History of Interior Architecture

DIA10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21




Alternative Tertiary Entry Program: Students who have passed DIA00001 are exempted from taking this unit and must select another unit in its place with advice from a Course Advice Specialist. 

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce important historical precedents and theoretical movements of interior architectural history. By developing skills in research, critical analysis and an historical understanding of key building, practitioners and styles, students will attain a broader understanding of their discipline.
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
1. Analyse historical precedents in interior architectural history
2. Identify key ideas and developments in the history of interior architecture
3. Use a theory of spatial design to analyse a precedent project
4. Implement the research findings of an interior architectural precedent using different written and visual
representation skills
5. Evaluate the influences of historical interior architectural precedents on contemporary spaces