to succeed in the interiors industry. You will design, assemble and refine a concept that demonstrates a range of your design skills and knowledge. You will respond to a brief set by an industry partner, present concepts to industry, and will be provided with feedback.

In this course you will interpret and apply the knowledge and skills required to specify innovative spatial planning and cost effective decorative solutions for interior decoration and design concepts.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.


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.
  • 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.
  • Implement broad knowledge and skills of space planning, construction and fit out to select and specify materials, furnishings, colour and lighting for sustainable interior solutions.
  • 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.


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

  • Demonstrate skills in initiative, enterprise and problem solving in order to recommend suitable decorative solutions.
  • Independently review information to ensure project needs are met.


Overview of Learning Activities

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

This course incorporates a design brief set by an Industry partner who will provide you with feedback during the development and final assessment of the project. This project will focus on the real needs of industry manufacturing requirements and assist in the understanding of how to work with a client.


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 MyRMIT 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’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment may include a range of activities such as in-class exercises, portfolio, models, presentations and individual 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.
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.

Assessment Task 1 Exploring Design Contexts (30%)

This task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Independently review information to ensure project needs are met.

 

Assessment Task 2 Design Concept Presentation (30%)

This task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate skills in initiative, enterprise and problem solving in order to recommend suitable decorative solutions.
  • Independently review information to ensure project needs are met.

 

Assessment Task 3 Final Design Presentation (40%)

This task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate skills in initiative, enterprise and problem solving in order to recommend suitable decorative solutions.
  • Independently review information to ensure project needs are met.

 

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