Course Title: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: GRAP5299C
Course Title: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Lecturer - Jenni Woods email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 65
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
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source information on design history and theory, and to apply that information to one’s own area of work.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBDES305A Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
Collect information on history and theory of design
1.1.Identify and access relevant sources of information on design history and theory
1.2.Organise research material and findings for current or future use in design practice, in a manner which facilitates easy access and cross-referencing
Apply information to own area of work
2.1.Evaluate information in the context of current design practice
2.2.Assess ways in which aspects of information on design history and theory could be used or adapted to inform current practice
2.3.Use relevant information in a culturally appropriate way to develop an understanding of own area of work
Update and maintain knowledge of design trends
3.1.Identify and use opportunities to update and expand knowledge of design trends and developments
3.2.Incorporate and integrate knowledge into design activities
This unit applies to individuals who work in design and need to develop and maintain a general knowledge of design history and theory.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will take place online via myRMIT only, there will be only one face to face delivery for this course in Week 2.
Online class activities will include:
- Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
- Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
- analysis/critique of relevant reading material
- design projects
- peer learning
- group discussion
- online research
- independent project based work
- teacher directed group activities/projects
Out of class activities may include:
- visits to Galleries and/or Exhibitions
|WEEK||COURSE CONTENT||DUE DATE|
Overview of course content and assessment requirements.
Lecture to Introduce Interior Design History in Context - timeline of development of design styles
Early Civilisations : Ancient Egypt
Classic Civilisations : Ancient Greek & Roman
|Task 1.1 Interior Design History Community Post|
Medieval Period : Early Christian to Gothic
|Task 1.2 Interior Design History Community Post|
The Rise of Humanism : Renaissance
|Task 1.3 Interior Design History Community Post|
The Exotic East : China, Japan and Middle East
Task 1.4 Interior Design History Community Post
Mid Semester Break - 25.3.16-3.4.16
The Age of Ornamentation : Baroque & Rococo Lecture
|Task 1.5 Interior Design History Community Post|
Return to the Classics : Neo-Classicism Lecture
|Task 1.6 Interior Design History Community Post|
The Rise of Industry : Victorian & Arts & Crafts Lecture
|Task 1.7 Interior Design History Community Post|
Sex & Sensibility : Art Nouveau Lecture
|Task 1.8 Interior Design History Community Post|
Streamlined Elegance : Art Deco Lecture
|Task 1.9 Interior Design History Community Post|
Age of Modernity : Early Modernism, the Bauhaus, Internationalism
|Task 1.10 Interior Design History Community Post|
Mid 20th Century : 1940 to 1970
Task 1.11 Interior Design History Community Post
Brave New World : 1970 to current day
|Task 1.12 Interior Design History Community Post|
|16||Review & submission||Task 2 Furniture Fusion final submission|
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
Interior Design & Decoration, Abercrombie & Whiton, Pearson Prentice Hall, 6th Edn.
The History of Interior Design, John Pile, Wiley, 3rd Edn.
Furniture, Judith Miller, Dorling Kindersley, 1st Edn.
Australian House Styles, Maisey & Ian Stapleton, The Flannel Flower Press, 1st Edn.
You are advised to check the course folder at the myRMIT site (Blackboard) for ongoing updated information. All classes for this course will be conducted via access to myRMIT (Blackboard). You will require a computer at home (brand/type not specified), secure internet connection and a set of headphones with integrated microphone for online class connection (mobile phone headphone sets will be sufficient).
The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration 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
Overview of Assessment
Evidence of the following is essential:
• knowledge of the history and theory of design and how this may be applied in design practice
• application of research and evaluation skills.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks.
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both. All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved.
Assessment Task 1 - Interior Design History Community
You will complete a response to 12 questions, posted once per week on the Google Community for this course.
Due date : Weekly from Week 4 to 15
Assessment Task 2 - Furniture Fusion Project
Using an image of an historical interior you are to write an overview of the period style it belongs to and re design the space to incorporate contemporary furniture and decorative items in a blended style. Presentation will be via written submission and a multi-media presentation incorporating Photoshop.
This Task will be assessed at 2 points:
Due date : Week 7 - submission of 500 word overview of selected period style
Due date : Week 16 - submission of final Presentation including multi-media presentation, schedule of furniture and design statement
You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.
The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The Library has
produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies
The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian (http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing)
This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment
CHD: Competent with High Distinction (4 GPA)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (3 GPA)
CC: Competent with Credit (2 GPA)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (1 GPA)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment
An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).
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 be successful in this course.
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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Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
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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.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works
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.
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Further links - Application for extension of time
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
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