Why study in the Creative Industries Faculty?
You'll study practical and entertaining subjects in one of Australia's leading universities, known for excellence in the creative industries. Participate in creative internships and projects, and be guided by internationally recognised and award-winning artists, practitioners and academics from around the world.
What can I study?
You can design your own creative study abroad program:
- choose individual units (subjects)
- study a set of related units in your field of interest
- talk to us about research and internship options.
Projects vary each semester and opportunities depend on the type of research and larger projects our faculty is undertaking at the time.
Contact our Creative Industries Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team for more information, or to discuss current opportunities.
We offer the opportunity for you to complete an internship (practical placement) as part of our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) units. If you are interested in completing an internship, it is your responsibility to find a suitable host organisation, and to organise and prepare for your internship before the start of semester.
Contact our Creative Industries Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team for more information, or to discuss current opportunities.
Some units require previous study and have entry requirements, while other units don't require any academic background in the areas of study.
You should check the full unit details to make sure you meet any requirements including portfolios, auditions and physical tests you need to complete. For example, dance units require a registered physiotherapist's report confirming you have an appropriate level of physical fitness and no pre-existing issues or injuries that would prevent your safe and full participation.
All students can study these units, regardless of your academic background.
This unit offers a broad introduction to the field of design as applied to architecture. It uses developmental exercises to enhance student perceptions of the built environment. Analysis of the constructed environment leads to design projects that engage with issues of context, tectonics, planning, form, and spatial quality. Orthogonal drawing exercises, freehand sketching, presentation graphics and model-making all form part of the unit content. Teaching and learning activities are spread across lectures and studio-based activities.
This unit examines technological and artistic processes of design within an architectural context. It seeks to provide the ability to develop architectural designs of controlled complexity, focusing on aspects of spatial quality. As such, this unit will expose you to the design of a small public building in the Brisbane area. Architectural design as a manageable process is explored through a number of exercises and design projects. Discrete steps in the process of architectural design are made explicit through staged activities that build to a complete design project. Orthogonal drawing exercises, freehand sketching, presentation graphics, and model making all form part of the unit content.
This unit in architectural design uses developmental exercises to enhance student perceptions of dwelling. Design problems of moderate complexity are tackled through a process of abstraction, experimentation, representation, imagination, and testing.
The concept of culture and place are highly significant to architectural thought and production. This introductory unit surveys these concepts in the discourse and practice of architecture. It explores how culture and place are understood, interpreted and made in a range of social, historical and physical contexts. The aim of this unit is to promote your awareness of concepts of culture and place as well as learn how to interpret buildings as cultural artefacts. You will learn how to interpret and analyse architecture through socio-cultural frameworks and understand how this analysis can be applied to the process of designing buildings that support the culture for which they are produced.
This unit introduces concepts and theories in the study of communication. It covers communication theory, textual analysis, representation, practice, and context. Drawing on examples of communication practice from contemporary society, the unit aims to develop your understanding of communication ecologies, processes, systems, and modes within the wider frame of radical changes occurring in the way texts are produced, read and circulated within our culture. It is one of four foundation units in the Bachelor of Communication program that supports learning activities in intermediate and capstone units and introduces you to individual and teamwork approaches to learning and teaching. The unit also addresses your role as a communicator in the workplace and initiates important strategies for career planning.
This foundational unit gives an understanding of, and basic applied skills in, best practice social media management within professional communication contexts. It introduces you to the principles, tools and techniques of professional social media practice, social media presence and the development, implementation and analysis of digital communication strategies. It also provides opportunities to apply them in the ever-evolving social media landscape through industry engagement. This is one of four foundation units in year 1 and year 2 of the Bachelor of Communication program that supports learning activities in intermediate and capstone units and introduces you to individual and teamwork approaches to learning and teaching.
Cultural Safety in an Indigenous Australian Context is an Indigenous knowledge developed by Maori Nurse Irihapiti Ramsden. Culturally Safe practice is an essential element in a professional's ability to work as a holistic and accountable professional with Indigenous Australian peoples and their communities. Whilst Cultural Safety commenced as a nursing and midwifery specific response, the need for a much wider discipline approach to educating culturally safe professionals is essential. An understanding of your own cultures and their potential impacts underpins the journey of becoming a culturally safe practitioner.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, images and cultures, have been represented in a variety of media since colonisation. The purpose of this unit is to deconstruct these representations from Indigenous standpoints. You will develop understandings and skills to critically analyse media representations.
