Not offered in 2005.
Synopsis: This unit explores the range of exhibition and related design applications and types. Students are initially introduced to the concepts of interior space and spatial ambience which are then merged with the visual communications aspects of exhibitions. Topics covered include current and recent thinking about exhibitions and related activities, the types of construction and presentation used in exhibition design, lighting, colour, sound, projection, and other media. Topics discussed include the implementation process, regulation and project and budget management. Students undertake design project work to create simple exhibition concepts and structures.
Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1. have an understanding of the range of exhibition applications and types; 2. have an understanding of spatial ambience concepts and the ways in which they are generated; 3. have an understanding of the visual communication aspects of exhibition design; 4. have an understanding of the way in which lighting, colour, sound, etc., can be used in exhibitions; 5. have basic understanding of major construction methods used in exhibitions; 6. be able to create simple exhibition concepts and structures; 7. understand traffic flow dynamics and statutory regulations; 8. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.
Assessment: Class assignments: 70%; a single key assignment: 30%
Contact Hours: 4 hours