Course Title: Professional Interior Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Interior Practice

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1384

City Campus

Undergraduate

320T Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

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

Course Coordinator: Jennifer Crowley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Coordinator Email: design.tafe@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will establish a procedure for working as a professional in the interior design and decoration industry. You will work in teams to produce and evaluate a business proposal for an interior design consultancy. Using established operational small business strategies you will develop goals and objectives in line with industry standards and compliance. Further depth will be established through embedding these procedures into projects throughout the program. A particular focus on social media networking will address the newest techniques in marketing and a strong focus on entrepreneurship which will develop leadership skills.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Respond to a brief providing creative design solutions to meet the needs of the client and address all industry conventions in both hand and digital formats.
  • 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.
  • Work collaboratively and perform effectively as a member of a creative team with responsibility and accountability for own learning and work



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

  • Develop a clear and coherent business plan for a small interior design and decoration consultancy in line with legal requirements.
  • Identify, analyse and evaluate current business systems and to implement amendments to operational procedures.
  • Develop a clear and coherent ePortfolio that clearly communicates your skills as a designer
  • Problem solve to plan, organise and communicate your career goals and objectives clearly and in line with current industry practice
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate current design strengths and your promotion to the wider design community.
  • Explore and interpret the Design community and your role within that community.


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 MyRMIT learning and support material,
 


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, reports 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.
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.

Assessment Task 1 Interior Design Business Model (40%)

This task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Develop a clear and coherent business plan for a small interior design and decoration consultancy in line with legal requirements.
  • Identify, analyse and evaluate current business systems and to implement amendments to operational procedures.


Assessment Task 2
Individual Portfolio (40%)

This task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Develop a clear and coherent ePortfolio that clearly communicates your skills as a designer
  • Problem solve to plan, organise and communicate your career goals and objectives clearly and in line with current industry practice
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate current design strengths and your promotion to the wider design community.


Assessment Task 3
Professional Development (20%)

This task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Explore and interpret the Design community and your role within that community.
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate current design strengths and your promotion to the wider design community.

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