- Code DESA3202
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design Art
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course requires each student to design and execute an individual project that utilises strong knowledge and understanding gained in previous furniture design courses. Students are able to broadly address issues related to human interface with the near environment and/or to appropriate a range of processes/materials utilised in furniture production as relevant to their own design concepts. Experimental studio based research aims to synthesise material exploration and ideas, informed by contemporary and/or historical precedents in the field. Independent exploration of relevant concepts, approaches, and works consolidates each student's knowledge of the contextual framework for their design project; critical reflection is further developed through discussion with staff and peers. Students will develop, complete and exhibit the finished outcomes of their proposals at the end of the semester. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate skill in the design, planning, and execution of an independent project addressing furniture related concepts and/or processes;
- Develop, research and evaluate concepts through creative, critical and reflective thinking;
- Articulate the concepts and techniques underpinning the designed pieces, and demonstrate intentionality in design decisions including selection of appropriate technologies for project;
- Demonstrate comprehensive awareness of historical, critical and theoretical contexts of your work;
- Produce results that are suitable for exhibition to a broad audience.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work (80%) [LOs 1, 2, 4]
Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation (20%) [LOs 1 and 3, 5]
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress
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Workload4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.
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