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Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 4B: Design Studio (ARCH10056)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Interior Design 3A: Research and Practice (DESI10069) AND Interior Design 3B: Design Studio (DESI10149) AND Interior Design 3C: Externality (DESI10071)) AND ( Design & Screen Cultures 4 (DESI10052) OR Multi-Sensory Cultures (DESI10061) OR Design and Material Culture (DESI10063) OR Design in Action (DESI10064))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Basic model making materials (cardboard, glue etc.), general printing for interim submissions, model making material for detail model - approximately £60 max (note this does not include students own printing requirements during design stage).
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  23
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 368 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% weighting for design portfolio including:
Design blog, videos of Sketchbook(s) of design development process and outline design feasibility study.

Package of drawings (A3-A1 size) of proposed interior design solution, provided as plans and sections to scale of proposals:
- general arrangement
- main space/element
- construction detailing
- design strategies
- lighting design + specification

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.
LO1 and LO2 will be assessed at Formative submission at the end of semester 1 with LO3 at a separate formative submission in semester 2 (week 6 or 7).
All three Learning Outcomes; LO1, LO2 and LO3 will be assessed at Summative submission.
Feedback Formative Feedback

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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Initiate, evaluate, and develop a response to the interior design brief using a structured, transparent iterative process, and personal methodology.
  2. Resolve the interior design project to a professional standard and demonstrate an integrated relationship between theory and practice.
  3. Demonstrate originality and creativity in the development of an element of your design, resolved to recognised industry standards.
Reading List
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
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Iterative design process, verbal and drawn presentations of ideas, specification of materials.
KeywordsIterative process,design proposals,detailing,model making
Course organiserMr Andrew Siddall
Course secretaryMr Daniel Jackson
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309
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