Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 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.

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18 points, SCA Band 1, 0.375 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)To be advised


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