Course Title: Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: ARCH5168C

Course Title: Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Lindsey Glover - lindsey.glover@rmit.edu.au

Sarah Light - sarah.light@rmit.edu.au

 

Accelerated Program :

Lindsey Glover - lindsey.glover@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to research and recommend soft furnishings for various decoration and design solutions to meet client and project brief requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMFID4005A Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

Element:

1.  Assess soft furnishing requirements for the project

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Applicable OHS , legislative and organisational requirements relevant to researching and recommending soft furnishings are verified and complied with

1.2 Project brief is reviewed to determine desired effects for interior space

1.3 Parameters for the project are assessed and confirmed

1.4 Resources are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness

1.5 Communication with others is established and maintained
 

Element:

2.  Research materials for soft furnishings

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Aesthetic , visual characteristics and colour requirements of the soft furnishings are assessed

2.2 Intended applications for the soft furnishings are analysed and reviewed

2.3 New soft furnishing and material technologies are researched and assessed against the project brief

2.4 Tactile requirements of the soft furnishings in relation to the design are researched

2.5 Properties of the materials used in the production of soft furnishings are analysed and evaluated

2.6 Manufacturing processes and available expertise for the materials
are assessed

2.7 Costs and availability of materials are assessed and compared

2.8 Environmental impact and benefits of materials are assessed

2.9 Durability, restorability and maintenance care quality of materials are researched and requirements for residential and industrial applications examined


 

Element:

3.  Research and recommend decorative treatments for windows and openings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Range of window treatments , their application and fixing technologies are researched

3.2 New technologies in window treatments are researched and relevance for decorative project identified

3.3 The features, limitations and environmental impact of window treatments are identified

3.4 The types of openings and their requirements are identified and a range of possible creative solutions determined

3.5 Window or opening is measured and details recorded accurately for a range of window treatments

3.6 Fabric requirements are calculated, and manufacturing requirements determined for a range of window treatments taking into consideration pattern repeats

3.7 Window treatment is selected and specified to meet client requirements and minimise environmental impact

3.8 Fixing technology is specified appropriate to selected window treatment

3.9 Cost estimates are calculated and assessed against project budget
 

Element:

4.  Research and recommend soft floor coverings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Range of floor coverings , their application and installation requirements are researched

4.2 The features, limitations and environmental impact of floor coverings are identified

4.3 Floor area is measured and details recorded accurately for flooring solution

4.4 Flooring solution is selected and details specified to meet client requirements

4.5 Cost estimates are calculated and assessed against project budget
 

Element:

5.  Document and rpesent decorative recommendations

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Soft furnishings are selected to achieve parameters of design brief

5.2 Specifications are documented for all soft furnishing recommendations

5.3 Schedule is presented to support decorative solution

5.4 Sample board is created to enhance and support the decorative intention

5.5 Feedback and follow up is instigated and maintained with the client
 

 


Learning Outcomes


This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent research and recommendation of soft furnishings which include curtains and window fittings, carpets, rugs and textiles used in upholstery, cushions and trimmings, in order to achieve integrated decoration and design solutions to meet a project brief.


Details of Learning Activities

In Class Activities will include:
• Lectures
• Trade fairs
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• workshopping of student projects
• Analysis/critique of relevant reading material
 

Out of class activities will include:
• Online research
• Independent project based work
• Gallery/Exhibition visits
• Industry related excursions
 

Self-Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self-directed learning approach; self-directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research, library assignments. Field trips and work placements.
 


Teaching Schedule

 

Full time Program C5249

WeekClass contentLecture Series due datelearning Elements
1

Course overview and expectations

Introduction to Fibres & Weaves
 

Introduction to major Project

Design process for Interior jobs

Start looking for fabrics for your project

 Major project due wk 16

Submission of Fabric Dictionary  week 1

1.1 - 1.5 
2Fibres & Weaves Fibre & Weaves DVD 1.1 - 1.5, 2.1- 2.9
3

Fibres & Weaves continued

Types of window & treatments, headings
& Curtain Hardware

Introduction to Curtain Calculations

Intro of BQ Design Catalogue & Fabric price list
 

 1.1 - 1.5, 2.1- 2.9
4Curtain Calculation with Pattern repeat & lining  1.1 - 1.5, 2.1- 2.9,
3.1 -3.6
5

Site Visit to Fabric Houses & Manufacturer

Monday 11 th August off site

  Open Day bump in & bump out1.1-1.5,2.2-2.9
3.1-3.6
6

Work room order forms and final revision

Loose concept  presentation of bedroom proposal to be presented in Decorate Residential Interiors the following week.

Blind overview types & considerations 1.1-1.5,2.2-2.9
3.1-3.6 
7

Blind calculations
Review of final fabric selection for project

 Loose concept presentation
wk 7
1.1-1.5,2.2-2.9
3.1-3.6
8Blind Calculation & work room order formsUpholstery & leather  Presentation Jardan & instyle 1.1-1.5,2.2-2.9
3.1-3.6  
9

Studio design time floor plans, elevations etc

 

  3.1-3.9
10Studio design time floor plans, elevations etc

BQ Design Product overview

Danielle

Bedheads, pelmets & bed spreads, quilting

 3.1-3.9
 Mid Semester Beak 1 20 to 28 September inclusive  
11Studio time - PerspectivesPassementrie, accessories,   
12 Studio time - application of quilting, bedsparead & accessories. applicable to project
 
