Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 4B: Design Studio (DESI10067)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will develop a design topic and associated site, as self-selected by the student, based on their previously gathered research. Students will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the site's structure and servicing through review of drawings and creation of structural models and relevant diagrams/strategies. Through a transparent iterative process, they will formulate a final design solution for their chosen site. They will then focus in detail on a major space within their scheme, developing the area in detail, to a level that demonstrates a professional understanding of materials, to a recognised construction industry level of information.
This course involves students using their brief, site and topic research (as established in course Interior Design 4A) to developing design proposals, resulting in a final scheme proposal.
Students will gain an understanding of information required to successfully present design information at outline scheme design stage to scale. It will comply to the regulations as set out in the Scottish Building Standards for fire escape, stairs and ramps, and toilets. Final scheme should also meet recognized Government regulations for disabled access.
They will then focus in on one area of the scheme and develop and detail it to a much more advanced level, to include construction level drawings to scale. Students will learn about specifying of materials and detailing of interior elements. They will develop their final proposals in drawn and model form.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 0.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% weighting for design portfolio including:
Design blog, videos of Sketchbook(s) of design development process including outline design esquisse sketches.
Package of drawings (A3-A1 size) of proposed interior design solution, main space, strategies and details including plans and sections to scale of proposals.
Images of associated 3D models of proposals and details.
Relationship between Assessment and Learning Outcomes:
All three Learning Outcomes are equally weighted in the components of assessment.
Written feedback on Discussion Forums and/ or group verbal feedback from peers and staff on a weekly basis.
At the end of semester 1 students will submit a self-evaluation form, and be given written formative feedback and grades on their work to date. Students will also receive verbal feedback at this point.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Initiate, evaluate, and develop a response to the interior design brief using a structured, transparent iterative process, and personal methodology.
- Resolve the interior design project to a professional standard and demonstrate an integrated relationship between theory and practice.
- Demonstrate originality and creativity in the development of an element of your design, resolved to recognised industry standards.
|Ching, Francis, D.K. Building Construction Illustrated, John Wiley, 5th edition, 2014 |
Hudson, Jennifer. Interior Architecture from Brief to Build, Laurence King, 2010
Plunkett, Drew. Construction and Detailing for Interior Design. Laurence King, 2nd edition, 2015
Buxton, Pamela. Metric Handbook. Routledge, 5th edition, 2015
Higgins, Ian. Spatial Strategies for Interior Design. Laurence King, 2015
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Iterative design process, verbal and drawn presentations of ideas, specification of materials.
|Keywords||Iterative process,design proposals,detailing,model making
|Course organiser||Ms Gillian Treacy
|Course secretary||Miss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736