This unit investigates the distinctive feature of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives as the philosophical underpinning of Indigenous Australian politics. This unit is delivered through authentic experiences and individualized instruction, and learning through enjoyment, including learning by observation, doing and being in a shared learning environment. Indigenous pedagogy supports students’ cognitive search for learning and processes where they can internalize, reflect, deconstruct and reconstruct contemporary Indigenous Australian politics. Indigenous knowledges are both empirical (that is, based on experience) and normative (that is, based on social values).This unit embraces both the circumstances people find themselves in and their beliefs about those circumstances in a way that is unfamiliar to Eurocentric knowledge systems.
This unit critically analyses and articulates culturally safe research that reflects decolonising methodologies as an underpinning framework for research regarding Indigenous Australian issues. The need for culturally safe research is supported by the obvious gaps in knowledge of the ongoing life-differentials and social determinants that impact on Indigenous Australians. Interrogation of Western research and Indigenous scholarship spanning international contexts will challenge you to critically analyse and deconstruct previously held perceptions of research conduct. Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies will facilitate a transformative learning journey in a process where students critique Western research frameworks that continue to represent the Indigenous peoples as the 'other'. The unit will engage your learning through Indigenous knowledge frameworks that facilitate the development of a decolonising research proposal which adheres to Indigenous research ethics and protocols.
This foundational unit provides the principles and skills of creative and critical literacies in creative practice. It introduces the descriptive and analytical vocabulary for your creative practice discipline. It also looks at the principles of Indigenous knowledges and to the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have made to creative practice across a range of disciplines. The unit emphasises the productive relationship between traditional academic communication and creative practice with student responses to creative practice exemplars provided in both written and artform-based modes. This provides opportunities to practice academic writing, peer learning, and giving and receiving feedback. The unit prepares you to synthesise practical and theoretical knowledge about creative practice.
This unit helps you develop a professional identity. It introduces the principles and skills required for professional creative practice, including tacit knowledge, education and career planning, and professional development for creative industries practitioners. As such, it addresses personal branding, communicating about your work in professional contexts, navigating ethical and regulatory questions, self-care in practice, working toward a distinctive skill set and setting career goals. Creative practitioners begin developing a professional network during the course of their studies and a foundational understanding of how to build and maintain that network.
Knowledge of the ethos, values and processes of working with communities in a responsive and consultative fashion is an important component of a comprehensive career in arts and provides key career opportunities for emerging artists. This unit seeks to engage with principles, practices and forms of socially engaged performance that privilege community and cultural democracy. This unit makes connections between creative practice and a community’s concerns and provides the means to design impactful events and projects.
This unit explores the elements of fiction such as character, voice, setting, plot, dialogue, point of view and modulation, and helps you acquire and practice skills in creative writing. It provides techniques in creative writing and editing, including some guidance in publishing. In this unit you will learn to analyse literary writing, in particular the short story, for craft elements and write your own work to industry standards. Rereading, editing, peer critique and rewriting are viewed as integral to the writing process. The writing of short stories has traditionally been a starting place for writers to begin developing their craft. This unit will aid you to improve your fiction writing skills and editing skills through a series of lectures and peer-critique workshops.
Introduction to Creative Writing aims to provide you with the fundamental skills for writing fiction and poetry, as well as a basic theoretical background. The unit looks at the development of these literary forms as a way of understanding how a practitioner might best approach both the writing and critical analysis of them in the contemporary context. It is designed to enable you to begin to develop a critical understanding of your own and others’ approaches to the writing life.
Creative nonfiction is an important part of the professional writer’s practice, and allows writers to combine real life stories with the creative writing techniques employed in fiction. This unit explores a number of genres of nonfiction, and encourages students to apply creative writing techniques to their areas of interest, from travel to music and food.
Familiarity and engagement with one’s national writing culture is an important part of a professional writer’s practice. This unit gives students a critical awareness of contemporary Australian writing, and how writing culture in Australia is positioned in terms of industry, genre, and changing concepts of authorship practice.
