• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Design Art
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Rohan Nicol
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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CAD-Design-Create 1 provides graduate coursework students with a broader range of skills, techniques and processes in computer-based design for 2D and 3D manufacturing. Students will prepare and present increasingly sophisticated design ideas and materialize them through computer controlled fabrication processes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of an extended range of techniques and processes used in 2D and 3D computer aided design (CAD)
  2. Show advanced creative exploration of the digital design environment and its application.
  3. Interpret, communicate and present ideas and design solutions.
  4. Recognise historical and theoretical contexts of individual project areas
  5. Comply with OH & S requirements and procedures.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work: 70% [LO 1- 4] 

Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation: 20% [LO 1 -5]

Participation 10%: [LO 1-5]

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

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4 hours per week lectures in the computer lab, critiques and supervised practical sessions and 1 hour per week graduate focus-sessions. 4hrs of independent study is expected.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed DESA6100. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed DESA2012.

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8437 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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