  1.1-1.5,2.1-2.9
4.1-4.5,5.1-5.5
13Exam reviewCalculation Test   
14Studio time  1.1-1.5,2.1-2.9
4.1-4.5,5.1-5.5 
15

Documentation for Project

Review curtain & blind calculations for bedroom project

   4.1-4.5
 Mid Semester 2 Break  1st to 9th November 
16 Final presentation & hand-in Warehouse bedroom Project
project wk 16
1.1-1.6 
 Feed back & review   

 Accelerated Program

WeekClass ContentDue DateLearning Elements
1

Fibres & Weaves
Intro to Major Project

Major project due wk 181.1 - 1.5
2Fibres & Weaves 1.1 - 1.5, 2.1- 2.9
3Fibres & Weaves 1.1 - 1.5, 2.1- 2.9
4

Types of window & treatments
Studio Prac

 1.1 - 1.5, 2.1- 2.9, 3.1 -3.6
5No Class- Open Day set up Self directed Learning 
6

Pelmets & curtain hardware

 1.1 - 1.5, 2.1- 2.9, 3.1 -3.6
7

Curtain Calculations
Loose Concept presentation

Loose Concept Presentation1.1 - 1.5, 2.1- 2.9, 3.1 -3.6
8

Blind Calculatiobns
Review of final fabrics all sections of project for documentation & rendering in Drawing techniques.

 1.1 - 1.5, 2.1- 2.9, 3.1 -3.9
9

Bedheads, bedspreads & bed valances 
Prograssive assessment - visual diary 

 Visual diary final assess due wk 17

1.1- 1.2,
3.1 -3.9,
4.1, 5.1- 5.5

10

Upholstery - order forms, fabrics & white price  Flooring for bedroom project
Revise curtain & blind calculations

 3.1 -3.9
 Mid semester Break 1  
11

Review of Curtain & Blind Calculations, order forms
Calcualtion test

 Calculations test1.1 - 1.5, 2.1- 2.9, 3.1 -3.9
12

Introduction to  Documentation
Studio Prac

Due at week 181.1- 1.2,
3.1 -3.9,
4.1, 5.1- 5.5
 
13

Flooring continuing
Wall art options

 1.1- 1.2,
3.1 -3.9,
4.1, 5.1- 5.5
 
14Documentation review
Studio Prac
 1.1- 1.2,
3.1 -3.9,
4.1, 5.1- 5.5
 
15

Documentation review
Studio Prac

 1.1- 1.2,
3.1 -3.9,
4.1, 5.1- 5.5
 
 Mid Semester Break 2   
16

Consolidate curtain & Blind calulations & order forms for bedroom project.
On-line Quiz

 On-line Quiz 4.1- 4.5
17

Review all documentation
Assessment final of the Visual Diary
 

 Visual Diary assess1.1- 1.2,
3.1 -3.9,
4.1, 5.1- 5.5
 
18 Final presentation & hand-inWare house project  Bedroom project  wk 18 
 Feed back & review  

 

 Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to library resources.

BQ web site - wwwbqdesign.com.au

Zepel Fabrics site - www.zepelfabrics.com.au
 
Please note: Many Fabric Houses will have a web site for you to view their latest fabric ranges.
 
Ann Justin: 1001 Window Treatments (Amazon)
 
Magazines: Vogue Living. Instyle, Wallpaper, Belle, Verander USA, Home Decor, Architectural
Review just to name a few......
 
Soft Furnishing course notes on Blackboard MYRMIT - Please note that you will be required to
print out all notes as required by your teacher.
 

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/interiordecoration
The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing
and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc
 


Overview of Assessment

• Effectively research soft furnishings to assist with informing the decoration process and arrive at a solution which meets client requirements
• Effectively apply design elements and principles to the recommendation of soft furnishings to achieve a minimum of two integrated decorative solutions
• Correctly calculate quantities and costings required to achieve decorative solution
• Visually present decorative ideas
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for researching and recommending soft furnishings


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills

Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
 

Task 1: Fabric Swatch Book
We will continue to build on the investigative work you have
commenced in semester 1 in Decorate Residential Interiors.
To explore fibres & weaves in depth and to assist your understanding of fabrics for suitable
application in the Interiors Industry.
 

Task 2: A Calculations for Window treatments Assessment
A test covering fabric calculations and fwbric and window treatment questions

Task 3: Warehouse bedroom fit out
You will be required to link this project to the investigative work you commenced in Decorate
Residential Interiors under different decorating styles.
Further to this you will be required to design, source and document all aspects of this project to
allow you to make a proposal to a client.
 

All tasks must be completed to gain a pass in this course and be deemed competent overall.
 
Soft Furnishings for Interiors is a perquisite for Specify Furnishing Solutions or Industry experience.
 
You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome. At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.
 

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
 
Soft Furnishings for Interiors is grouped with Decorate residential Interiors, Prepare a material board, Drawing techniques, 3D design process
and in some cases Organise & communicate information.
This will allow us to assess your project work against several competencies

All components must be addressed to gain a pass in this course and be deemed competent overall.

The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers. http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

Soft Furnishings for Interiors is grouped with the following units Decorate residential Interiors, Prepare a material board, Drawing techniques, 3D design process and in some cases Organise & communicate information.

Attendance:
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
 
Feedback: 
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1
 
Special Consideration Policy:  (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsiderations/online
 
Cover Sheet for Submissions:
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism. 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

 

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