Course Title: Material and Spatial Communication: An introduction
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Material and Spatial Communication: An introduction
Credit Points: 12
320H Architecture & Urban Design
|Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020
Course Coordinator: Kate Geck
Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 1010
Course Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.02
Course Coordinator Availability: Available via email
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
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.
This course introduces you to a range of communication techniques and processes relevant to Interior Design practice including: photography, model making, film making, drawing, mapping and diagramming, digital and physical compositing and exhibition development.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Discriminately apply a range of communication techniques and strategies applicable to contemporary Interior Design practice.
• Distinguish and critically apply communication mediums and processes relevant to specific project briefs and design agendas.
• Assess and extend communication techniques, technologies and media to creatively inform your design thinking.
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• 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.
• 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.
Overview of Learning Activities
You will participate in a range of learning activities.
In-class activities will include in-class workshops, small group project intensives, lectures, presentations, group and individual tutorials, group discussions, peer-to-peer critiques, student presentations. Other activities may include excursions to exhibitions, site visits and developing projects in a workshop environment. All forms of practice-led inquiry are concerned with production as a way of working through design issues.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning and research.
It is advisable that you have a personal computer of an appropriate specification.
The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/interior-design
The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
Assessment is through class presentations, discussions with the seminar group, site visits, project work, essay writing, and other visual and text-based work.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks and may be delivered in a variety of forms including critique panels, audio or video recordings and written reports.
Details on how to submit work and apply for adjustments or special consideration can be found here:
To be assessed all work must be submitted in the specified format by the due time and date.
Design presentations and in class assessment - You must be ready to present your work for assessment at the allocated date and time, late attendance will considered a non-submission of work and will not be assessed.
Other types of assignments such as coursework, folios, essays and the like must be submitted as advised by the due time and date. Late submissions up to 24 hours will be marked to a maximum of 50%. Late submissions beyond 24 hours will not be assessed.
Physical Submissions - If the it is specified that your assignment must be submitted physically it should be submitted directly to your tutor or coordinator at the specified time and date.
Digital submissions - If no time is specified 11:59pm is considered the deadline for digital submissions. File sizes must be of a suitable size for easy exchange. If because of a technical error you are unable to upload submissions to the designated digital platform you must email your submission to the course coordinator and tutor before the due time and date.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. These include:
Equitable Assessment Arrangements.
Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provides support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. By registering with the ELS it may be possible to negotiate support for learning or variations to assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment on time, by circumstances outside your control, RMIT provides a number of adjustments to assessment.
Extensions of time for submission of work - You may apply in advance for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days. Completed applications and supporting evidence must be emailed to the course coordinator at least one working day before the assessment deadline:
Special consideration - For all other unexpected circumstances you can apply for special consideration – if approved, you may be granted an assessment adjustment. Applications are made online:
The student must inform both course coordinator and tutor by email of any intended or approved adjustments to assessment, this includes variation to submission dates and notification that work has been submitted. This excludes confidential information provided to ELS or applications of special consideration.
Extensions of time and special consideration are made available by the University on the understanding that students will use them sparingly and only in cases of proven genuine need.
A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: