• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code DESA-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

This minor recognises essential skills applicable to the professional practice as a designer-maker and is designed to complement the relevant design arts majors.  Safe work practices are essential to and will be introduced in all parts of this Design minor.  The 1000-level courses introduce students to relevant conventions of visual communication using precise drawing and model making techniques with the aim to develop accuracy and constructive imagination. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of computer applications in the context of professional design and art practices, including image manipulation, graphic and 3D modelling as well as website creation.  The CAD pathway is focused on developing an understanding of Computer Aided Design and high level visual simulation of creative projects to enable students to communicate an idea or concept through computer modelling and if appropriate to produce/make a prototype. Students will explore web-based manufacturing with the option to link digital with traditional making processes.  The pathway in web design explores the potential of the 'Web' for promotions, presentation and documentation of creative output and its promises to engage in collaborative projects. Highly geared for the designer-maker, students prepare their web2 based set-up in support of their professional practice. Students will develop strategies and designs to articulate an individual style in support of their online profile.


Learning outcomes

Students who complete this minor will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge of developing and communicating a      response to design based projects.
  • Show ability to develop individual concepts and interpretations by      creatively thinking and reflecting on a given project.
  • Apply skills and knowledge to the design, visualisation, promotion      and prototyping of design works.
  • Interpret, communicate and present ideas in modes suited to a range      of audiences.
  • Recognise and reflect on social, cultural technological,      environmental and ethical issues of creative practice and design      considering local and international perspectives.
  • Recognise safe working practices.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
DESA1021 Precise Drawing and Model Making 6
ARTV1032 Foundation Computer Studies 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
DESA2011 CAD-Design-Create 1 6
DESA2012 CAD-Design-Create 2 6
DESA2013 Web-Design-Create 1 6
DESA2014 Web-Design-Create 2 6
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