Courses & Units

Interior Design Studio 5 KDA319



This unit may be taught in conjunction with KDA311 Architecture Design Studio 5.


In this unit students take major responsibility for developing their design work in relation to a complex, multi-variable brief for a commercial, retail, public, residential or mixed project within an historically significant adaptive reuse framework. Students develop the ability to research user requirements and technical possibilities in relation to human comfort, health and safety, and access within a framework of the social functions and responsibility of design. Students develop and articulate design concepts and design proposals that creatively integrate functional, aesthetic, technical and theoretical concerns. This includes the creative and functional use of light and sound. The studio requires the development of communication skills in relation to client requirements, brief development and the ability to present design outcomes verbally and visually. Skills in this unit will be closely aligned with KDA326 Interior Lighting and Acoustics  and KDA312 History and Theory in Design 5: Social and Cultural Theory.


Unit name Interior Design Studio 5
Unit code KDA319
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Teaching staff

Ms Kirsty Máté

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,243.00 040107

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Teaching Pattern

Studio projects, lectures, seminars, workshops and site visits.


One or more design projects continuously assessed during development through to final resolution. Verbally and visually presented to a panel that may include peers, academics and/or professional designers.

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RequiredNo textbooks are required however, recommended reading lists will be provided in unit outlines and in class.
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