• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Digital Humanities, Creative Arts, Design
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rebekah Davis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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This course provides a platform for authentic professional engagements with design industry and the general public. It involves a range of different engagement opportunities which may include an internship placement, industry mentoring, and/or public works. The course provides students with a grounding in professional design practice, exploring practical and ethical aspects of professional design. It requires students to apply and extend their design knowledge and skills through engagement projects requiring adaptability, collaboration, professional and ethical conduct.

The engagement topic is agreed between the student and the course convenor. Internship placements are by negotiation and subject to availability.

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. Engage with industry and the general public as an informed and ethical professional.
  2. Demonstrate design expertise and ingenuity through the development of solutions tailored to cultural and technical contexts.
  3. Develop practical and ethical design processes for collaborating with peers and the public.
  4. Conduct research into design methodologies and outcomes, adapt and apply findings to design process and production.
  5. Substantiate design process and product with in-depth research and rationale.
 

Indicative Assessment

Participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Research and rationale, 2000 words (30%) Learning Outcomes 3-5
Engagement project (60%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
 
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide formative 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 comprising lectures, tutorials / workshops.
b) 82 hours of independent study consisting of a combination of research, reading and writing, and/or internship attendance.
 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Design (MDESN) or Master of Design (Advanced) (VDESN) and have completed 48 units of courses towards your degree. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESN3010.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have attained the relevant domain experience required to engage with industry and public.
 

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
4480 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9463 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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