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Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 3C: Externality (DESI10071)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will build upon earlier knowledge to advance previously developed skills in material specification and awareness of construction detailing. Working with external professionals involved in material specification, and/or manufacturing, construction and detailing, students will test their conceptual design ideas in a rigorous and realistic manner through a series of technical detailing exercises.
Course description Through in-depth investigation and analysis of properties, usage, installation and detail, construction methods and costs, students will develop an enhanced understanding of the appropriate selection and use of available materials.

Early research gathering will result in a group resource of shared knowledge on a variety of building products and materials. Students will engage with external partners on elements of their specific projects in a professional dialogue and discourse.

Working on a singular object, or series of small interior elements, students will work in both two and three dimensions, as they work through a creative process investigating planes and surface, junctions and fixings. Ideas will develop through technical drawing and detailed model, to express form, materiality and construction.

Students will learn to use professional terminology, and practice annotation, use of dimensions, and graphic sensibility, to produce a body of work, which will demonstrate specialist technical skill, material understanding and professional practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Basic model making materials (cardboard, glue etc.) and general printing for interim and final submissions, model making materials for sketch and final scale models as required, approx. 55 (note: this may not cover all students own generated printing/model making during design stage).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesOnly open to Visiting Students admitted direct to the Interior Design 3rd year as part of that department's portfolio of existing exchange agreements.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  15
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 15/01/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 1, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 14, External Visit Hours 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 159 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Formative feedback and Assessment:

Interim group presentations and weekly tutorials constitute verbal feedback from peers and staff throughout the semester.

In Week Six students submit an edited version of work to date for formative assessment by staff at this stage; at which point a formative grade and written feedback is given.

Summative Feedback and Assessment:

At the end of Semester Two, students submit a final edited version of work, for summative assessment by staff. Each student completes a self-evaluation as part of the submission process at this point.

A summative grade and written feedback is given.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Initiate and evaluate a response to research findings using external sources, which demonstrate knowledge of current material specification and use within Interior Design.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the scope, defining features, and boundaries of Interior construction detailing.
  3. Apply specific construction knowledge and communicate through specialist drawing techniques in the realisation of a detailed bespoke element.
Reading List
Booth, S/Plunkett, D. Furniture and Interior Design. Laurence King. (2014)

Brown, R & Farrelly, L. Materials & Interior Design (Portfolio Skills). Laurence King. (2012)

Kula, D & Ternaux, E. Materiology. Frame Publishers. (2013)

Plunkett, D. Construction & Detailing for Interior Design. Laurence King. (2015)

Wilhide, E. The Interior Design Directory: A Sourcebook of Modern Materials. Quadrille Publishing Ltd. (2009)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Construction Detailing, Specification, Model Making, Costing, Graphic Presentation
KeywordsDetail,Construction,Materials,External Manufacturing / Construction Process,Technical Drawing
Course organiserMs Gina Leith
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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