TDN2703 - Fashion interfaces: communication and the interior - 2018

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.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jess Berry


Dr Jess Berry

Not offered in 2018


48 credit points of any Monash degree


Knowledge of the fashion systems that underpin communication and interior design practice provides designers with a critical understanding of how their images and objects operate within society. This unit investigates interdisciplinary approaches to communication design and the interior through the framework of fashion theory. Focussing on issues of social and cultural identity, gender and consumer culture students will undertake a research-informed visualisation project that explores the relationship between fashion and their discipline. By integrating conceptual and critical approaches to fashion, communication and the interior students will develop their ability to interface their individual design practice with fashion images, spaces and identity creation.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of intersections between fashion theory, communication design and the interior through written and practice based outcomes;
  2. Develop critical approaches to analyzing the socio-cultural contexts of fashion, communication design and interior practices;
  3. Inform and integrate design and interior practice projects with fashion theory approaches;
  4. Apply research skills appropriate to interdisciplinary contexts;
  5. Observe and apply the OHSE requirements of the working environment.


Contextual investigation (40%)

Visualisation project (60%)

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours and 9 hours independent study or equivalent.

See also Unit timetable information