BE: Design Studio (11020.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify specific characteristics of design processes in architecture, interior design, and landscape design;
2. Explain design processes within a framework of creative thinking;
3. Explore composition strategies and concepts using a range of mediums and techniques; and
4. Apply a range of skills to three-dimensional and two-dimensional testing of ideas.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Equivalent units8405 Design Studio 1.2 (Architecture) 8968 Studio 2
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||21 June 2021||On-Campus||Mr James Young|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Milica Muminovic|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||21 February 2022||On-Campus||Miss Chenchen Li|
|2022||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mr Tom James|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Milica Muminovic|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||17 October 2022||On-Campus||Mr James Young|
Ching, Francis. Architecture. Form, Space and Order (New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2007)
Muckenheim, Mark and Demel, Juliane. Inspiration. Contemporary Design Methods in Architecture. (Amsterdam: BIS Publishers, 2012).
*** All core readings are available (PDF) on the unit's CANVAS site
Gerber, A (ed.) Spatial Abilities (Birkhauser, Basel, 2020)
Simitch and Warke, the Language of Architecture : 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know (Rockport Publishers, 2014)
von Meiss, Pierre, Elements of Architecture, from Form to Place. (New York: Spon Press, 2007)
Unwin, Simon, Analysing Architecture. (Oxon: Routledge, 2009)
Hertzberger, Herman, Lessons for Students in Architecture. (Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2009)
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please refer to the unit's CANVAS site for detailed submission descriptions and deliverable specifications.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Submission requirements and protocols
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the correct version of any given assignment is submitted by the due date and time as indicated in the unit’s Canvas site and unit outline.
CD/DVD/USB/emailed assignment submissions will not be accepted. Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements may be penalised through a reduction in marks.
Where students are required to submit models, drawings, posters or other physical artefacts that cannot be submitted electronically, students must create an electronic record (PDF) of the artefact and submit this in the appropriate assignment dropbox as evidence of their completed and on time submission.
Feedback and return of material
Apart from the grades/marks/comments given for the progressive assignments, feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at reviews. In design education and practice the fundamental vehicle for receiving feedback is the verbal response or critique. Designers are expected to listen carefully and dispassionately to what is said and respond accordingly. It is therefore important that you develop the facility for recording what is said – this may include enlisting a fellow student to take notes on your behalf during your presentation.
Unless otherwise advised, assignments, together with marks and feedback, will be available for collection from the lecturer during class. All grades will be posted on Canvas.
Work will not be available for collection before the nominated return time. Students must retain a digital copy of their assessable work. This may include photographing work such as physical models or scanning hand drawn work. Students should expect that tutors will write on or otherwise alter their work as a part of the assessment and feedback process.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
Attendance at scheduled classes and contribution over the semester is expected. Presentation and discussion of your work in progress are essential for the development of your design skills in meeting the learning outcomes of the subject and for your design education.
Participation in studio sessions and reviews provides important opportunities for feedback and demonstrates that the submitted work is your own.
In order to receive a grade of Pass or better, students must bring their work in progress to studio sessions, reviews and juries as detailed in the unit outline. Assessment items that have not been presented for review during the semester as required may not be submitted for final assessment.
Please advise the Unit Convener if you are unable to attend a particular class or studio.
Required IT skills
Ability to produce 2D drawings and 3D models.
Ability to compose presentation layouts in a relevant professional e-publising software: Adobe InDesign, MS Powerpoint, Keynote, Google Slideshow, or similar.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (199689)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (199557)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (203619)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (195390)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (198836)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184261)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (192476)