Interior Architecture Community Encounters Studio

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This online unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, introduces you to real life issues that can impact communities and interior architecture, such as social inequalities and social injustice. You will have the chance to study, research and debate several real-world cases, which will in turn increase your awareness of your own community.

The unit promotes teamwork and collaboration with both your fellow students and the wider community. By working on a creative spatial design problem, suggested by the community, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the wide range of problems facing modern-day communities.

Interior Architecture Community Encounters Studio is assessed through a design project (50%), a reflection and evaluation assignment (30%), and a project management assignment (20%).

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture), Curtin University

You must also have successfully completed the following two units:

  • Interior Architecture Tangible Environment Studio
  • Interior Architecture Ephemeral Environments Studio

Areas of study

In this Interior Architecture Community Encounters Studio unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Social and cultural considerations
  • Marginal groupings and space
  • Culture and function of space
  • Cultural design debate
  • Design solutions

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

After you have completed this unit, you will possess an awareness of the issues facing communities, and how they relate to interior architecture. The skills and knowledge gained in Interior Architecture Community Encounters Studio will enable you to successfully move on to further study in the field of interior architecture. Outside of this field, the communication and cultural sensitivity skills developed in this unit will be useful in a wide range of disciplines.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Interior Architecture Community Encounters Studio from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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