Course Title: Communication Systems: Digital and Physical processes

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Communication Systems: Digital and Physical processes

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1433

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Leah Heiss

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3494

Course Coordinator Email: leah.heiss@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.11.17

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course Material & Spatial Communication ARCH1432 before you commence this course.

You may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to Recognition of prior learning (RPL) in Higher Education


Course Description

This course exposes you to a range of communication techniques and strategies applicable to contemporary Interior Design practice.

You will explore a range of complementary activities utilising physical and digital media for the production of communication systems and artifacts.

You are required to ballot for one of several Interior Design communications course offerings that are concerned with ‘hands-on’ production as a method of investigating, representing and making interiors.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

• Communicate complex ideas and concepts using drawing, image making, 3 dimensional models and verbal presentation.
• Assemble a range of approaches to effectively communicate the design, production and conceptualisation of interiors.
• Propose and appraise a range of communication techniques and strategies for creative design processes.


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

• Conceptualize and engage in research through design as part of the creative process to open the potential for new understandings, experimentation and innovation.
• Communicate your ideas and designs verbally, visually and textually through a range of media to your peers as well as professional, academic and public audiences.
• Use technology as an intrinsic part of the design process and have the ability to identify relevant techniques, skills, materials and technologies for specific designs.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of learning activities.

In-class activities will focus on making in the medium specific to the course offering. Other activities may include lectures, presentations, group and individual tutorials, group discussions, peer-to-peer critiques, student presentations and studio workshops and laboratories. Other activities may include excursions to exhibitions and site visits.

The range of learning activities will contribute to the building of a diversity of approaches to design practice in a number of different scenarios.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning and research.

It is advisable that you have a personal computer of an appropriate specification.

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/interior-design

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Tristan Badham tristan.badham@rmit.edu.au


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 types may include assignments, projects, and verbal and visual presentations to a panel of assessors.

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.

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment