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Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 1A: Around, through and Beyond the Frame (DESI08117)

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. 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
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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 secretaryMiss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736
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