Interior Architecture Contexts

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 Architecture Contexts is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University. You will consider central art, design, and philosophical movements to understand the intrinsic link between cultural context and architecture. You will also learn how regional difference creates opportunities and disadvantages within the field of creative practice.

To begin with, you will learn how to finesse your research process before applying these skills to studying the Bauhaus, and themes of destruction and creativity. This is followed by an examination of Japan and modernism, before considering the impact that the Cold War and the Space Race had on the work of the Eameses.

Ultimately, Interior Architecture Contexts provides you with a sophisticated comprehension of how context – cultural, historical and geographical – crystallises the parameters of creative practice. You will then be able to use the influences of the practitioners studied to develop and inform your own work.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, you must be accepted into the following course:

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

Areas of study

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

  • Introduction of the unit and context
  • Introduction to library database and research processes
  • Bauhaus: destruction and creativity
  • Mies: woman in a glass box
  • Japan and modernism
  • Glass and plastic
  • Cold War/Space Race/Eameses
  • Museum design. Collaborative Design: working together with clients

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?

It is impossible to succeed in a creative field without knowing its history, traditions, and reference points. Interior Architecture Contexts is engineered to provide you with these insights within the field of interior architecture. Furthermore, having a vast pool of influences to draw on, as well as understanding the link between context and design, will be immensely useful when it comes to designing your own projects. Moreover, from the perspective of an employer, completion of a theoretical unit shows that you're not simply talented, but aware of the rich cultural history of your chosen profession.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

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