Course Title: Historical and Theoretical Precedents

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Historical and Theoretical Precedents

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1104

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

ARCH1104

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Olivia Hamilton

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact via email

Course Coordinator Email: olivia.hamilton@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.01

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course History/Theory 1 ARCH1102 before you commence this course.

You may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to Recognition of prior learning (RPL) in Higher Education.


Course Description

The course introduces the student to historical and theoretical precedents that have shaped the practice of interior design in the 21st century.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

• Conceptualise and engage in research through design as part of the creative process to open the potential for new understandings, experimentation and innovation.
• Communicate your ideas and designs verbally, visually and textually through a range of media to your peers as well as professional, academic and public audiences.
• Reflect, analyse, synthesise, critique and evaluate your own work as well that of your peers and apply your knowledge and skills with initiative and insight in professional practice and/or scholarship.
• Engage in research with an enhanced appreciation and understanding of theoretical, environmental, social, historical, cultural and technical contexts in relation to the activity of interior design and be able to engage and extend this knowledge through the practice of design.
• Understand and value your individual abilities and way of working as an interior designer; to initiate independent strategies together with the ability to plan and time manage projects; to develop a personal work ethic based on initiative and self-motivation.


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Investigate and critically discuss the value of historical and theoretical precedents in relation to the practice of Interior Design.
2. Apply a range of techniques to critically analyse history and theory in relation to Interior Design.
3. Compare and contrast the diversity of historical and theoretical contexts relevant to Interior Design.
4. Locate and interrogate research material across a range of sources that are of relevance to your work.
5. Identify and appraise strategies for the communication of concepts and ideas informed by the history and theory of Interiors.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course is taught through the following learning activities: lectures, seminars, site visits, group work, one-on-one consultations with the tutor, and individual project work.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will identify the learning resources specific to your own interests in conjunction with your tutors. These may include readings, critical study of precedents, and further refinement of the communication and other skills that you have acquired in the previous levels of the course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

It is advisable that you have a personal computer of an appropriate specification.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Detailed references, including weekly readings and ongoing updated information will be made available to students in the myRMIT Canvas site

References

Detailed references and ongoing updated information will be made available to students in the myRMIT Canvas site

Other Resources

Library Resources
The Library offers extensive resources and study support services for Interior Design students. These include:
• Subject guides tailored to your studies: http://rmit.libguides.com/?b=s
• Help with referencing, planning assignments and study support: https://www.rmit.edu.au/library/study.
• Chat service Ask The Library and online study resources: https://www.rmit.edu.au/library/help/ask-the-library


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. The evidence for your learning outcomes will be in the design projects you present through a variety of visual and verbal means.

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1 - Essay Plan and Draft Bibliography - 20%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO2, LO4, CLO5

Assessment 2 – Research Essay - 40%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5

Presentation 3 - Design Research Online Portfolio - 40%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equity Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.