This course will study the evolution of modern design from the 1850s to the present. It will examine the development of rationalised production and marketing, the introduction of new technologies and materials, the development of design schools and agencies, the histories of the arts/crafts and craft/design debates, the rise of functionalism, advertising and consumerism and the place of class and gender based assumptions in the production and consumption of design systems and objects. Underpinning the study of the assumptions and achievements of the pioneer period of modern design in the arts are the architectural and social settings of Modernity. The course will examine objects as diverse as furniture, interior settings, household objects and motor vehicles.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of major developments in the history of design.
- Relate developments in design to popular culture and contemporary visual culture.
- Analyse and interpret design objects.
- Present written and oral arguments about design.
1000 word written essay (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
2500 word essay (45%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
8 minute tutorial presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
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Three hours lectures and tutorial, seven hours independent study per week.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8955||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|