Course Title: Decoration and Design Studio 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Decoration and Design Studio 3

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
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

This course aims to develop your skills and provide experience in the development and resolution of creative design solutions for complex client briefs. The focus is on functional and creative design aspects for multi-use commercial design.

You will explore the relationship between the client and the designer to determine clear objectives and approaches to the design brief. The context and site will form the foundations for the development of your designs

The specification of materials and finishes, furniture, fittings and fixtures is an integral component of the success and resolution of your designs.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Work with industry to develop and promote a globally sustainable practice of good design and decoration with a focus to the future.
  • 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.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of space planning, construction and fit out to select and specify materials furnishings, colour and lighting for interior solutions.
  • Work collaboratively and perform effectively as a member of a creative team with responsibility and accountability for own learning and work.


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

  • Produce plan, section, elevation and perspective drawings for presentation using a range of manual and digital techniques
  • Document, measure and record information that relates to the site of the brief.
  • Produce a set of documentation and detail drawings for a commercial fit-out

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include supervised project work, independent research, 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.

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 learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include a range of activities such as in-class exercises, portfolio, models, presentations and 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