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Master of Digital Design - 103JA

Course Code: 103JA
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
UAC Code: 880900
CRICOS Code: 066667M
English Language Requirements: Not applicable.

Introduction

This course will ground students in the practices and principles of digital design. Digital design is defined here as design or creative practice that engages with and critically applies digital processes, digital materials, and digital contexts. Students will gain technical, cultural and creative literacies and skills that can be applied in diverse professional fields, including architecture, graphic and industrial design, landscape architecture, interaction design, digital media and the fine arts. Areas of focus will include computational design and generative techniques; data visualisation and design; and rich interactions between physical and digital systems.

The program further focuses on three linked themes with local significance, but global relevance the changing nature of the public sphere; the question of urban space; and the urgent challenge of sustainability.

Enquiries

Prospective Students - Domestic
E study@canberra.edu.au P 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) W www.canberra.edu.au/future-students
Prospective Students - International
E international@canberra.edu.au P +61 2 6201 5342 F +61 2 6201 5040 W www.canberra.edu.au/future-students
Current and Commencing Students
E FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au P 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline, as approved by the University.

Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants must submit a portfolio documenting their design and/or creative practice.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from Semester 2, 2013. Please contact the Faculty via the enquiry details below for further information.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Effectively apply digital materials, techniques and processes in design. 2. Information Literacy and Numeracy:
Graduates are expected to be able to locate, identify, collate, analyse, manipulate, evaluate, interpret and present information and numerical data.

3. Information and Communication Technology:
Graduates are expected to be able to select and use appropriate information and communication technology to retrieve, manipulate and present information.

9. Lifelong Learning:
d. have an understanding of how to apply their knowledge and abilities to many different contexts and fields.

10. Personal Attributes:
a. be independent thinkers and agents for change.
Adapt and innovate, creating new designs, systems and processes that demonstrate an analytic understanding of specific problems and contexts. 4. Problem Solving:
a. identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field;
c. implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems;
d. anticipate and define new problems; and
e. identify and resolve new problems in new fields.

6. Effective Workplace Skills:
a. demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative, adaptability, leadership, resourcefulness;
b. have the ability to initiate new ideas, implement decisions and cope with uncertainty.
Independently navigate, select and apply technologies of digital design in order to solve complex problems. 3. Information and Communication Technology:
Graduates are expected to be able to select and use appropriate information and communication technology to retrieve, manipulate and present information.

4. Problem Solving:
b. apply appropriate problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking;
c. implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems.
Demonstrate and communicate a critical understanding of contemporary theory and practice in digital design. 1. Communication:
a. express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity;
b. present arguments and ideas effectively.

4. Problem Solving:
b. apply appropriate problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking.

7. Professional Ethics:
b. appreciate the social and cultural context of their profession.
Successfully collaborate with other designers in multi-disciplinary teams 1. Communication:
b. present arguments and ideas effectively;
c. actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people;
d. negotiate effectively.

5. Working With Others:
a. work with others as part of a group;
b. take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks;
c. be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group members;
d. evaluate group performance;
e. take initiative and demonstrate leadership; and
f. respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender.
Reflect on their own practice and approach in relation to the wider contexts of digital design. 9. Lifelong Learning:
a. be independent self-directed learners with the capacity and motivation for lifelong learning;
b. be aware of how they best learn;
c. possess self-knowledge and the ability to assess their own performance critically and accurately.
Articulate an ethical approach to digital design that considers social, cultural and environmental factors. 7. Professional Ethics:
a. act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society; and
b. appreciate the social and cultural context of their profession.

8. Social Responsibility:
a. work toward improvement in society;
b. understand economic, political, social, and environmental systems with an international perspective;
c. act in environmentally sustainable ways; and
d. accept service to the community as the primary purpose for professional life.

Course Duration

Three semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semseters.

Honours

Students who complete this course with merit may continue to the Master of Digital Design (Honours), which extends this course into practice-led research, and offers a pathway to further research study.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

175JA Master of Architecture/Master of Digital Design

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode

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