• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Design
  • Specialisation code DESN-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate

Digital + Material
Innovation + Engagement

We offer a unique Design specialisation to give you an introductory understanding of the area that is also a pathway to a Masters degree in the discipline.

This specialisation enables students to develop digital literacy and material knowledge by focusing on cutting-edge practice at the intersection of material and digital domains. A flexible structure allows students to bring together digital and material practices, in ways that broaden and deepen their skills, knowledge and design agility.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. develop practice-led methodologies through investigation, analysis and synthesis of complex information to plan and execute design research projects;
  2. generate, develop and evaluate complex ideas and concepts using critical, technical and creative skills through design projects;
  3. critically reflect upon and evaluate theoretical, conceptual and aesthetic aspects of design; and
  4. research, design and develop projects that offer innovative conceptual and practical propositions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

6 units from completion of a theory course from the following list:

ARTH6004 City Sites: studies in art and urbanity 
ARTH6043 Modernism and Postmodernism in Art and Design: 1850-2000
ARTH6162 Cyberculture
ARTH6164 Theories of the Object
ARTH6165 Theories of the Image
ARTH6167 Issues in Contemporary Craft and Design
ARTH6171 Costume, Fashion and Visual Culture

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of disciplinary courses from the following list:

ARTV6057 Hands On: Material Language
DESA6017 Multiples and Production: The Unique Offering
DESN6001 Digital Form and Fabrication
DESN6002 Foundations of Creative Code
DESN6006 Front-End Web: Crafting Online Experience
DESN8001 Design inquiry: Application of Research

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of a studio course from the following list:

ARTV6000 Animation
ARTV6003 Video Art
ARTV6006 Photography
ARTV6034 Introduction to Virtual Reality


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