Associate Degree in Furniture Design (S2F)

Overview  2018

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

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Duration
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

: See entry requirements
Course code
CRICOS: 057120K
Current students
View 2017 information
No new enrolments are being accepted into this course in 2017 until further notice.

This two-year course is offered either on a full-time or part-time basis by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology through the School of Architecture & Design. It is undertaken on campus in Inveresk, Launceston and gives graduates a foundation in the design and fabrication of furniture.

The course is aimed specifically at the needs of furniture designers and makers and aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness necessary for graduates to practise their profession.

To complete the Associate Degree in Furniture Design successfully, students are required to demonstrate competencies in the analysis, synthesis, judgement and communication of concepts and ideas in furniture, as well as the ability to apply successfully the acquired theoretical knowledge, and technical and professional skills.

Career outcomes

  • Self-employed designer and furniture practitioner
  • Employee working as a designer or maker in the fine wood industry, as a designer in a furniture production house and as a production manager in the production of furniture.

Course structure

Schedule A

This unit provides an introductory global survey of early architecture and design. It develops knowledge and understandings of key concepts, landscapes, cities, buildings and design relative to social, cultural and technological dimensions contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students investigate the activity of experiencing, seeing, feeling, sensing, hearing, measuring and documenting observations. These investigations require imagining, representing and testing ideas through a range of media, in addition to researching and beginning to develop critical self-analysis. Students develop design…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces a range of furniture-making skills and techniques, in addition to safe operation and maintenance of hand tools, power tools and machinery, specific to the timber-furniture industry. The main focus is to develop students' hand-tool skills as well…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is an introduction to freehand and measured drawing techniques and drawing practice. Studio based exercises will include two and three dimensional drawing conventions, and their types and uses in design. Studio exercises begin with line drawing and increase…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to global architectural and design histories and theories post 1750. It aims to develop knowledge and understandings of key concepts and referents relative to their economic/political, ideological/cultural, and technological/material contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will develop advanced machine operation techniques as well as build on the timber construction knowledge and hand-tool use developed in Furniture Technology 1. Dovetail joinery and advanced timber machining will be combined to produce a small…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students develop design skills and knowledge as the basis for individual approaches to design and production of free standing items of furniture. Students apply design processes, principles and construction knowledge to produce individual furniture items in relation…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds on the freehand and measured drawing techniques practised in KDA136 Design Communication 1 to develop computer-aided digital skillsets as a working methodology. Building Information Modelling and documentation skills will be developed to support the presentation of design…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the history of intellectual theories and social positions in design and architecture. It aims to develop a critical approach to design and architecture by interrogating key examples of discourse and practice dating from the turn of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the history of mass and batch production furniture to enable them to develop individual and innovative approaches to designing and making contemporary commercial items for multiple production. The design process will be based on an…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to support the development and fabrication of the KDA231 Design Workshop 4 ergonomics and seating project. Computer-aided processing including 3D printing and CNC machining will be taught and utilised throughout the modelling, testing and manufacture of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Elective*

This unit develops critical perspectives on architecture and design in Australia. It introduces Indigenous design prior to European colonisation and examines subsequent developments associated with colonialism, internationalism and regionalist positions.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit enables students to develop individual brief writing skills and to demonstrate design outcomes that centre around the needs and desires of others. The emphasis is on brief negotiation, understanding, project management and designer identity. Upon completion of this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to support the development and fabrication of the KDA231 Design Workshop 4 ergonomics and seating project. Computer-aided processing including 3D printing and CNC machining will be taught and utilised throughout the modelling, testing and manufacture of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Elective*
* Students will select 2 units at Level One, Two or Three from within the School of Architecture and Design or elsewhere in the University as approved by the Degree Coordinator.

Entry requirements

The Faculty considers for admission students who have a broad academic background and a demonstrated interest in, commitment to and aptitude for design.

Apart from the University's general admission requirements, there are no additional prerequisities for the AssocDegFurnDes. HSC/TCE subjects preferably should not be restricted to a narrow discipline, but rather span two or more areas (e.g. art and science).

A limited number of quota places is available to applicants who do not meet the normal University entry requirements. Such applicants will be required to attend an interview and present a folio of creative work and/or demonstrate skills and knowledge that suggest they could successfully undertake the course.

Applicants who have completed the first year of the Diploma of Arts (Furniture Design), accredited by the State Training Board of Victoria may be granted some credit towards the Associate Degree, however this will occur on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants who have passed subjects or units in other approved courses (completed or otherwise) in approved tertiary institutions may have such studies credited towards the Associate Degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more must be done to qualify for the degree.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2018 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $22,500 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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