In this unit, you will investigate elements and principles of visual language in art and design. You will also be introduced to the nature of ‘aesthetics,’ including cultural and historical ideals of representation, perception, beauty, style and effective design. You will learn to observe and evaluate how these factors impact on social relations (e.g. fashion, media, food and entertainment) and human experience of the built environment (e.g. interior and outdoor spaces). Individually and/or in groups, you will discover how you can draw on and develop a specific design element, or design aesthetic, to re-imagine an existing design artefact.
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Dr Donald Thomson
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- International students
- Domestic students
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Two hour tutorial and three hours of collaborative workshops per week.
Launceston and Hobart students will study at Foundry campuses.
AT1: Field Observations - Design Aesthetics (20%) AT2: Design Artefact Development & Process Description (30%) AT3: Artefact Creation & Rationale (40%) AT4: CoLab Journal (10%)
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