Courses & Units

Architecture Technology: Light and Sound KDA243

Launceston

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Architecture Technology: Light and Sound
Unit code KDA243
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator Doctor Mark Dewsbury
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
040101 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • 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

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KDA138 and KDA141

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

12 x weekly 60-minute on-line lectures, 12 x weekly 180-minute workshops

AssessmentWorkbook (40%)|Design (40%)|Precedent extraction (20%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

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

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