MC275 - Master of Interior Design
Plan: MC275 - Master of Interior Design
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|To graduate you must complete the following. All courses listed may not be available each semester.|
|Complete the following Five (5) Courses:|
|Complete One (1) Program Option Course from one of the Program Options listed at the end of the program structure.|
|Complete the following Four (4) Courses:|
|Complete Two (2) Program Option Courses from one or more of the Program Options listed at the end of the program structure.|
Program Option Courses
|Allied Creative Practice:|
|Technology (Data and Systems/Material Experience):|
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