MC275 - Master of Interior Design

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Plan: MC275 - Master of Interior Design
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

The Master of Interior Design will provide you with a diverse range of learning experiences. These experiences will combine self-directed research, learning through designing, doing/making, analysis, reflection, discussion, with peer and industry interactions. Design studio-based learning sits at the core and is supported by workshops, excursions, collaborative projects and interactive class activities to provide the platform for information sharing and learning. The studios are viewed as intensive design laboratories in which academics, professional partners and students develop creative strategies, innovative approaches and unique responses to contemporary interior design issues. The studios are organised as a series of workshops, master classes, tutorials, presentations, intensive symposia, travel intensives and exhibitions.

Year 1:

During the first year, you will undertake two Partnered Interior Design Studios and two core courses (Interior Design Practices 1 and 2 that will operate as a direct support to the partnered design studio project providing opportunities to refine specific skill sets and design techniques including communication (written, verbal + visual), technologies (manufacturing, materials and experiential), relevant to the project and provide a base for further extension. You will also undertake a Research Strategies course and choose from a suite of elective courses from allied areas of business, communication, social science, environment and technology.

Year 2:

In the second year of the Masters, you will continue to develop your design capabilities through the completion of two further Partnered Interior Design Studios, Interior Design Practices 3 and two further elective courses. In the final semester, the design studio will be complimented by a portfolio-based course that will support you in identifying, evaluating and communicating key areas of interest, skills and expertise that form a profile of your practice enabling you to position yourself within the design profession.

You will learn how to constructively critique your own work and that of others. Assessment involves ‘learning by doing’ and will include a range of activities such as design project presentations, written reflection, research projects, portfolios, peer and/or industry review. Project proposals and presentations will be directly related to industry specific needs and will involve collaborating with industry practitioners on contemporary issues in the field.

The assessment you undertake will be designed so that your lecturer and/or peers can provide you with ongoing feedback on strengths and areas for improvement in your learning. This approach will enable you to improve on your performance during the program, as well as continue to refine capabilities for your future professional practice and learning after graduation.

The project produced in your final semester will be a capstone experience designed as a culmination of your learning throughout the program.

Inherent requirements

The following information on inherent requirements outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional placement and on-campus learning activities. The non-academic abilities listed are provided for information only and are not entry requirements. If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require.

Please read the full list of the Master of Interior Design inherent requirements. By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:

  • understand more about the program
  • determine if you may need support during your studies
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.

To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with the Equitable Learning Service
The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in on-campus learning and professional experience settings.

Please note that this program’s courses (whether core, option, or university elective courses) may have mandatory in-person attendance or assessment to pass the course.

If you are choosing to enrol in a course which has mandatory in-person attendance or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption.

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional practice.

As a student enrolled in an RMIT program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on a structured activity that allows you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activity in a work context or situations; these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning

Any or all of these aspects of a work integrated learning experience may be simulated.

All Partnered Interior Design Studios offered encompass a WIL experience where students develop their projects within a scenario-based, simulated or real design practice environment.

Strong community and industry partnerships have been developed by the Interior Design Program to enable students to be involved with actual projects in the profession, industry and/or community. The final assessment for Design Studios are assessed by a panel which includes industry practitioners, client partners, and academics.

The designated Work Integrated Learning courses within the Masters of Interior Design program are:

  • ARCH1496 Partnered Interior Design Studio 2
  • ARCH1500 Partnered Interior Design Studio 4
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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following. All courses listed may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Partnered Interior Design Studio 1 24 ARCH1502 City Campus
Partnered Interior Design Studio 2 24 ARCH1496 City Campus
Interior Design Practices 1 12 ARCH1498 City Campus
Interior Design Practices 2 12 ARCH1503 City Campus
Interior Design Research Strategies 12 ARCH1499 City Campus
AND
Complete One (1) Program Option Course from one of the Program Options listed at the end of the program structure.
 
AND

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Year Two

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Partnered Interior Design Studio 3 24 ARCH1497 City Campus
Partnered Interior Design Studio 4 24 ARCH1500 City Campus
Interior Design Practices 3 12 ARCH1501 City Campus
Portfolio 12 ARCH1495 City Campus
AND
Complete Two (2) Program Option Courses from one or more of the Program Options listed at the end of the program structure.
 
AND

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Program Option Courses

Allied Creative Practice:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Arts Management Fundamentals 12 OART1066 City Campus
Design Studies (Communication Design) 12 GRAP2081 City Campus
Design and Digital Media Professional Practice 12 GRAP2764 City Campus
Make Things Interactive: How to create physically interactive objects and environments 12 GRAP2757 City Campus
Service Design 12 GRAP2494 City Campus
AND
Enterprise:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Accounting for Management Decisions 12 ACCT2127 City Campus
Leadership and Management 12 BUSM1530 City Campus
Managing Project Teams 12 BUSM1271 City Campus
Business Skills for the Creative Industries 12 BUSM3323 City Campus
Communication Management: Theory and Practice 12 COMM1123 City Campus
Change Communication 12 COMM2316 City Campus
Management 1 - Managing People 12 BUSM1162 City Campus
Managing Across Cultures 12 BUSM3127 City Campus
Consumer Behaviour 12 MKTG1101 City Campus
Customer Experience Design 12 MKTG1373 City Campus
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 12 BUSM1546 City Campus
AND
Communication:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

People and Data 12 COMM2793 City Campus
Corporate Writing and Editing 12 COMM2667 City Campus
Communication Management: Theory and Practice 12 COMM1123 City Campus
Change Communication 12 COMM2316 City Campus
Communication for Social Change 12 COMM2083 City Campus
AND
Social Futures:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Sustainability in the built environment: A focus on building and design 12 BUIL1225 City Campus
Sustainable Building Technologies 12 BUSM4467 City Campus
Intercultural Knowledges and Practices 12 HUSO2378 City Campus
Advanced Advocacy and Social Action 12 HUSO2069 City Campus
Climate Change Responses 12 ENVI1222 City Campus
Communication for Social Change 12 COMM2083 City Campus
Managing Sustainable Building Projects 12 BUSM4464 City Campus
Critical Urban Issues: Resilience 12 HUSO2204 City Campus
Environmental and Culture: Ecological and Aboriginal Understanding of Country (PGR) 12 AERS1004 City Campus
Humanitarian Design Thinking 12 ARCH1453 City Campus
Sustainability, Governance and Social Change 12 ENVI1169 City Campus
Urbanisation Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region 12 ARCH1265 City Campus
AND
Technology (Data and Systems/Material Experience):

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Designing with Data 12 ARCH1462 City Campus
Soundscape Studies 12 ARCH1318 City Campus
3D Printing for Creatives: How to use new technology to make things in a multi-disciplinary setting 12 GRAP2756 City Campus
Digital Curation 12 ISYS1168 City Campus
Electronic Publishing 12 COMM1218 City Campus
Energy Moisture and Airflow in Buildings 12 BUSM4463 City Campus
Urban Regions: Strategic Considerations for Development 12 ARCH1273 City Campus
 

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