• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design Art
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Niklavs Rubenis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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Complex Linear Structures correlates to the capacity of fabricating simple curved components to investigate complex structures involving intersecting lines and curves, especially how these structures can support the human body. Topics covered include intake/observation, identifying the design problem, modes of seating, targeting specific function, ergonomics, scale drawings and prototypes, approaches to compound and complex forms, and the use of jigs for repeated accuracy.  Students will work both during and outside of class to design and make one major furniture project.  The course is taught by a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and supervised practice that exposes students to a combination of technology, theory, history, and design and making processes.  Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.

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. Show an increased level of skill with use of Furniture materials, equipment and tools relevant to design ;
  2. Plan and manage Furniture design projects, independently or collaboratively;
  3. Exploit the characteristics of materials and processes in an individual way;
  4. Demonstrate critical awareness of Furniture design issues

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1 - 4]

and Documentation (20%) [LOs 2 - 4]

Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress

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Workload

4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Design Arts and have successfully completed ARTV1202 or DESA1002 and have successfully completed or be concurrently studying DESA2206. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2203 or DESA2002 or ARTV2203 or ARTV2003 or ARTV2207.

Majors

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.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3412 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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