DSGN07103 2019 Interior Architecture Studio IV: Work Placement
This module constitutes an Interior Architecture/ Interior Design practice-based work placement. The module consolidates the students' understanding of the design process as applied within practice. In this module, students typically engage in work, within a design practice, working on Interior Architectural or Interior Design projects. In this environment, students design for live clients, engaging in the collaborative work place environment and group work situations. This module develops learners' ethical awareness, resourcefulness, technical knowledge and legislative knowledge, along with their organisational, collaborative and design skills. Students also complete a work log, consult with a work mentor in the practice and consult periodically with a supervisor from ITSligo.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Collaborate or witness the identification and development of a design brief in response to an interior design problem, that relates to local social, cultural and ecological issues.
Manage the design research process and apply artistic and design principles in the context of broader cultural and social perspectives.
Collaborate and negotiate design ideas and production methods professionally, within a multidisciplinary group including users/stakeholders, consultants and contractors.
Demonstrate an awareness of specification and costs relevant to design proposal.
Integrate legislation, codes of practice, and health and safety within a design solution.
Provide creative and innovative design participation during part of the research, design and/or production of a functional and aesthetic interior.
Synthesise physical, contextual, social, cultural and aesthetic information realting to the conception and generation of interior spaces in response to an agreed brief.
Communicate design ideas through visual, verbal and written methods, utilising appropriate media and graphic techniques.
Integrate systems of form, elements, furniture, surfaces, materials, colour and light in the design of spaces.
Collaborate purposefully and respectfully within a team, managing between the different roles, responsibilities and interests in the design and production process.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The student engages reflectively in work-based learning. The student produces a reflective digital portfolio of work, and keeps a work log that is signed regularly by a member of the practice. This experiential and student‑centred approach promotes personal, reflective and active engagement with learning, fostering confidence and competence in the communication of ideas. Clearly defined learning outcomes are constructively aligned with assessment criteria.
Module Assessment Strategies
The student's work portfolio and work log are broken down into a series of criteria, that the student addresses reflectively.
Repeat assessment will be dependent on failed components. This will be confirmed at formal exam boards.
In this module, students engage in an interior focused work placement within an interior Architecture, Interior Design or Architecture practice. Students engage in collaboration within the team environment of a design practice. They work on, or reflect upon, projects that work with live clients to identify a need, and they use their skills as Interior Architects to design interior artefacts and/or interior improvements.
The student engages reflectively in work-based learning. The student produces a reflective digital portfolio of work, and keeps a work log that is signed regularly by a member of the practice.
This process involves the following:
- Identifying and approaching a practice for work
- Research and analysis of design problems (and related ethical, legal, technical and contextual issues, opportunities and limitations);
- Collaborative participation in design responses to simple briefs;
- Collaborative development of a plan of action and time management (in response to all of the above);
- Collaborative development of a design response, in cognizance of technical, legislative and cost constraints;
- Design realisation as collaborative production/product/interior improvement;
- Reflective presentation;
- Students are to work in collaboration with members of the organisation identified at all stages of the project, and where possible in collaboration/communication with arts or designers from other fields.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Work log||Project||Assessment||25 %||End of Year||2,6,10|
|2||Reflective portfolio and case studies||Project||Individual Project||75 %||End of Year||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10|
Distance Learning Mode Workload
|Individual Diary / Log Book||Offsite||Work Log book or supervision||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||Offsite||Internship||296||Once Per Semester||19.73|
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