Courses & Units

Object and Furniture 2A FSF216

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit provides further development in object and furniture design. It reflects a commitment to craft skills necessary for contemporary maker-designers while also exploring the role of design as a critical practice and way of thinking within a world already filled with objects.

In particular, this unit explores various structures that offer support to the human form, from everyday items like chairs through to more speculative design approaches. You will interrogate, critically analyse and evaluate pre-existing notions of structure to make individual responses capable of disrupting conventional norms. Core knowledge is further built by introducing a range of intermediate making processes and skills across a range of mediums.

This unit encompasses a combination of collaborative, individual, observational and live presentation activities. Further skills that delve into methods of reuse, repair, adaptation and manipulation of materials are incorporated as students undertake iterative processes such as models, mock-ups and experimental prototypes or interventions.

You will engage with the design and development of supporting structures through design brief/s, lectures, demonstrations, studios, workshops, tutorials, discussion or presentations that span historical, traditional, theoretical, technological and current approaches to making processes. Instruction and compliance to workplace health and safety (WHS) is fundamental to this unit.

Summary

Unit name Object and Furniture 2A
Unit code FSF216
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator Doctor Niklavs Rubenis
Available as an elective?
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Select and apply¿multiple¿technical skills and techniques relevant to¿a¿designed structure/s¿in response to unit project brief/s
  • Investigate and employ different materials to produce experiential structure/s in response to unit project brief/s
  • Identify, analyse, contextualise and¿articulate theoretical and historical contexts relevant to¿critical¿design practice in response to unit project brief/s
  • Identify and follow WHS practices relevant to object and furniture techniques, materials, equipment and workspaces
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100599 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Requisites

Prerequisites

FFSF113 Object and Furniture 1; FSF111 3D Design 1

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

FSF214

Teaching

AssessmentPortfolio (50%)|Presentation (20%)|Critique (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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