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Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 1B: Small spaces project (DESI08116)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will serve as a basic primer in key Design Interior principles, production methods and techniques. Following on from Interior Design 1A, the course further builds and expands fundamental technical and conceptual knowledge and understanding that is vital for sustained practice.
Course description Students will be given an existing single storey space to analyse and draw to scale. They will be expected to establish a brief in order to respond to a specific client's needs and the limitations and possibilities presented by the space.

Students will prepare outline proposals in sketch and other communicative form for discussion. Further to an iterative design process they will prepare final proposals in drawing form to scale, for consideration by staff.

Students will gain a basic understanding of interior alteration of an existing space, and develop ideas based on the requirements of other people.
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
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  27
Course Start Semester 2
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 consisting of: A digital portfolio and a research blog containing sketches, plans and sections of existing and proposed building layout, basic material specification, and exploratory 3D models, all presented in a coherent graphical manner.

All three Learning Outcomes are equally weighted in the assessment of components as noted in section 5.1 above.
Feedback Formative feedback and Assessment:
Group tutorials will include verbal and/or written and drawn feedback from peers and staff on a weekly basis. Mid-semester, students will submit a self-evaluation form and formative submission document upload, and be given verbal formative feedback on their formative submission and 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 knowledge of core concepts and practices of interior design.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between client requirements and opportunities/limitations of a space through practical investigation.
  3. Communicate creative ambition and imaginative ideas using a range of methods relevant to an Interior Designer.
Reading List
Drew Plunkett, Drawing for Interior Design, Laurence King, 2nd Edition, 2014
Jennifer Hudson, Interior Architecture: From Brief to Build, Laurence King, 2010
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Simple space surveying, drawing to scale, interviewing, developing briefs, preparation of presentation drawings and models
KeywordsSurveying,scale drawing,developing of brief,identifying precedents,problem solving
Course organiserMr Andrew Siddall
Course secretaryMiss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736
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