units

MDC4001

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Coordinator(s)

Mr Selby Coxon (industrial design), Dr Kate Tregloan (interior architecture), Ms Pamela Salen (visual communication)

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The first of a three part design project. In most cases the project is to be determined by the students at the start of the semester with their lecturer. The outcomes will vary depending upon the objectives established by the students and staff. The unit gives a chance to research issues, undertake designs that will lead to the development of these ideas in the Design Projects. Students should be concerned with developing their design philosophy, the way in which it responds to social needs and its visual and social expression as a preliminary to its development in the project. The contemporary discourse in design and related theory is discussed.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. demonstrate a capability to research and explore the full range of issues to be considered in a design project
  2. be able to practice design to a high standard of professional competency
  3. be able to relate their work to contemporary discourse and seek to extend its boundaries through their design work
  4. be able to defend their chosen direction in the project against informed criticism
  5. have a base of knowledge, understanding and capability necessary to undertake their project
  6. be capable of organising, developing and planning methodologies associated with the project which will help to successfully determine a viable outcome.

Assessment

Folio presentation: 100%, of which 20% occurs early in the semester

Workload requirements

Students will be assigned a project supervisor and meet on a weekly basis. Group seminars will be arranged and occur at least 4 times throughout the semester. A nominal 24 hours per week of independent study time for library research, preparation for assigned projects and personal study is expected.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Admission to MDesign (by coursework)