ARC2301 - Architecture communications 2 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Coordinator(s)

Dr Maria Fullaondo

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • Second semester 2017 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit focuses on the development of communication skills and understanding of conceptual, historical and ideological concerns which relate to 2 and 3 dimensional modes of representation. Examining the relationship between 2 dimensional modes of representation and 3 dimensional material and physical outcomes is a primary focus. Two related themes are explored: methods of digital image production, including visualisation and rendering; and processes of material production and fabrication.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Demonstrate basic skills and understanding of material fabrication techniques;
  2. Demonstrate basic skills in digital rendering of 3-dimensional CAD models (using industry standard hardware / software) and the associated use of post-production software (such as the Adobe suite for example);
  3. Have developed a basic understanding of the transition between abstract 2-dimensional modes of representation and applied three-dimensional physical outcomes;
  4. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.

Assessment

This is a semester-long project unit.

100% mixed mode

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including 3 hours lecture/tutorial and 9 hours of independent study, or equivalent

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites