Studio 5 (8971.2)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|Discipline Of Design & Architecture
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Design studios address social spaces and associated structures that provide education, leisure, convenience, rest, recuperation, indulgence and competition. Symbolism and meaning in design precedent, contextual and cultural parameters where environmental and social sustainability are investigated.
Students respond to real clients, analyse complex program requirements, develop design briefs and formulate detailed schematic responses. Regulation and other statutory influences on design are introduced.
Students undertake projects in a studio environment.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. develop design solutions that effectively integrate knowledge and design project conditions;
2. understand the client, contextual and cultural parameters including usage patterns and sustainability;
3. analyse and organise complex client briefs;
4. articulate and present design ideas coherently;
5. develop design strategies;
6. understand how regulations and other statutory processes influence design.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
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
PrerequisitesMust pass (1) unit: 8970 Studio 4 or
8284 Design Studio 2.2 (Interior Architecture) or
8743 Design Studio 2.2 (Landscape Architecture) or
8328 Design Studio 2.2 (Industrial Design).
Incompatible units8329 Design Studio 3.2 (Industrial Design) 8286 Design Studio 3.2 (Interior Architecture) 8267 Design Studio 3.2 (Landscape Architecture)
Equivalent units8329 Design Studio 3.2 (Industrial Design) 8286 Design Studio 3.2 (Interior Architecture) 8267 Design Studio 3.2 (Landscape Architecture)
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Materials and Equipment
As required for studio work
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.
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.