Interior Architecture Methods 1 - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Exercise (25%) , Case Study (50%) - Learn more

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

This unit introduces ways of observing, looking, seeing, exploring, thinking, understanding and documenting the ‘person environment relationship’ - the (built environment) materiality of the human experience. With the focus on the Interior, the student is encouraged to discover the built environment as ‘things’ in the context of ‘other things’ across time and place. Through the development of creativity and technique in drawing, modelling, diagramming and photography, the student will exercise a critical view of the built environment and practise effective visual communication.

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

  1. analyse the city as a site through close observation, documentation and representation
  2. demonstrate observation and visual documentation as evaluation and critical practice
  3. explore and develop techniques of observation, diagramming, documentation, drawing, photography and modelling
  4. communicate through mediums/techniques appropriate to the discipline of Interior Architecture.
  • Assignment — Exercise (25%)
  • Case Study (50%)
  • Presentation (25%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to methods through a series of drawing activities
2Model making. How do you record your observations in the city?
3Presentation and professionalism
4Methods of sketching and diagramming - tools to site visit
5Sketching, Photography
6Mapping, Diagramming and Analytical Diagrams
7Concept Development, Design Material
8Orthographic Drawing
10Presentation Drawings
11Graphic Layouts
12Folio Examples

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Interactive Games
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • 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.

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