The Design Thesis is intended to enable students further to develop their design skills by undertaking a substantial project in which they have the opportunity to explore in depth a major design proposal from concept to presentation, dealing with specific issues of interest and importance and developing proposals to a high standard. The Design Thesis is also designed to develop independent learning, self-reliance, work planning skills and a professional approach to the design process. Interior Architecture and Design students will develop their understanding of their specialism through a self-directed project that responds to social, cultural, economic, historical and architectural contexts relevant of their chosen site. They will apply the results of their investigative research carried out in this and linked modules: these may be contextual, theoretical or conceptual in nature and should directly inform the design project. Students will extend their knowledge of three-dimensional and spatial design in the development of a fully resolved design project. In addition they will be expected to develop their presentation skills to produce presentations of professional standard through hand and CAD drawings, models and other modes of design communication appropriate to their proposal.