DSGN09006 2013 Masters Studio 2

General Details

Full Title
Masters Studio 2
Transcript Title
Masters Studio 2
N/A %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
09 - NFQ Level 9
40 - 40 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Bernadette Donohoe, Kevin Savage, Maeliosa O'Brien, Rowan Watson, Emmet O'Doherty, Cliona Brady, Peter Scanlon, Michael Roulston
Programme Membership
SG_DINTE_M09 201100 Master of Arts in Interior Architecture SG_DINTE_M09 201300 Master of Arts in Interior Architecture

Masters Studio 2 is designed to allow students to explore innovative design propositions evolving from the core values for the programme. Students determine the direction of their own education through their personal choice of design thesis. The module will ensure that students engage in active and critical analysis and debate at the forefront of knowledge on what constitutes interior architecture. The module will also reinforce the programmes ethos that architectural knowledge and expertise is synthesised through students own projects.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Understanding how to research and prepare the brief for a design project (taking appropriate factors into account) and of the roles of the architect, client and other professionals who may be involved in its formulation 


Generate and test innovative design propositions which respond to rigorously researched issues and contexts 


Demonstrate ability to select from complex and advanced skills and to develop new skills relating to emerging techniques to a high level 


Design and analyse advanced architectural structures in collaboration with engineering professionals


Communicate results of research and innovation to peers


Demonstrate a range of standard and specialised research or equivalent tools and techniques of architectural enquiry


Generate innovative responses to complex design challenges meeting aesthetic, environmental, social and technical requirements


Direct processes of design and construction which resolve and synthesise diverse and potentially conflicting requirements


Demonstrate an ability to engage in and evaluate innovative experimental design with critical reflection


Demonstrate skills for learning from experience at this level

Module Assessment Strategies

Design thesis project

Indicative Syllabus

The syllabus allows students to develop their skills and knowledge in interior architecture and provides support for students to determine the direction of their own education through their individual choice of design thesis project. The design thesis project should align with the student’s choice of design studies elective and the dissertation area.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Individual Project Portfolio Submission Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Architectural Studio Masters Studio 2 20 Weekly 20.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self directed learning 36 Weekly 36.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 20.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Student should direct their own reading to inform their design thesis

Other Resources


Additional Information