In this unit, you will be introduced to historical influences on the development of contemporary design practices. You will examine the key features of art history in the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century periods, as well as specific design movements, such as the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Futurism, Art Deco, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Pop Art, Minimalism & Post-modernism. You will learn to develop informed responses to the main ideas and motivations behind these eras and movements. You will also consider overarching themes such as sustainability, and the changing roles of technology, manufacturing and the artisan.
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- International students
- Domestic students
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1. Identify and describe historical influences on contemporary design practice
2. Evaluate the main ideas, motivations and social context of design movements
3. Apply elements of historical design thinking to a design process
4. Apply discipline based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations
5. Analyse and communicate core concepts related to discipline knowledge and practice
6. Analyse and evaluate applications of innovative and/or entrepreneurial practice
7. Develop and communicate understandings related to graduate attributes and transferable skills as adaptive practitioners
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Two hour tutorial and three hours of collaborative workshops per week.
Launceston and Hobart students will study at Foundry campuses.
AT1: Timeline- Historical Design Examples (20%)
AT2: Case Study and Artefact Design (30%)
AT3: Design Study and Rationale (40%)
AT4: CoLab Journal (10%)
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