• 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.

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 skill in the design, planning, and execution of an independent project addressing furniture related concepts and/or processes;
  2. Develop, research and evaluate concepts through creative, critical and reflective thinking;
  3. Articulate the concepts and techniques underpinning the designed pieces, and demonstrate intentionality in design decisions including selection of appropriate technologies for project;
  4. Demonstrate comprehensive awareness of historical, critical and theoretical contexts of your work;
  5. Produce results that are suitable for exhibition to a broad audience.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio 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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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 must have successfully completed DESA2207 and DESA2209 and DESA3201. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2205 or DESA3002 or ARTV2205 or ARTV3026 or ARTV3216.


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:
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.

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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