Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments Architecture Technology units focus on establishing key concepts and principles related to the physical facts of architecture and human experience of these facts. At Intermediate level, these units develop focused knowledge and skills at key intersections between materiality and human inhabitation. This unit is part of a suite of four units in the degree core of B.ABE and the Spatial Design practice specialisation in the Bachelor of Design. Architecture Technology: Light and Sound focuses on 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 and sound within a particular spatial context.
|Unit name||Architecture Technology: Light and Sound|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Coordinator||Doctor Mark Dewsbury|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
|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).
- Articulate the physical properties of sound and light and their relation to surface
- Manipulate sound, light and surface to create diverse spatial experiences
- Use analogue and digital processes to visualise, evaluate and communicate lighting and acoustic designs for spatial environments
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesKDA139 and KDA141
12 x weekly 60-minute on-line lectures, 12 x weekly 180-minute workshops
|Assessment||Precedent extraction (20%)|Design (40%)|Workbook (40%)|
|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|
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.