- Code DESA4001
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design Art
- Areas of interest Design Arts
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Raquel Ormella
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2019
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This course provides students with training in research principles and methods especially as they relate to practice-led research. The course covers research writing modes and methods, studio investigative processes and methodologies, and critical thinking. Students will experiment with skills relevant to individual research projects.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Devise, plan and execute a body of studio investigations.
- Select and combine materials and processes skilfully to
give visual form to ideas.
- Develop a studio-based methodology relevant for a
- Apply progressive research questions to studio
- Identify and describe relevant historical and
contemporary practices and relate them to the project's concerns by integrating
studio and contextual investigation/research.
- Explain and provide a rationale for the practice-led research project.
Indicative AssessmentStudio Investigations (70%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
Expanded Proposal, 1500 words (30%) Learning Outcomes 5, 6
Workload260 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 36 hours of lectures and seminars, and 12 hours of workshop based tutorials; and b) 212 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Completion of a cognate major
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- 12 units
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