- Code DESA6017
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design Art
- Areas of interest Visual Arts, Design Arts, Creative Arts
Multiples and Production: The unique offering develops knowledge and skill, enabling students to independently conceptualise and orchestrate the manufacture of limited production objects for an identified commercial market. Students are further challenged by the provocation of why make anything for a world already full of ‘stuff’? This requires students to reconcile their process with consideration to some of the most important challenges of our time.
The table - dining, desk, boardroom or side table - will be used as a location and setting for this course. Students will be led through a range of design methodologies and exercises that will enable them to craft a table-based object that is prepared for limited production and potential commercial release. Students will have the choice of utilising a wide variety of techniques, from traditional hand skills to the ANU School of Art's Digital Fabrication Lab. Emphasis will be placed on the development of work that is carefully tuned to the mode of market-aware-production that offers low energy impact, efficient material consumption, and a design approach that is capable of changing the way we produce, consume and understand domestic objects.
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:
- Demonstrate understanding of the local and global context for which limited production objects are produced.
- Utilise the materials, techniques and traditions of craft and design to produce work that is conceptually and commercially resolved.
- Demonstrate incremental refinement of ideas through iteration and critical reflection.
- Calibrate ideas with the chosen system of production.
- Present written and oral arguments about theories of objects and their relationship with cultural, social, political and economic challenges and opportunities.
- Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to design, production and consumption of the domestic object.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work (50%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
Presentation, including accompanying notes and visual materials, 5 minutes (20%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Journal/Documentation (20%) Learning outcomes 2, 3, 6
Critical evaluation, 1000 words (10%) Learning outcomes 1, 5, 6
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are expected to have the ability to independently produce prototypes and works/objects utilising manual or digital (CAD/CAM) processes.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4156||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|