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.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit examines the history of European Modernism as it relates to the disciplines of visual communication, industrial design and spatial design. Key Modernist movements and practices are studied with particular consideration given to their ideological, political and cultural contexts and motives. The critical tendencies of twentieth-century avant-garde practices are considered in terms of their lasting implications for the social role of design. Students will develop a range of critical approaches to analysing design in relation to its historical, social and cultural context skills necessary to their disciplines and practice.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the major movements of modernism in Design;
- Recognise and analyse key examples of practices in design;
- Discuss the legacy of the European avant-gardes and their lasting influence upon the social role of the designer;
- Translate basic theoretical contexts in to practice;
- Critique works of design, and articulate these analyses in both spoken and written form;
- Identify questions and consider ways to search for information.
100% in-semester assessment
12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study.
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