Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 1A: Around, through and Beyond the Frame (DESI08117)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will serve as a basic primer in key Interior Design principles, methods and techniques. The course provides fundamental technical and perceptual knowledge and understanding that is vital for sustained practice.
A painting identified for its architectonic qualities, and a designer who could have been influenced by it are chosen from a set list by each student to respond to with a view to an understanding of representation of space, perspective and conceptual thinking developing.
Students will develop model-making skills through the creation of a representative and visually accurate 3D model of a 2D painting. From there students will be asked to propose and design an alternative use for the space created. They will represent this as a series of drawings and sketch models.
Students will have access to workshop and will work in the design studio.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| If this course is Core to your programme, you will automatically be enrolled. For all other students, including Design students, the course is open on a first come, first served basis until the course is full. This course may have limited availability for non-Design students. Please contact the Course Organiser if you wish to enrol.
|Additional Costs|| Basic model making materials (cardboard, glue etc) and general A3 printing approximately £20 max
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4.5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12,
External Visit Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 0.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% weighting for:
Sketchbooks, storyboards and 3-D models - all photographed and edited for submission as 4 x A2 board.
All three Learning Outcomes are equally weighted in the assessment of components as noted in 5.1 above.
||Formative feedback and Assessment:
Group presentations, tutorials and crits will include verbal feedback from peers and staff on a weekly basis.
Mid-semester, students will submit a self-evaluation form, and be given written formative feedback on their work to date.
Summative Feedback and Assessment:
At the end of the course each student will submit a final edited portfolio of work and a self-evaluation form and receive written feedback and grades on their work submitted.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an inquisitive exploration of a range of methods, principles, and techniques relevant to model-making for Interior Design from 2D to 3D.
- Evaluate some of the key contexts and materials associated with Interior Design through personal investigation using relevant materials.
- Communicate a personal approach to drawing, research, and ideas development centred on sketching, storyboarding and model-making for Interior Design
|Francis D.K. Ching Architecture; form space and order. John Wiley & Sons, 4th edition 2014|
Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats Through the Canvas: Architecture inside Dutch paintings . University of New South Wales, Actar-D, 2008
Francis D.K Ching and Corky Binggeli Interior Design Illustrated . John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition 2012.
Drew Plunkett Drawing for Interior Design. Laurence King Publishing, 2nd Edition, 2014.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Conceptual sketching and drawing, representational drawing, brainstorming, modelling, creativity, problem-solving.
|Course organiser||Ms Gillian Treacy
|Course secretary||Miss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736