units

DGN1001

Faculty of Art and Design

Skip to content | Change text size
 

print version

Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jen Butler

Synopsis

This unit explores the multi-disciplinary nature of design by introducing the characteristics of space, objects and images as part of a designer's repertoire of knowledge and understanding. Basic design studies provide the framework for the development of a language of design. The understanding of the role of the designer in producing habitats, artifacts and communications for the enhancement of the human experience of contemporary environments is developed by observation, critical enquiry, interpretation, communication and the creation of visual forms. Design is presented as a creative, analytical and synthesizing process with social, cultural and artistic implications.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise, analyze and apply the elements and principles of design;
  2. understand the nature of the design process and apply methodical steps in their own projects ;
  3. understand spatial structures in nature, built forms and visual systems;
  4. understand the multidisciplinary nature of many design activities;
  5. understand selected colour theories;
  6. develop capabilities to communicate research outcomes, design concepts and solutions;
  7. appreciate the relationship between design, industry and art;
  8. observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.

Assessment

Series of exercises 20%
Minor project 20%
Two major projects 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Jennifer Butler

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including One 1-hour lecture and 3 studio hours plus 8 independent study hours

Prerequisites

Admission to any Monash bachelors degree.

Co-requisites

OHS1000