Interior Architecture Philosophy and Practice

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
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Interior Architecture Philosophy and Practice is an online unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia that provides students with an introductory overview of key philosophies, theories, practices and concepts relating to interior architecture.

The unit covers topics ranging from identity, modes of operating, and principles of practice, to theoretical frameworks concerning design methodologies, the person-environment relationship, and habitation. Through these topics you will gain a deep understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of the way individuals experience architectural interiors.

Such knowledge will help inform your architectural ideas and design, and encourage you to think of design as a process. You will consider drawing and modelling as means of thinking, alongside methods of communication and representation.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Interior Architecture, Philosophy and Practice unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to unit
  • Philosophy and practice
  • Person-environment relationships
  • Occupation, habitation and ritual
  • Aesthetics and experiences
  • Meaning and symbols
  • Social justice and responsibility
  • Interior lifecycles and sustainability debate
  • Trends and styles versus cultural heritage and longevity
  • Professional practice
  • Ethics in interior architecture practices
  • Reflection

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?

Interior Architecture Philosophy and Practice is an essential unit for those pursuing a career in interior architecture and provides the foundational theoretical basis for further study. By considering a broad range of philosophical ideas and practices you will develop a base of knowledge which can be applied to various design situations and methodologies.

In addition, you will develop stronger communication skills, both graphically and in writing, and will reflect upon drawing and modelling as a means of thinking, and consider how this influences your work.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Interior Architecture Philosophy and Practice 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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