• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design Art
  • Areas of interest Design Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Niklavs Rubenis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and construction to exploit a range of traditional and contemporary techniques to design, plan, and fabricate a variety of basic typographic volumes central to furnishings and housewares, such as the cup and the box. Topics covered include the selection of an appropriate technology, from hand tools, to woodworking machines to digital fabrication, in relation to the design, plan, and product goals.  Students will work both during and outside of class to design and fabricate several small products or components of a larger product.  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 have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to accurately measure and interpret construction plans.
  2. Develop increased technical competency in fabrication of project.
  3. Manage set tasks against project milestones.
  4. Demonstrate increased understanding of furniture-making techniques through both set project and independent technical investigations.  

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1-3]
Documentation (20%) [LOs 1, 3]

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 for 13 weeks (Total 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Design Arts and must have successfully completed ARTV1202 or DESA1002. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2204 or DESA3001 or ARTV2204 or ARTV2004 or ARTV2208

Majors

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3388 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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