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Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 2A: Medium spaces project (ARCH08056)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course focuses on the challenges of designing an interior intervention into an existing building over multiple floors.
Course description Using an existing medium-size multi-storey space, students will be asked to analyse, and redesign this space for a new function. They will be expected to establish a brief in order to respond to the potential clients needs.

Students will prepare scheme design proposals in sketch and exploratory model form for discussion. During this iterative process they will prepare final proposals in drawing form, to scale, for submission.
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
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  28
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 consisting of:

Digital portfolio containing research sketch book blog, development drawings and models and final scheme design scale drawing set with interior visuals.

All three Learning Outcomes are equally weighted in the assessment of components
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 be given written formative feedback on their formative submission and work to date.

Summative Feedback and Assessment:
At the end of the course students will submit a final edited portfolio of work and a self-evaluation form, and be given 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. Investigate and demonstrate the use of an appropriate range of practical, material and theoretical research methods in relation to the building and its existing and proposed use.
  2. Develop and evaluate core interior architectural design theories and applications in relation to the new use of the building, and its relationship with the existing building.
  3. Present knowledge, skills and understanding of the design solution in a graphically coherent way.
Reading List
Ann Ross, Jonathan Hetreed, Charlotte Baden-Powell, Architects Pocket Book, Routledge, 4th Edition, 2011
Francis D.K. Ching, Corky Binggeli, Interior Design Illustrated, John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2012
Fred Scott, On Altering Architecture, Routledge, 2008
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 Edward Hollis
Course secretaryMr Brendan Sweeney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6329
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