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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- utilise a range of skills relevant to furniture in response to course projects;
- explore the potential of solid timber construction in relation to wood movement as applicable to furniture design;
- produce solid timber panels and structures which recognises relationships between concept and process; and
- engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to furniture projects.
School of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Documentation (20) [LO 2,3,4]
- Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress (null) [LO null]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|01 Oct 2024
|18 Oct 2024
|18 Oct 2024
|31 Dec 2024