ADA4001 - Interdisciplinary studio 3 - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Daniel von Sturmer


Mr Daniel von Sturmer

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Term 2 2019 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Term 2 2019 (On-campus)
  • Trimester 2 2019 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Trimester 2 2019 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Term 2 2019 (On-campus)
  • Trimester 2 2019 (On-campus)


OHS1000 and a pass in 24 credit points of studio unit at level 2; enrolment in an approved Faculty award. Students must obtain approval from their Course Coordinator.


The interdisciplinary studio environment provides through team-based project activities and problem-based learning, the further application of knowledge, techniques and methodologies from the students' individual disciplines, whilst addressing a complex multi-faceted problem. The unit may involve any combination of art, design or architecture students. The ability to critically and creatively engage with research and 'real world' problems through interdisciplinary approaches will be the core of this unit. Students will further develop skills in communication, collaboration and innovation, essential tools for both professional practice and research activities within their chosen field and beyond. The final outcomes from the unit may be collaborative or individual.


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

  1. Operate constructively and collaboratively as part of a team;
  2. Develop observation, research, communication and information gathering skills;
  3. Contribute as a discipline-specific practitioner within an interdisciplinary context;
  4. Conduct critical enquiry and provide summative reviews of peers across disciplines;
  5. Conceptualise, design and create a response to a given interdisciplinary problem;
  6. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the interdisciplinary practice, in order to collaborate safely with peers.


Fieldwork may be required for this unit. Full details will be outlined in the Unit Guide.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including 8 contact hours plus 16 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

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