• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design
  • Areas of interest Creative Arts, Design
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Mitchell Whitelaw
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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This course grounds students in theoretical and methodological issues at the intersection of design and research. It contextualises contemporary design discourse and practice, with a focus on changing models of the field and its relations to knowledge, research and production. Case studies elaborate on research in, through and for design, introducing students to theoretical models and methods that will support their own design research projects.

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. Navigate and contextualise contemporary design discourses and practices
  2. Understand key theoretical models of design practice in relation to research
  3. Critically analyse and interpret research in, for and through design
  4. Apply relevant theories and methods to formulate a design research project

Indicative Assessment

Oral Presentation 15 minute (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2]
Annotated Bibliography 800-1000 word (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2]
Essay, 3000 words (60%) [Learning Outcomes 3,4]
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours contact over 12 weeks consisting of workshop and workshop-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) (HDESN)

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
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4387 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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