Course Title: Specialised Colour and Light for Interiors

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Specialised Colour and Light for Interiors

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
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


Course Description

In this course you will explore emerging colour and lighting theories in relation to interior spaces with an emphasis on health and wellbeing in retail and commercial interiors. You will specify innovative design solutions through experimenting with colour and lighting effects. You will adopt an environmentally sustainable approach to researching the latest products to inform your designs

Assumed knowledge:
In this course you will plan and present your colour and lighting concepts using industry software. Participants require a basic ability to use Photoshop, Indesign and a computer aided drafting program such as AutoCAD.

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.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of space planning, construction and fit out to select and specify materials, furnishings, colour and lighting for interior solutions.

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

  • Investigate and develop a personal reference folio
  • Critically reflect on, synthesize and evaluate 2D and 3D projects
  • Analyse a range of references that can effectively communicate your ideas
  • Develop presentations that effectively communicate your ideas and outcomes using relevant design language

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include independent research, supervised project and team work, reflection, peer feedback and guest presenter demonstrations

Overview of Learning Resources

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

Library references, architectural and interior decoration and design websites, international interior design and decoration papers and magazines, gallery and museum sites and the blackboard (myRMIT) interface for support material.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet course learning outcomes and on your development against program capabilities

Assessment may include a range of activities such as in-class exercises, project work, reports and presentations in a variety of media formats.

Feedback will be given progressively throughout the course and 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