Course Title: Decoration and Design Studio 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Decoration and Design Studio 4

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Sem 2 2015,
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 will focus on a complex design solution for a medium scale, multi-level, multi-purpose space. You will choose between four different project directions relating to commercial or institutional spaces. These directions may include the design for specialist care facilities such as aged care and children’s learning spaces or exhibition spaces, retail spaces and community spaces. Each project will acknowledge a strong social conscience.

You will develop the conceptual premise for one of these environments. Based on the detailed criteria set out by the brief, your design solutions will balance the pragmatic and functional requirements with conceptual and creative underpinnings. Your designs will consider social, cultural, psychological and environmental factors in order to create holistic design experiences.

You will explore and resolve your design solutions from concept through to design development and presentation and finally documentation.

Thorough investigation and exploration are integral components of the design process.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Investigate and apply knowledge of design history, theory and culture to contemporary Interior Design context and practice.
  • 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

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 project site.
  • Produce a full set of documentation and detail drawings for a commercial or institutional space
  • Interpret the appropriate regulations, standards and codes from the Building Code of Australia and the Australian Standards.

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 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, Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia

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