Studio 4 (8970.2)
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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)
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 outcomesOn 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;
8. demonstrate an awareness of ethics in design.
Graduate attributes1. 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Individuals entering this program will bring with them a diversity of attributes and experiences. As a student of the University you will develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. You will be required to use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. When you graduate, you will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.
PrerequisitesMust pass (1) unit: 8969 Studio 3 or
8283 Design Studio 2.1 (Interior Architecture) or
8718 Design Studio 2.1 (Landscape Architecture) or
8315 Design Studio 2.1 (Industrial Design).
Incompatible units8316 Design Studio 3.1 (Industrial Design) 8285 Design Studio 3.1 (Interior Architecture) 8719 Design Studio 3.1 (Landscape Architecture)
Equivalent units8316 Design Studio 3.1 (Industrial Design) 8285 Design Studio 3.1 (Interior Architecture) 8719 Design Studio 3.1 (Landscape Architecture)
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Please check individual project briefs.
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 design 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
The following additional Discipline specific regulations and procedures are designed to ensure equity for students in the submission, feedback and assessment of projects.
- Submission requirements and protocols
It is UC policy that students submit ALL written work on Moodle in the appropriate assignment dropbox for this unit. You should ensure that your name, student number, and unit name is provided on the front cover and as a running head on each page.
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 Moodle 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 (digital image, scanned copy, PDF version, or video) of the artefact and submit this in the appropriate assignment dropbox as evidence of their completed and on time submission.
Students will not be required to submit preparatory field notes, visual journals or design studio portfolios, unless specifically required as part of the unit assessment tasks. Students may be asked to provide evidence of these in class at the request of the unit tutor or unit convenor.
- Late Submissions will not be accepted
All assessments must be submitted at the due time and date and in the form and manner stated in the assessment outline.
Only in exceptional circumstances as stated in UC policy, will applications for an extension be considered. An extension needs to be applied for in writing and in advance of the submission date. The application must specify the length of the extension being sought and provide documentation such as counselling or medical certificates that cover this period. Extensions can only be given for the period stated in the documentation submitted. Counselling certificates are not a guarantee of an extension. All assessments must be submitted on time in order to pass the unit. Unless otherwise stated in the Unit outline, re-submissions for failed work will not be accepted. This assessment policy is designed to be fair to all students. Adherence to deadlines is essential in the design professions.
Students should aim to complete all work to a high standard. In the event that the assessment is incomplete at the due date, students are encouraged to submit their work at the stage they are up to.
- 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 unit on Moodle.
Work will not be available for collection before the nominated return date. Students must retain a digital copy of their assessable work; this includes the electronic copy of physical artefacts (see point (i) above). Students should expect that tutors will write on or otherwise alter their work as a part of the assessment and feedback process.