Interior Architecture Practice
Undergraduate | CUR-BIA430 | 2024
Broaden your view of the professional world in which an interior architect sits. Understand the impact of marketing, insurance and compliance. Go through the ins and outs of risk management. Explore the fundamentals of how to start your own practice.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Enrol by
- 19 May 2024
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 27 May 2024,
- 25 Nov 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Interior Architecture Practice
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- evaluate, interpret and respond to hypothetical situations occurring in the professional practice of Interior Architecture
- critique professional design practice issues, scenarios and strategies
- communicate complex transdisciplinary realities of Interior Architecture professional practice including workplace culture, management and compliance
- construct and communicate a complex Case Study that includes interview processes and material inquiry
- explain components of professional design.
- Professional Practice
- Stages of a Project & Roles of Design Team Members
- Site Investigation
- Project Cost Management
- Contract Documentation
- Managing a Business
- Marketing design services & Client /Architect relations
- Risks in Design Practice
This subject is designed to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of a career in design practice that extends to the transdisciplinary nature of interior design professional practice. Students investigate the role of the interior designer within the complexities of a project and what it means to collaborate professionally with consultants, suppliers and clients. A range of guest speakers will share expertise and practice experiences from a number of perspectives including practice management, law, contracts and specifications presenting various insights into the workplace culture. Students will also explore the management of a project, risk management, procurement, client relations, insurances, financial management, working with consultants, and relevant Building Code compliance.
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- Practice Case Study (35%)
- Scenario Report (40%)
- Professional Practice e-Test (25%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- CUR-FAST-DEG-2024 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).
- Equipment requirements - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses