MDC4001 - Design project (part 1)
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Art and Design
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.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
Folio presentation: 100%, of which 20% occurs early in the semester
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.
Admission to MDesign (by coursework)