Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Janet Mills


This unit deals with design methodology, concept development and resolution of problems in two and three-dimensional design. Projects provide opportunities for students to develop and understand the context that informs their work. Students consider the relationship between form and communication. Design issues, critical theory and history are explored in relation to assigned projects. During this time students will explore and experiment with design techniques and processes relevant to current assignments.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. execute work addressing both practical and conceptual briefs with confidence in their own competence
  2. evaluate design problems and approach them perceptively and appropriately
  3. demonstrate an ability to develop concepts and resolve problems in both two and three-dimensional design
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the context that informs their work
  5. demonstrate competence in the use of materials and design tools to obtain a high standard of finish and presentation
  6. express an informed personal vision through experimentation and critical inquiry
  7. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


Major projects: 80%. Minor projects: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including; 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week