units

ARC2301

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Ms Alison Fairley

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

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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Prerequisites