6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
This unit explores the nature of design by introducing the characteristics of space, objects or images as appropriate, as part of a designer's repertoire of knowledge and understanding. Basic design studies provide the framework for the development of a language of design. The understanding of the role of the designer for the enhancement of the human experience is developed by observation, critical enquiry, interpretation, communication and the creation of visual forms. Design is presented as a creative, analytical and synthesising process with social, cultural and artistic implications.
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- recognise, analyse and apply the elements and principles of design
- understand the nature of the design process and apply methodical steps in their own projects
- have the ability to undertake basic analysis and respond to a straight-forward brief
- understand the multidisciplinary nature of many design activities
- understand selected colour theories
- develop capabilities to communicate research outcomes, design concepts and solutions
- appreciate the relationship between design, industry and art
- observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.
100% mixed mode
12 hours per week, including One 1-hour lecture and 3 studio hours plus 8 independent study hours
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Admission to any Monash bachelors degree.