Course Title: Decoration and Design Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Decoration and Design Studio 2

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Jennifer Crowley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of ARCH1382 Decoration Practice to commence this course.

Course Description

You will develop an appreciation of design and decoration standards via a research project in collaboration with industry. Work place practice will be observed in real time and will involve mentoring from a practicing professional.

You will explore the business, creative and personal skills required to succeed in the interiors industry. You will design, assemble and refine a concept that demonstrates a range of your design skills and knowledge and will support your future application to a position in industry. You will be briefed by an industry partner, present to industry, and they will provide you with feedback.

In this studio you will apply knowledge and skills required to specify innovative and cost effective decorative solutions for furniture, floor covering, soft furnishings and window dressings to enhance and compliment interior design schemes.

This course supports your attainment of skills and knowledge required for thorough investigation and recommendation of current styles and technologies for the decoration of furniture, soft furnishings, floor coverings and window dressings.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes;

  • Work with industry to develop and promote a globally sustainable practice of good design and decoration with a focus to the future.
  • Engage with contemporary trends in the interior design industry and investigate related emerging and evolving manufacturing technologies and materials.
  • Respond to a brief providing creative design solutions to meet the needs of the client and address all industry conventions in both hand and digital formats.
  • Communicate your ideas and designs through a broad range of technology and presentation techniques to a range of stakeholders including clients and relevant industry practitioners.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in initiative, enterprise and problem solving in order to recommend suitable decorative solutions.
  • Access and interpret information using information technologies for complete decoration proposals.
  • Independently review information and arrangements to ensure project needs are met.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include supervised project work, independent research, group work, site visits, demonstrations, audio visual presentations, online learning (blogs and wiki), studio work, peer feedback, reflection, guest presenter demonstrations and site visits.

This course incorporates a design brief set by an Industry partner who will provide you with feedback during the development and final assessment of the project. This project will focus on the real needs of industry manufacturing requirements and assist in the understanding of how to work with a client.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Audio visual presentations, library references, architectural and interior design websites, interface & activity via MyRMIT learning and support material, Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include a range of activities such as in-class exercises, portfolio, models, presentations and individual projects.

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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc