Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
This unit investigates the visual and theoretical languages of design in relation to a number of key critical issues. It focuses on issues including the engagement of works of design with society, consumerism, gender, politics, and the environment. The role of the designer in responding to aesthetic and social challenges is also considered. Students will continue to develop a range of approaches to understanding works of design and related issues while also refining the broader critical and analytical skills necessary to their disciplines.
The Semester 1 program covers material suited to Industrial Design and Interior Architecture, and the Semester 2 program focuses on Visual Communication and Multimedia.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
Written assignments and a class presentation: 75%, Visual test: 25%
12 hours including; 1 hour lecture, 2 hour seminar plus 9 hours of independent study
See also Unit timetable information
TAD1101 or TAD1203