Course Title: Specialised Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Specialised Communication

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1434

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Leslie Eastman

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact via email

Course Coordinator Email: leslie.eastman@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 Communication Systems ARCH1433 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

This course challenges you to develop your own unique approach to communicating your Interior Design projects.

In this course projects are concerned with advanced modes of production as a way of communicating dynamic and temporal interior space. These projects will provide you with the skills to articulate complex design ideas through a range of methods including advance modelling, additive manufacturing, filmmaking and digital image making.

By offering a range of complementary activities, and utilising physical and digital communication media, you will develop critical and practical experience relevant to designers working within contemporary and future design environments.


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.
• 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.


Course Learning Outcomes

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

1. Determine and plan a unified process to communicate your idea-led design projects.
2. Work within a specialised domain of design communication.
3. Evaluate a variety of advanced contemporary communication media.
4. Compose and assess appropriate communication strategies for diverse design projects.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of learning activities. In-class activities will include lectures, presentations, group and individual tutorials, group discussions, peer-to-peer critiques, student presentations and studio workshops. Other activities may include excursions to exhibitions and site visits.

The range of learning activities will contribute to the building of a diversity of approaches to design practice in a number of different scenarios.


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

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 - Coursework - Explorations Part 1 - 20%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO2, CLO3

Assessment 2 - Coursework - Explorations Part 2 - 30%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO2, CLO3

Assessment 3 - Presentation - Interior Proposition - 40%

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

Assessment 4 - Reflective Folio - 10%

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

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.