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Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 1A: Around, through and Beyond the Frame (ARCH08054)

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 Each student selects a painting from a diverse list to respond to. The paintings, all with unique spatial qualities, provide a resource for students to develop skills in representation of 2D and 3D space, conceptual design thinking and spatial design development.

After researching the painting, students develop their physical model-making skills through the representation of the 2D painting as a 3D model.

Next, working within a given context (a selected designer, space, place or narrative), students develop a new purpose and atmospheric experience for their 3D space(s) 'beyond the frame' in model, drawing and video formats.

Throughout the course, students learn basic sketching and orthographic drawing techniques and are expected to use these methods of representation in their submitted drawings.
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.
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 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  8
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, External Visit Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% weighting for:
Research and development storyboards, orthographic drawings, physical 3-D models and video - all photographed, scanned and edited for submission as an A3 PDF booklet + video link.

All three Learning Outcomes are equally weighted in the assessment of components.
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. Research selected design themes through personal investigation and explore their design potential in a new context.
  2. Apply a range of interior design drawing methods and model-making techniques in the development of a two - dimensional source into three - dimensional spatial design proposals.
  3. Communicate the design journey from conception to completion through drawings and models using storyboarding and creative digital techniques.
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 secretaryMrs Abbie Humphreys
Tel: (01316) 502306
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