Interior Contexts and Trajectories

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

Interior Contexts and Trajectories is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University. In essence, the unit examines the nature of the structures we inhabit from a theoretical perspective. You will explore the cultural, environmental, and technological factors that determine the nature of an enclosure, and critically review the ideological power dynamics at play in the spaces we construct.

To begin with, you will explore the environments of enclosure before examining factors such as surveillance and containment. Following this, broader themes will be explored such as the Stanford Prison experiment; and the female body as a political battleground within retail spaces. Additionally, you will also consider the technologies of inclusion and exclusion in relation to immigrant detention centres.

Ultimately, Interior Contexts and Trajectories revolutionises the way that you understand the spaces around you – in both practical and ideological terms. From the more technical aspects, such as lighting, to the ideological battles at work in structures of oppression, this unit greatly enhances your understanding of the enclosures of society.

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 unit:

  • Interior Architecture Technology System Solutions

Areas of study

In this Interior Contexts and Trajectories unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to contexts and trajectories, and environments of enclosure
  • Surveillance
  • Containment
  • Quiet rage: the Stanford Prison experiment
  • Isolation
  • Retail and gender manipulation and liberation
  • Technologies of inclusion/exclusion
  • Immigration detention centres in WA: exclusion and isolation
  • David Cruishank’s adventures in architecture: episode 6 – power

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?

For anyone serious about a career in interior architecture, it is essential that you intimately understand the spaces around you – how they operate, and how they create their atmosphere. Successfully completing a unit such as this will greatly inform your own work; you will be able to play with space and lighting, while considering the cultural implications of your design. Moreover, from an employer’s perspective, they will see a deeper ideological understanding of interior architecture, which suggests an ability to produce sophisticated, original work.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Interior Contexts and Trajectories 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 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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