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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jennifer Butler


Multi-faceted and multidisciplinary projects. Studies of the contemporary discourse in spaces, objects and images. Their embodiment as habitats, artefacts and communications. Related social theory. Students articulate and test their individual design philosophies in studio discussion.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to

  1. articulate a personal aesthetic that responds to contemporary discourse in design;
  2. undertake design projects with a high degree of integration of all project factors;
  3. competently resolve the technical and/or structural requirements of the design;
  4. specify the production scenario for the design;
  5. communicate the design with high quality presentations and specifications;
  6. observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice


Projects: 80%
Oral and written presentations: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jennifer Butler

Contact hours

8 studio/seminar hours and 16 hours of independent study per week