Interior Bites - 2016

Unit summary

BIA100

  • 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 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Resource kit (30%) , Exercises - Folio of exercises (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
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Domestic 1,114.00
HECS 1,114.00
International 1,364.00

Introduction to the tools of the Interior Designer and how they are integrated into Interior Architecture. Although exploring interior from a holistic perspective, it also identifies the range of constituent aspects: terminology and concepts for each, as well as key principles and strategies for working with these elements. Students will be exposed through design exercises to discipline exemplars thereby highlighting strategies for application and innovation. Aspects such as colour and light; lighting; materials, finishes and decoration; noise, sound, acoustics; space and volume; furniture and furnishings; technology and structure will be the foci.

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

  1. identify and source information relating to a range of interior aspects
  2. evaluate, synthesise and apply discipline knowledge to design tasks
  3. use technologies appropriately to develop skills and strategies to apply to studio projects
  4. integrate and apply critically and creatively specialist knowledge to small scale project
  5. communicate design ideas visually.
  • Assignment — Resource kit (30%)
  • Exercises — Folio of exercises (30%)
  • Project (40%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

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

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.

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

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Form and Space
2Light and Lighting
3Colour
4Materiality
5Furnishing, Decoration and Ornaments
6Sound and Technology
7Furniture
8Inspiring Interiors

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • 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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture

    By:Coles, John

    ISBN: 9781472524652

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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