Communicating Interior Solutions - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Testing techniques & methods (30%) , Assignment 2 - Project (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,131.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 1,381.00

Development of skills to assess the appropriate media and methods for the visual communication of the design intent. Students will engage with software-generated drawings and drafting technologies to complement freehand and modelling techniques introduced in previous studios.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. develop a range of creative ideas using appropriate media & techniques relevant to a particular design stage from a local and international perspective
  2. produce visual and verbal presentations that interpret the concepts of three dimensional spaces
  3. create free-hand and software generated, documentation drawings for the construction phase that are representative of industry standards.
  • Assignment 1 — Testing techniques & methods (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Project (50%)
  • Assignment 3 — Portfolio (20%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials — Students are required to purchase or have access to the Adobe Creative Suite of programs, namely Photoshop and InDesign. The presentation techniques learned in these programs will be used throughout the Interior Architecture Course.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Why we Draw
3Types of Drawings
4Expressive Drawing
5Graphic Layout Principles
6Visual Skills: Photoshop
7Visual Skills: Sketchup
8Visual Skills: InDesign
9Verbal Presentation Skills
10Visual Identity

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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