• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Ashley Eriksmoen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and construction to incorporate structures, surfaces and allowance for wood movement into larger furniture pieces that feature an elevated surface. The course is taught by a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and supervised practice that exposes students to a combination of technology, theory, history, and design and making processes.  Topics covered include observation/inventory of known functions and uses of surface, design ideation, scale drawings, timber selection, machine processing and joinery, and further hand tool techniques.  Students will work both during and outside of class to design and make several samples or a small project followed by one major furniture project. 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:

  1. Utilize a range of skills relevant to furniture in response to course projects;
  2. Explore the potential of solid timber construction in relation to wood movement as applicable to furniture design;
  3. Produce solid timber panels and structures which recognizes relationships between concept and process;
  4. Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to furniture projects

Indicative Assessment

  1. Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1 - 4] (80) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. and Documentation (20%) [LOs 2 - 4] (20) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress (null) [LO null]

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Workload

130 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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed either ARTV1201 or ARTV1804. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV1012 or DESA1002.

Prescribed Texts

None specified

Majors

Minors

Fees

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:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8000 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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