• 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 builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and structures of containment to investigate more compound and complex enclosed, volumetric forms containing doors and drawers. Topics covered include organisation, display, and storage of things, design ideation, contemporary and historic examples of museum casework, techniques of carcase construction, fitting drawers and doors, and further related techniques including options of traditional through digital approaches.  Students will work both during and outside of class to develop and produce one significant furniture design project.  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. Workplace health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Demonstrate an increased level of skill with use of Furniture materials, processes, equipment and tools;
  2. Plan and manage Furniture design projects, independently or collaboratively;
  3. Interpret, communicate and present ideas suited to the Furniture project through their individual design solutions through integration of concepts and processes; and
  4. Demonstrate awareness of historical and theoretical contexts for Furniture design practice.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Documentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 2-4]

Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
 

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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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Arts (BDESA) and have completed either ARTV1202 or DESA1002. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed any of the following courses: DESA2204, DESA3001, ARTV2204, ARTV2004 or ARTV2209.

Preliminary Reading

Weschler, Lawrence Mr. Wilson's cabinet of wonder (First Vintage Books edition). New York Vintage Books, 1996.
Bachelard, Gaston Poetics of space. Penguin books, London, 2014.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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