Courses & Units

Light, Sound, Surface KDA243

Launceston

Introduction

Light, Sound, Surface is part of a suite of four units in the degree core of the Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments and the Spatial Design minor in the Bachelor of Design. These units introduce you to key ideas, principles and practices in spatial and built environment design disciplines.

In this unit you will explore the use of light and sound in the creation of diverse spatial environments. Through structured activities, field observations and precedent studies you will investigate the physical and experiential properties of light and sound and their interaction with spaces and surfaces. You will be introduced to a variety of analogue and digital methods and techniques for visualising, evaluating and communicating lighting and sound designs. Applying this knowledge to a topic of your own interest, you will undertake a speculative design inquiry exploring the transformational effects of light, sound and surface within a particular spatial context.

Summary

Unit name Light, Sound, Surface
Unit code KDA243
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator

TBA

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1: Articulate the physical properties of sound and light and their relation to surface.
ILO 2: Manipulate sound, light and surface to create diverse spatial experiences.
ILO 3: Use analogue and digital processes to visualise, evaluate and communicate lighting and acoustic designs for spatial environments.

Contribution to Graduate Outcomes (Degree core knowledge)
E&C: Students experiment with, and manipulate phenomena and materials to transform human experience in correspondence with cognition and perception; assessed via spatial design and installation (AT3)

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 040101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

KDA143 or KDA144 and KDA141 and KDA148

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Workshop - 3-hr x weekly

Assessment

AT1 – Logbook (40%)
AT2 – Precedents: Analysis & Graphic Presentation (20%)
AT3 – Transformations: Spatial Design Task (40%)

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Textbooks

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