Core Module Information
Module title: Foundation Interior and Spatial Design 2

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES07122
Module leader: Paul Kerlaff
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography

To study this module you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or to have passed this module

Description of module content:

You will further develop skills in drawing, model making and graphic presentation in order to explore issues fundamental to ‘space making’ such as; proportion, scale, volume, spatial organisation, sequential space, composition, material and texture, and the role of light in architectural space. As directed by tutors, case studies and selected texts will be presented and discussed in tutorials to advance the understanding of the theoretical contexts within which you work.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Communicate design ideas, creative processes and project realisation through a range of visual media.
LO2: Develop spatial arrangements in response to a project brief through the consideration of physical and contextual factors
LO3: Design spaces with an awareness of human needs
LO4: Define the relationship between form and function
LO5: Gain an appreciation of the role of design theory in the design process.
LO6: Identify and select contextual, spatial, structural and material representation techniques for presentation purposes.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Paul Kerlaff
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In this studio-based module, tutor-led lectures and demonstrations will introduce key theoretical, contextual and technical concepts which you will then research further, explore and apply through coursework assignments (LO’s 1-6). Coursework assignments will provide you with a variety of opportunities to learn and to demonstrate evidence of your learning through a process of development and production of Foundation level Interior and Spatial Design projects.

Through studio design projects you will engage with precedent studies of prominent spatial design schemes (LO5) and formal visual language (LO1,6); you will be given simple design problems to research and develop (sketchbooks) (LO1,5) and represent using formal visual language systems (LO2,3,4,5,6) including basic use of digital media (LO1,6)

Weekly Tutor-lead demonstrations and lectures will introduce key concepts and skills. You will then work independently and collectively in class under guidance of tutors to explore and apply these ideas in the context of the coursework assignments. Emphasis is placed on independent self-directed and peer-supported learning to allow you to explore and develop your own interests within the subject area in depth. To support this independent learning beyond class time, a range of multimedia resources are provided through the virtual learning environment (Moodle).

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback is provided throughout the module in class from peers and tutors during regular group discussions and presentations of work in progress. Formative assessment will take place at interim points during scheduled learning activities. This will help to direct your learning prior to submission of work for summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will take place through submission of a final portfolio of work which will contain and present all the project work from that trimester. Each portfolio submission provides an opportunity to demonstrate learning across all learning outcomes for the module. The Summative portfolio review takes place in week 15 and verbal feedback is normally recorded. The Portfolio will present your account of the tasks you have undertaken throughout the module as you have gained and developed an understanding of design practice, along with all required deliverable outputs specified in the coursework briefs. In practice, this is presented in a printed and bound A3 booklet and a corresponding PDF submission on Moodle. Submissions will be assessed based on assessment criteria provided within the coursework assignment briefs at the beginning of each project. These assessment criteria are mapped onto the learning outcomes for the module allowing you to clearly demonstrate evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes for the module (LOs1-6).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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