Courses & Units

Global Studio KDA715



Studios in the Master of Architecture emphasise professionalism, critical and rigorous design thinking,
knowledge of contemporary and emergent theories, technologies and practices, and the development of skills
for a diversity of future careers in architecture.
Global Studio explores practices of architecture in relation to human rights, social justice and community
empowerment through projects situated in diverse social, cultural and ecological contexts. Projects target key
areas of research opportunity, strength and connections to international communities, particularly in the Asia
region. Through research and interrogation of complex global contexts, you will develop a capacity for critical
inquiry, challenging normative understandings of place and the discipline of architecture itself. A key focus of the
studio is the design of processes rather than products, emphasising engagement of participants in the coproduction of architecture and the communication of outcomes to diverse audiences. Through studio-based
participatory design approaches, you will gain skills in the development and procurement of supporting future
practice in interdisciplinary and diverse community contexts.


Unit name Global Studio
Unit code KDA715
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator Doctor Richard Burnham
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic 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

  • Empathise with a project situation by considering the physical, cultural, political, environmental and social conditions
  • Propose design propositions for locally situated interventions
  • Develop a design process using collaborative practices
  • Communicate design processes and resolution using targeted media, tools and techniques.
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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3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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AssessmentProject (40%)|Project (35%)|Seminar (25%)
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