20 credits at level HE5
This is the culmination of two years study on your Foundation Degree in Interior Design. You will be expected to apply previous learning from all earlier modules, (including the Work Based Learning Project), to this final project, enhancing your skills and learning and further developing your capacity for critical analysis.
This module offers opportunities for both full time and part time students to consolidate their experiences in, and development of, a self directed project. The range of opportunities may include:
• A project in the full-time workplace for part-time students, agreed between the programme team, student and employer
• A project for full-time students, going out into work based learning (WBL), agreed between the programme team, student, and employer
• A project brought into the University, by the 'industry' for students unable to locate suitable WBL
In this module you will follow the design process from research and inception through to creating a suitable interior for a selected space, negotiated between you, the course team and your 'employer'.
You will be expected to show
* research into design and colour trends
* sourcing and the costing of materials
* originality of ideas, independence of study, coherent, appropriate and innovative use of materials.
* a clear link between your personal approach to the project and your understanding of interior design.
This module lasts for one semester and is delivered through a tutorial system allied to 'employer' facilitation. A tutor is allocated to each student at the start of the module and regular meetings ensure advice and support is available on a one-to-one basis.
The module is negotiated between you (the student), programme staff and “employer”. This will result in a learning agreement, which is an agreement between all three parties. After that, you will direct the module yourself, with academic support from your tutor(s), and support in the workplace from your employer. The specific content of what you will learn on the module will vary between youself and other students, but must respond to the module learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
An initial briefing session will outline the module and explain what is expected from the project. Individual meetings with students will be held to agree their WBL plan and learning agreement for negotiation with the employer.
The majority of your learning in this module takes place within your WBL experience. A programme of seminars will be planned in the first half of the module so that all students enrolled on the module will share their experiences, consolidate their progress to date and discuss any current or outstanding issues relating to their individual projects.
Tutorials will be arranged during timetabled university sessions (and to suit the individual attendance patterns of students) to support your individual progress. This will also provide ongoing feedback (formative) to support your further development to the final outcome.
A mid semester (summative) assessment of Learning Outcome 1 (Carry out independent research and formulate a critical and balanced viewpoint) will be completed so that students are clear about progression at this stage.
Workplace visits will be made by programme tutors to meet you and your workplace facilitator to ensure consistency of practice and appropriateness of the student experience. This approach will be replicated for students undertaking a WBL experience in the University.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Carry out independent research and formulate a critical and balanced viewpoint||Present a coherent body of research in support of your identified design concept.|
|2.||Conceptualise, plan, source and cost the application of your design for a selected space.||Generate the design using underpinning research linked to commercial applications.|
|3.||Present the project to tutor and peers, justifying and discussing choices.||Show significant independent judgment in the critical analysis of your own work, in the context of contemporary and / or historical design.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
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Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Previous reading lists may serve as a guide, but you will, of neccessity form your own reading list with reference to your area of research.
You are also expected to maintain an awareness of events and issues within contemporary design practice by making reference to the current press, periodicals, magazines, the internet and t.v. coverage available.
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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