DN6019 - Major Project Realisation: Interior Design and Decoration (2023/24)
|Module approved to run in 2023/24
|Major Project Realisation: Interior Design and Decoration
|Credit rating for module
|School of Art, Architecture and Design
|Total study hours
|Running in 2023/24(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
This Major Project module enables you to prepare for independent practice in the workplace or to progress onto higher studies. It is the opportunity to synthesise your specialist knowledge and skills and effectively communicate these. In this module, you will carry out the project conceived and developed in the parallel Project Design and Development for Interiors module, fully realising it in appropriate form by its conclusion.
You will exercise and display your abilities in selecting, analysing and applying knowledge, skills and understanding to a negotiated and fully researched project in order to properly understand your strengths, interests and position in the field, and the potential for your future professional development.
You will show that you understand the complex and changing nature of problems in the professional sector of interior design and can devise and apply realistic strategies for constructing, applying and managing a process designed to provide solutions for complex situations with competing demands.
A professional standard of realisation, contextualisation and presentation will be expected, providing the elements for a portfolio of practice with which you may enter the fields of employment, self-employment or further studies.
Prior learning requirements
Pre-requisite: DN5004 Design Details
Through a negotiated and agreed individual project, you will gain experience of:
• planning, recording, managing and conducting a process for the production and completion of a researched proposal;
• aligning skills and knowledge in various areas of expertise and endeavour: technical, intellectual, creative, organisational, critical and interpersonal, to the successful conclusion of an integrated project;
• professional engagement, practice and process in the pursuit of the project;
• professional expectations of styles, formats and quality of presentation ;
• critically assessing your own work against standards expected in the field.
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Scheduled teaching provides the guidance and foundation to ensure that independent study is effective in addressing the module’s learning outcomes and assessment tasks.
In-class activity makes use of varied student-centred approaches such as active, flipped and blended learning, so that a range of learning strategies is deployed, and individual learning styles are accommodated. Information is provided through a range of means and sources to minimise and remove barriers to successful progress through the module. The course team seeks to embed the University’s Education for Social Justice Framework in fostering learning that is enjoyable, accessible, relevant and that takes account of the social and cultural context and capital of its students.
Activities foster peer-to-peer community building and support for learning. Reflective learning is promoted through interim formative feedback points that ask students to reflect on their progress, receive help where they identify the opportunity for improvement in learning strategies and outcomes and make recommendations to themselves for future development. Throughout the module, students build a body of work, including written reflections on progress and achievement.
The School’s programme of employability events and embedded work-based learning within the curriculum supports students’ personal and career development planning. Through these initiatives, students are increasingly able, as they progress from year to year, to understand the professional environment of their disciplines, the various opportunities available to them, and how to shape their learning according to their ambitions.
On successful completion of the module, to the standard expected at Level 6, you will be able to:
Cognitive Intellectual Abilities
1. work independently, managing complex problems and tasks, critically analysing your work and defending it including in the context of ethical issues arising;
2. demonstrate, through the project strategic and specific judgement in material, sound environmental and spatial decisions and the relationship of components and interior configuration to the fabric of buildings and the city;
3. transform and realise the outcomes of a design research and development project into a holistic plan for the production of the practice intended;
Subject Specific Skills
4. show your work in a fully contextualised way and to a professional standard, using industry conventions, explaining or illustrating your position in the field, your strengths and interests and how you can continue to develop your professional capacity;
Professionalism and Values
5. achieve professional standards of project management, realisation and communication as appropriate and expected in the discipline of interior design and decoration.
At regular reviews or tutorials, you are expected to produce a coherent account of your project progress, together with critical evaluation of successes and failures to date. Formative feedback will be given in response to the project plan. The final mark is given at the end of the module, following assessment of a comprehensive portfolio of all relevant developmental and presentation work and the final outcome itself. Precise requirements for submission will be given in the project brief.
Work must be carefully organised and presented to indicate the development of work and the content clearly labelled. You must attend and engage with all timetabled studio and workshop sessions and tasks set both in-class and as self-study.