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Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 3C: Externality (ARCH10052)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will build upon earlier knowledge to advance previously developed skills in material specification and awareness of construction detailing. Working with material specification, and/or manufacturing, construction and detailing, students will test their conceptual design ideas in a rigorous and realistic manner through a series of technical detailing exercises.
Course description Through in-depth investigation and analysis of properties, usage, installation and detail, construction methods and costs, students will develop an enhanced understanding of the appropriate selection and use of available materials.

Students will research building products and materials, through analysis of case studies, explored through model making and drawing. Research gathering will include samples and detail models, alongside written and drawn observations. This body of research will result in a group resource of shared knowledge, to inspire and provoke individual subsequent bespoke detail design solutions.

Working on a singular object, or series of small interior elements, students will explore interior construction through modelmaking at differing scales, as they work through a creative process investigating planes and surface, junctions and fixings. Ideas will develop in tandem through technical drawing and detailed model, to express form, materiality and construction.
Students will learn to use professional terminology, and practice annotation, use of dimensions, and graphic sensibility, to produce a body of work, which will demonstrate specialist technical skill, material understanding and professional practice.
Course Outline
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Basic model making materials (cardboard, glue etc.) and general printing for interim and final submissions, model making materials for sketch and final scale models as required, approx. £55 (note: this may not cover all students own generated printing/model making during design stage)
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesOnly open to Visiting Students admitted direct to the Interior Design 3rd year as part of that department's portfolio of existing exchange agreements.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  22
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 14, Fieldwork Hours 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 170 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Formative feedback and Assessment:

Group tutorials will include verbal and/or written 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. Initiate and evaluate a response to research findings which demonstrate knowledge of current material specification and use within Interior Design.
  2. Explore the scope, defining features, and boundaries of Interior construction detailing, in two and three-dimensions, to externalise ideas.
  3. Apply specific construction knowledge, communicate this approach through specialist drawing techniques and development models to evidence 3d exploration, in the realisation of a detailed bespoke element.
Reading List
Booth, S/Plunkett, D. Furniture and Interior Design. Laurence King. (2014)

Brown, R & Farrelly, L. Materials & Interior Design (Portfolio Skills). Laurence King. (2012)

Kula, D & Ternaux, E. Materiology. Frame Publishers. (2013)

Plunkett, D. Construction & Detailing for Interior Design. Laurence King. (2015)

Wilhide, E. The Interior Design Directory: A Sourcebook of Modern Materials. Quadrille Publishing Ltd. (2009)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Construction Detailing, Specification, Model Making, Costing, Graphic Presentation
KeywordsDetail,Construction,Materials,External Manufacturing / Construction Process,Technical Drawing
Course organiserMr Andrew Siddall
Course secretaryMr Daniel Jackson
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309
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