Philosophy of Interior Architecture

DIA30005 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One semester

Contact hours

  • 36


150 credit points in any course within School of Design

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce key theoretical concepts that will complement students’ studio-based interior design projects. Students will investigate historical and current spatial and cultural issues relating to the build environment and current industry practice. By developing skills in research, critical analysis and an historical understanding of fundamental theories, students will attain a broader understanding of their discipline.
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
1. Use environmental, spatial and cultural issues to inform concepts of interior space
2. Discuss the relationship between theory, research and design project outcomes
3. Interpret theoretical concepts, process and outcomes of design projects
4. Analyse contemporary interior design practice within an historical and theoretical context
5. Critique the social implications of the design of human space, and embed within interior design projects
6. Evaluate and argue key aspects of design theory that has an environmental impact relevant to the interior
architectural discipline.