Course Title: Emerging Decoration Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Emerging Decoration Practice

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 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 the focus is on experimental and experiential design for decoration outcomes. You will investigate potential future directions for interior spaces within a sustainable framework using design processes that encourage innovative creation of real and virtual spaces. Working with ideas such as projected decorative solutions, creative uses of fabric and colour and lighting techniques, you will plan and develop contemporary alternative solutions for new and existing interior spaces. You will also investigate response to life style and the changing living space to inform new genres of residential design and decoration. You may work directly into exhibition, residential or public spaces to manifest your design

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

  • Investigate, analyse, and interpret a broad range of sources of cutting edge interior design genres and inspiration using digital technologies.
  • Creatively and critically develop and apply design, manufacture and installation practices to create sustainable interior spaces for the future.
  • Creatively use technologies to experiment with and interpret innovative design and decoration proposals for emerging interior design genres.
  • Seek and evaluate feedback on your innovative interior proposals through display and discussion with peers and with industry.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include supervised project work, demonstrations, audio visual presentations, independent research, discussion, project work, peer feedback, reflection and excursions / site visits.

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, reports, models and individual / group 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