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DGN4002 - Major project (design) part 2

18 points, SCA Band 1, 0.375 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Art and Design

Leader: Jenny Allen


Not offered in 2007


This unit is the second part of the major project sequence for the honours course, where students are expected to continue with the research initiated in DGN4001, and develop a time frame which details the final visual presentation in consultation with a supervisor and the course coordinator.


On successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. be able to develop and refine their design project from the conceptual stage undertaken in DGN4001 Major Project (Design) Part 1 through to a visual presentation which demonstrates a very high level of capability;
  2. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the discipline and its professional practices, with particular reference to the social, cultural and aesthetic aspects of their investigation;
  3. have a high level of knowledge of the contemporary discourse in design and visual communication and to be able to position their work relative to it;
  4. be able to debate and/or defend their practice in an informed critical appraisal;
  5. demonstrate they have cultivated high ambitions to perfect their practice of design.


Mid-semester portfolio: 20%
Final portfolio: 80%

Contact hours

6 formal studio hours and 30 hours of independent study per week