- Code DESA3004
- 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 Design Arts
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course foregrounds design as a process and combines individual studio–based exploration of discipline specific materials and approaches together with input from accomplished staff and peers within the Craft and Design areas across the ANU’s School of Art.
Based on the Independent Work Proposal (IWP), students will develop design solutions relevant to their project. The development of these solutions will be supported though tutorials, demonstrations and discussions within the relevant major discipline of study. Student projects will be informed by Craft and Design thinking, including the framing of a design problem (IWP) and its discipline specific interpretation and ideation. The mapping of autonomous craft practice onto design processes will include experimentation with a range of materials and production techniques including but not limited to the use of digital technologies.
The strength of this course rests in its integration of traditional and contemporary approaches to making: designing through making. Students will develop skills in documentation and communication of their project's evolution. Weekly and cross-discipline forums will provide for critical and contextual discussions relevant to their academic and design development.
Students will learn how to research and work in a safe manner. Workplace Health and Safety instruction is an integral part of this course and will be handled within each Workshop.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Plan and execute a design-based project.
- Demonstrate a high level of skill in the application of
relevant technologies and practical processes.
- Consider their own design work in relation to broader
- Effectively interpret, communicate and present ideas
suited to the project through integration of concepts and processes.
- Demonstrate expanded awareness of historical and theoretical contexts for art and design practice and consider their own work in relation to broader cultural contexts.
Portfolio of studio work (80%) [LOs 1 – 5]
Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation (20%) [LOs 3 – 5]
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.
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