Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedNot offered in 2015
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 principles appropriate to studio practice


Projects: 80%
Oral and written presentations: 20%

Workload requirements

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

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