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Design Studio 4 (9977.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 2 MS   Gay   WILLIAMSON (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

Unit Outlines

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (190844) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (178451) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178452) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164884) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (162528) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (162529) - View

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This studio unit explores design as a process that draws on precedent, creativity, tectonics and environment. The unit includes understanding of the integration of theory, spatial concepts and planning, structure and systems, material and detail in formulating design responses. Projects are used to explore spatial sequence and transition, circulation and movement, site and context, scale, form and construction, art in public places. Sustainable design is studied and integrated into the studio projects. Ethics related to design is introduced. Students undertake projects in a studio environment working individually and in teams.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand critical spatial, environmental concepts and the value of site and context to design;

2. Communicate design solutions through visualisation, digital media, and prototypes/models;

3. Appreciate theory and precedent as design determinants;

4. Understand sustainable design and passive technologies;

5. Understand the integral relationship between design, structure and detail;

6. Exercise critical judgement in relation to their own and others' work;

7. Demonstrate high level communication and presentation skills; and

8. Demonstrate an awareness of ethics in design.

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