Course Title: Interior Design Research Project Proposal

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interior Design Research Project Proposal

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1123

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013

ARCH1123

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: James Carey

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact via email

Course Coordinator Email: james.carey@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.02

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course Interior Design Studio 6 ARCH1121 before you commence this course.

Interior Design Research Strategies ARCH1435 is a co-requisite to this course.

Alternatively 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

Interior Design Research Project Proposal provides a bridge between the guided structure of the first three years of the program and the independent study of the second semester in 4th year. You will identify an area of interest and undertake an in depth exploration through design investigations and the development of appropriate strategies. It will extend your personal practice of design through the development of your individual proposal for a Major Design Project that you will complete at the next and final level of the program.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

• Conceptualize 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, synthesize, 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.
• Use technology as an intrinsic part of the design process and have the ability to identify relevant techniques, skills, materials and technologies for specific designs.
• 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.


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

1. Initiate and self-direct idea-led design, which evidences research and experimentation.
2. Communicate a self-directed research project to academic and professional audiences.
3. Select and apply independent strategies, practices and ways of working through design and design research.
4. Identify and critique an area of technology, which supports and connects with a specific area of an interior design enquiry.
5. Formulate judgments drawing on your environmental, social and cultural awareness, sensitivity and responsibility.


Overview of Learning Activities

Over the semester you will generate a body of self directed design projects for critical reflection. In conjunction with Interior Design Research Strategies the Interior Design Research Project Proposal will enable you to identify, research and develop a coherent framework and proposal for your Research Major Project.

At the final presentation, your design project will be assessed by a panel of academics and invited critics. You will explain your area of interest, the framework and your project proposal with the panel. You need to articulate your design research both verbally and visually, demonstrating your competence with the communication techniques relevant to the discipline.


Overview of Learning Resources

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, workshop, 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 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


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 - Design Exploration & Research Framework - 30%

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

Assessment 2 - Research Project & Proposal - 70%

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.

Refer to myRMIT Canvas for detailed briefs and assessment criteria.

Grading information:
RMIT grading information can be found here:
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and- exams/results/grading-information