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Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 1A: Around, through and Beyond the Frame (DESI08117)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 175 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an inquisitive exploration of a range of methods, principles, and techniques relevant to model-making for Interior Design from 2D to 3D.
  2. Evaluate some of the key contexts and materials associated with Interior Design through personal investigation using relevant materials.
  3. Communicate a personal approach to drawing, research, and ideas development centred on sketching, storyboarding and model-making for Interior Design
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Conceptual sketching and drawing, representational drawing, brainstorming, modelling, creativity, problem-solving.
KeywordsDrawing,materiality,conceptual thinking,ergonomics,orientation,storyboarding,presentation
Course organiserMs Gillian Treacy
Course secretaryMiss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736
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