• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of major developments in the history of design.
  2. Relate developments in design to popular culture and contemporary visual culture.
  3. Analyse and interpret design objects.
  4. Present written and oral arguments about design.

Indicative Assessment

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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Workload

Three hours lectures and tutorial, seven hours independent study per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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