Interior Architecture Tangible Environment 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

Through exploratory mapping and practical, two-dimensional and bubble diagramming, this online unit in Interior Architecture Tangible Environment Studio from Curtin University will provide you with an in-depth understanding of spatial planning, adjacencies and hierarchies in design.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia, the unit teaches how to evaluate planning methodologies and use built-in and loose furnishing elements to define function and space of interiors, through studio work and function workshops. You will explore contemporary professional and industry design standards, along with how building codes are related to the design and planning of both domestic and commercial interiors, and the differences between the two.

You will examine a range of planning strategies and furniture, including typical sizes, layouts and styles of drawing, and vertical and horizontal access designs. The unit will cover how views, privacy and publicity should be taken into account within plans and designs, along with the effects of light and shade, and colour materiality. Students will also undertake construction documentation and detailing.

This unit is assessed through an assignment on reflection (20%), an assignment on design commercial interiors (30%) and a final design project (50%).

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 units:

  • Interior Bites
  • Interior Architecture Design
  • Interior Architecture Functional Fundamentals

Areas of study

In this arts unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Why do we plan, its benefits and use of 2dimensional and bubble diagramming
  • Brief and pre-design stage, building codes, design brief and site
  • Planning strategies. Furniture – typical sizes, layout plans and drawing styles
  • Design process
  • Vertical and horizontal access
  • Views, privacy and publicity
  • Light and shade, colour materiality
  • Small spaces
  • Design studio

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?

On successful completion of this unit:
  • You will have developed the ability to apply professional industry standards to the creation of a design solution. You will be able to synthesise complex knowledge related to anthropometrics, ergonomics and design theory into a successful design outcome.
  • You will be able to create a design that embodies learned principles and includes a suitable use of scale, and implement appropriate communication strategies and techniques to express your design intent.
  • You will have developed the necessary skills to compose a space that incorporates the implications of spatial occupation and planning elements.
The unit will also teach you how to evaluate your own designs according to comprehensive professional standards and current building codes.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Interior Architecture Tangible Environment Studio from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP or FEE-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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