Studio 3 (8969.2)
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|Discipline Of Design & Architecture||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Design studies explore concepts of purpose and place, the public-private interface, socio-cultural context and of form and structure. Responses to brief requirements, site, structure and skin, shelter and materiality are investigated and integrated into design learning.
Creative and analytical skills are developed through studies in abstraction, interpretation and synthesis. Project based learning is undertaken in a studio environment.
The brief requirements include criteria related to issues of sustainability, social responsibility and the application of research in design.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. understand the spatial concepts and core skills of design related to interiors, exteriors public and private spaces and objects;
2. understand design as a process of creative and practical exploration, integration and synthesis;
3. develop design strategies and responses to design project briefs;
4. work independently and as a member of a design team;
5. expand their communication skills.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesMust have pass (1) unit: 8968 Studio 2 or
8232 Design Studio 1.2 (Interior Architecture) or
8263 Design Studio 1.2 (Landscape Architecture) or
8327 Design Studio 1.2 (Industrial Design).
Incompatible units8328 Design Studio 2.2 (Industrial Design) 8284 Design Studio 2.2 (Interior Architecture) 8743 Design Studio 2.2 (Landscape Architecture)
Equivalent units8328 Design Studio 2.2 (Industrial Design) 8284 Design Studio 2.2 (Interior Architecture) 8743 Design Studio 2.2 (Landscape Architecture)
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Please check individual project briefs in moodle.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assignments must be uploaded to Moodle. When an assignment cannot be uploaded to Moodle, eg. Presentations in person, physical models or objects or files too large to upload then your Unit Convener will tell you the submission details in section 5b. For all assessment items submitted online via the unit Moodle site the first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:
Word Count (if applicable):
Special assessment requirements
Additional information, including further assignment and submission requirements will be provided in separate handouts [all on Moodle]. Reading and complying with this information and instruction is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit. Information in the form of a project brief will also be available on the unit Moodle site. Compliance with the project brief forms part of the Assessment tasks of the unit outline.
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.
Attributes of UC graduates
1. UC graduates are professional. Because we collaborate closely with industry and other stakeholders, our graduates have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to succeed in their profession and become leaders in their field.
UC graduates can:
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
2. UC graduates are global citizens. We support students to gain the knowledge and confidence to be global citizens.
UC graduates can:
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners. Our graduates are passionate about being at the forefront of their profession, staying in touch with the latest research, news and technology.
UC graduates can:
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
Full attendance at all lectures, studios and seminars is expected. Students must contact the studio tutor in advance if they are unable to attend. There is a significant link between a student's attendance/participation, and the quality of their learning outcomes demonstrated by the submitted assessable project components. To this end, attendance records are kept and may be used to guide and inform aspects of our evaluation and feedback.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have advanced skills in software relevant to their selected specialisation, associated with digital composition, presentation and report writing. Specific skills related to the studio can be discussed with your program convenor prior to enrolment.
Materials and equipment needed to undertake the projects, such as drawing and model making materials, and costs associated with any site visits, are generally the responsibility of each individual student. Workshop provided materials and prices are detailed in the workshop.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Good studio practices
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 juries.
- 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 the dedicated studio stream moodle site.
- Work will not be available for collection before the nominated return date. Students may be required to show their student ID in order to collect their assignments.
- Students are strongly advised where possible to retain a digital copy of their assessable work. Students should expect that tutors will write on or otherwise alter their work as a part of the assessment and feedback process.
Submission requirements and protocols
- Students are required to submit their assignments in full to the studio tutor at the beginning of class, unless indicated otherwise. Ensure that your name, student number, and unit name is provided on a cover sheet. Work not accompanied by the coversheet may not be accepted.
- Students will be informed in the assessment detailed description if they are required to submit an electronic copy of their assignment.
- Unless otherwise indicated, assignments that are emailed to the unit convenor will not be accepted as a form of submission. CD/DVD/USB submissions will not be accepted.
- It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the correct version of any given assignment is submitted on time.
- Students must give themselves adequate time to print their assignments. Problems in the printing process, or access to printers, will not be accepted as legitimate reasons for an extension.
- Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements may be penalised through a reduction in marks.
- Late submissions, received after the published due date for assignments (or later than any approved extension due date), are liable to incur a penalty.
- Tasks that are required to be completed and/or submitted in-class must be submitted on the due time and date.
- Unless otherwise indicated, students must ensure that work that is assessed in a studio presentation is pinned up (and/or loaded on the computer) in the relevant room and location before all the presentations commence. Work that is pinned up while others are presenting will be deemed as a late submission and marks will be deducted accordingly.
- A late submission will attract a penalty of 10% for the first day, then an additional 5% per day for days 2 to 6. A weekend shall count as 1 day for the purpose of this policy. On the 6th day the assignment must be submitted for assessment, regardless of its stage of completion. If a submission is not received before 5pm on the 6th day, it will receive a mark of 0%.
- Students are responsible for ensuring that late submissions are received by the studio tutor. Students should discuss the date, time and location of the late submission with the studio tutor.
- Students must notify the studio tutor of an illness or other acceptable reason for late submission prior to the due date. The student will be liable to incur a late penalty if they fail to notify the studio tutor in a timely manner.(see special considerations)
Resubmissions are allowed under certain circumstances. A student can resubmit a component of the project work (not final project submission) for reassessment within 5 working days of original submission date or from when a student is advised of the grade or a resubmission is suggested by the relevant project staff member. A student can, at most, only move up one grade, FAIL TO PASS. Resubmissions will only be granted if the student presents/submits at the original appointed hand-in time.
- An ability to present, explain and justify your work is an essential task of any design professional. Students will be required to stand-up, pin-up, and ‘talk to your work', presenting your ideas and explaining your design to a group. You will be given time slots with time for questions. You should be able to discuss your aims, design process and how you have approached the design. It's often a good idea to jot down some key points for presentation and discussion. If it is a research presentation, it may be beneficial to include some visual materials, rather than purely verbal narrations.
- Some presentations may be to a panel of visiting critics. This requires special consideration. You will need to design your presentation assuming the guest has no prior knowledge of the project parameters, program, or your previous design work.
- Unless otherwise indicated, students should sit in on all other student's presentations. Final presentations should provide an opportunity for group discussion, and a satisfying conclusion to each project. This is a valuable experience to prepare you for the workplace.