The collection. This unit is an introduction to studio-based object design and making. It sets the foundations for designer makers to respond to a world undergoing rapid change. Directed by academic staff and technicians, you will design and make a cohesive collection of small-scale objects that critically respond to current and/or emerging contexts. Experimenting with techniques applicable to a range of materials, you will develop underlying technical, critical, analytical, conceptual and research skills relevant to contemporary object-based design practice. You will engage with design brief/s, lectures, demonstrations, studios, workshops, tutorials, discussion, or presentations that span historical, traditional, speculative, and theoretical realms, combined with current approaches to making and processes. Instruction and compliance to workplace health and safety (WHS) is fundamental to this unit.
|Unit name||Object and Furniture 1|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Niklavs Rubenis|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Select and apply¿technical skills¿and¿techniques¿relevant to object-based design practice¿in response to¿unit project¿brief/s
- Experiment with materials to produce¿a cohesive series of¿small-scale¿objects¿in¿response¿to unit project¿brief/s
- Identify, analyse and articulate critical, theoretical and historical contexts relevant to object-based design practice in response to unit project brief/s
- Apply WHS practices relevant to object and furniture techniques, materials, equipment and workspaces.
The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:FSF111
On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)
Weekly Workshops (3 Hours)
Plus an additional 7 hours engagement with unit content and self-directed learning per week
|Assessment||Task 1: Presentation (20%)|Task 2: Work in Progress/Critique (30%)|Task 3: Artist statement, 300 words; Journal of context, concept and processes; Folio of final work/s (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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