Courses & Units

Architecture Theory: Discipline Futures KDA349

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments Architecture Theory units focus on establishing and enhancing students’ capacity to think with clarity and rigour to ensure solid bases for research inquiry and design practice. At Advanced level, the units concentrate on building understandings of and attitudes towards the present and forecasted futures of Architecture and your role in the field and profession.

In Architecture Theory: Discipline Futures, you will identify and refine potential trajectories, and target future opportunities in design practice aligned with your own interests. You will research and investigate different emerging fields of practice in design and discuss the complexities embedded in moral and ethical obligations, both as an individual practitioner and in relation to the profession. You will develop a personal design philosophy that identifies and justifies your position and aspirations in relation to your design field and future-focused practice. Based on your identified position, you will be supported through workshops to develop a targeted portfolio and CV or design research statement that prepares you for future practice or further study.

Summary

Unit name Architecture Theory: Discipline Futures
Unit code KDA349
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator

Andrew Steen

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 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 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

1

Locate and justify personal position in relation to fields and practices of design

2

Employ effective communication strategies for professional or academic audiences

3

Identify and critically discuss legal and ethical issues in design

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100501 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KDA235 and KDA241 OR KDA248 and KDA249

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 180 minute Studio weekly

Assessment

AT1 - Design Ethics Presentation (25%)
AT2 - Visual Manifesto (30%)
AT3 - Portfolio / Design Research Statement (45%)

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Textbooks

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