Course Title: Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: ARCH5173C

Course Title: Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

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

Accelerated Co-ordinator - Nancy Everingham nancy.everingham@rmit.edu.au

Teacher:

Lindsey Glover    lindsey.glover@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 36

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 assess natural and artificial light sources of an interior space and make recommendations for light fittings as part of a decorative solution.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMFID4008A Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

Element:

1.  Interpret lighting requirements from project brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Applicable OHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to researching and recommending light fittings are verified and complied with
1.2. Project brief is reviewed and clarified with client to determine lighting requirements
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
1.6. Available budget for lighting is verified
 

Element:

2.  Assess natural light sources

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Site analysis is conducted to assess the natural light and ultraviolet penetration
2.2. Project brief and building plans are acquired to assess aspect and orientation
2.3. Window treatments and placement are examined to analyse their efficiency in controlling light
2.4. Selection of colours for walls, ceilings and furnishings, and wall hangings are reviewed in their effect on raising or lowering the affect of light into the space
2.5. Characteristics of natural light are researched and reported in accordance with the project brief goals
2.6. Methods of light control and light control devices are assessed for their affect on natural light
 

Element:

3.  Assess artificial light sources

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Artificial light sources and their properties are assessed for adequacy in achieving desired lighting effects
3.2. Environmental impact of artificial lighting devices are researched and assessed and current technologies identified
3.3. Location of artificial lights are identified and required changes to location to meet desired effects are determined
3.4. Affect of artificial lighting on the colour spectrum is analysed
3.5. Technical terms associated with artificial lighting are used to communicate lighting requirements
3.6. Special effects that can be achieved using artificial lighting are identified
3.7. Industry standards and requirements for artificial lighting are researched and identified
 

Element:

4.  Select light fittings

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Research is conducted to determine cost and energy efficient light fittings to meet the requirements of an integrated decoration solution
4.2. Required locations of light fittings are identified
4.3. Light fittings are selected and specifications documented
4.4. Electricity board is assessed to determine potential complications with selected light fittings
4.5. Electrician is consulted to confirm costings and installation requirements to implement lighting schedule
 

Element:

5.  Draw and present lighting layouts for an interior space

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Lighting layout is documented using industry symbols and conventions
5.2. Selection of light fittings are related to layout including furniture, ceiling forms and natural light
5.3. Formats for schedules of light fittings are researched
5.4. Lighting schedule is completed
5.5. Costings are determined and documented
5.6. Lighting layout is presented to client
 


Learning Outcomes


This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent research and recommendation of light fittings and sustainable lighting practices which are part of an integrated decorative solution.
This unit requires employability skills in initiative and enterprise and problem solving in order to direct the research and selection of suitable light fittings. Communication skills are used to access and interpret information using information technologies and complete required documentation. Self management and learning skills are applied in the review of information and arrangements to ensure project needs are met .
 


Details of Learning Activities

In Class Activities will include:
Lectures
Guest speakers
Class presentations
Teacher directed group activities/projects
Out of class activities will include:
Online research
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Independent project based work
Industry related excursions
Self-Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self-directed learning approach; selfdirected
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.


Teaching Schedule

Lecture
&
Tutorial
Delivery
 
CONTENTSelf-directed
learning (SDL)
Lighting
 
Elements

Lighting
 

Assess
Due
 

Week 2
Lecture
 
Introduction to Lighting
Course guide – activities / processes & assessment
Visual diary
Lighting visual diary TASK 1A&1B
 
Students are
required to undertake a minimum of 2 hours self - directed exploration
a week
 
1.2 to 1.4

TASK 1A due week 5 TASK 1B due week 10 Light visual dairy

Week  3
Lecture
Lighting - Natural light – climate & aspectStart planning approach to visual diary2.1 to
2.6
 
 
Week 4
Lecture
Lighting - Electric light typesstart exploration for
lighting visual diary
 
3.1 to
3.7
 
 
Week 5
Lecture
Lighting - ProductContinue
exploration for lighting visual diary
 
4.1 to
4.5
 
 Task 1A Lighting visual diary progressive presentation
Week  6
Lecture
Lighting 
Intro to major project  TASK 2
Continue exploration for lighting visual diary &
start major project
 
4.1 to
4.5
 
Task 2 Assessment
Lighting major project - Client Presentation due week 16
 
Week 7
Lecture
Lighting – Government requirements & OH&S Colour &Lighting RevisionContinue
exploration for lighting visual diary &
start major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 8
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting
Reflected ceiling & switching plan
 
Continue
exploration for lighting visual diary &
start major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 9
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting
Reflected ceiling & switching plan
 
Continue
exploration for lighting visual diary &
start major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 10
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting
Reflected ceiling & switching plan
 
Continue
exploration for lighting visual diary &
start major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 TASK 1B
Assessment final presentation Light visual dairy due this week
 
Week 11
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting revision
schedule
 
Continue
major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 12
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting revision
schedule
 
Continue
major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 13
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting revision
schedule
 
Continue
major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 14
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting revision

 
  1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
Week 15
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting revision
 
  1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
Week 16
Tutorial
Hand-in TASK 2 Lighting major assessments project  5.5
 5.6
TASK 2 Assessment
Lighting Major Project Client Presentation due this week
 

ARCH 5173C Assess interior light and recommend light fittings is clustered & delivered with ARCH 5164C Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
TASK 2 - Major Project - Client Presentstion

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

Practical tasks & a major project
Completion of an art journal and/or portfolio

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


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Lecture and class notes, refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder
Relevant industry websites and organisations

http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc


Overview of Assessment

• Assess light for it environmental impact and ability to meet decorative requirements
• Provide the client with cost effective and efficient lighting solutions
• Apply design elements and principles in recommending light fittings
• Provide documented lighting layout and schedule
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for assessing light and recommending fittings
• Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area
 


Assessment Tasks

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment
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.
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.
Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:
Practical tasks & a major project  - completion of an art journal and/or portfolio
The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers. http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf
 

ARCH 5173C Assess interior light and recommend light fittings is clustered & delivered with ARCH 5164C Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
TASK 2 - Major Project - Client Presentstion 

TASK 1A & 1B  – Formative assessment
LIGHTING VISUAL DIARY :
1.Daylight 2.Electrical lighting uses 3.Lighting scenarios 4.Lighting products 5.OH&S 6.Inspirations
TASK 1A - Progressive presentation of Lighting  visual diary
TASK 1B - Final presentation of Lighting visual diary
 

TASK 2  – Summative assessment
Major Project - Client Presentation

LIGHTING MAJOR PROJECT - CLIENT PRESENTATION is clustered with COLOUR MAJOR PROJECT - CLIENT PRESENTATION
Design a suitable/complementary lighting plan - addressing all the client’s needs in aesthetics – ambience & function
Consider the use & requirements of the areas on the plan & their functionality
Energy efficiency is of prime importance
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

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Assess light for it environmental impact and ability to meet decorative requirements
Provide the client with cost effective and efficient lighting solutions
Apply design elements and principles in recommending light fittings
Provide documented lighting layout and schedule
Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for assessing light and recommending fittings
Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area


Method of assessment
Verbal & visual presentation of project work research & client orientated documentation


Assessment Matrix

Assess & recomend lighting is a clustered unit with Assess and recommend colour for interior spaces
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Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you 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 :
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :
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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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :
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Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
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

Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the
student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of
authentication issues.
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