This unit surveys current trends in genre writing and popular fiction with a focus on writing for reader engagement. You will have the opportunity to develop a piece of writing that makes use of the techniques of your chosen genre and that reflects the concerns and themes appropriate to your genre. It includes focused writing exercises that will enhance the skills needed to develop, research, and write a genre text. It also aims to help you develop an understanding of genre theory. The unit develops your critical understanding of your own and others’ approaches to the writing life, and the theories of genre that underpin those approaches.
This unit allows you to significantly advance your writing practice and associated critical and editorial skills through close analysis of language-level literary style, as opposed to story-level or narrative concerns. In Creative Writing: Style and Technique, you will work on unpacking, theorising and then replicating literary techniques used by a wide range of exemplary authors. This unit gives you a unique opportunity to consider and manipulate very specific aspects of your authorial voice, drawing on the field of literary stylistics. Intensive studio-based work, self-directed creative practice, guided critical analysis and asynchronous on-line activities characterise the teaching and learning in this unit.
This unit provides important creative and critical skills in writing verse and cultivating an understanding and appreciation of poetry. It explores a spectrum of contemporary and traditional forms of poetry, and is designed for those who are interested in poetics and the use of words in precise, innovative, concentrated and musical ways. The unit also provides key creative and critical skills in writing poetry, while offering you the chance to practice in a variety of poetic forms and modes, reflectively writing about your own poetry, and analytically writing about the stylistics of another person’s work. The unit occurs at the mid-point of the creative writing major, building on KWB211 Creative Writing: Style and Technique, and preparing you for the advanced work of third year.
Memoir and fiction are major literary forms that are connected by their use of creative writing techniques and also by the way they draw material from authors’ personal experiences. This unit examines the relationship between imaginative literature, especially the novel, and the inspiration we derive from our own lives.
This unit introduces you to the key debates and ideas animating the field of contemporary creative writing, and allows you to consider your own writing practice in the context of these debates. The unit helps you to develop a nuanced understanding of the issues preoccupying contemporary writers, to gain insight into the historical and cultural factors informing those issues, and to articulate your own perspectives via conversation and debate. You will encounter a spectrum of ideas about what it means to be a writer today as well as the historical and cultural factors informing our ideas of authorship.
This unit introduces the fundamentals of improvisation and choreographic practice. Throughout it you will participate in a series of studio-based laboratories that seek to enliven an experiential understanding of the body in dance and explore different practices and processes that cultivate tools for dance making. The unit focuses on exploring dance through different approaches to improvisation and task-based processes. This is an opportunity to develop your foundational skills as a co-creator in dance through developing critical skills in experimentation, physical thinking, responsivity, trusting your instinct, as well as the ability to mobilise your ideas and concepts.
This unit will give you an introduction to the diverse field of dance studies. Through encountering relevant theory and reflecting on recorded dance performances, the unit will equip you with critical frameworks through which you can interrogate various aesthetic codes and relevant issues relating to dance in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. This will involve a range of perspectives including dance analysis, writing from practising choreographers and dancers, historical and cultural contextualisation, gender issues, racial diversity, and social dance.
This unit will introduce you to the dance legacies that underscore dance practice. In the history of Western Arts, a number of key philosophies may be identified including romanticism, classicism, modernism, postmodernism and metamodernism, some of which are also evident in the arts of other cultures. In dance, they led to the formation of aesthetic codes that in some cases are still very much in operation in the dance industry. These will be further contextualised in relation to Indigenous Australian dance and the wider Asia Pacific region. Through encountering relevant theory and reflecting on live and recorded dance performances, you will be supported to critically interrogate how these legacies continue to inform current practices.
This unit aims to develop your sensitivity, curiosity, and knowledge of cultural diversity and protocols, through participating in dance styles from around the world and learning about their contexts. Through practical classes you will gain an experiential understanding of the dance styles, which will be contextualised through lectorials and reflective practice strategies. The new generation of twenty-first century global citizens needs to be agile in the understandings and skills necessary to negotiate cultural difference if they are to contribute to creating peaceful communities. In this unit, participating in dance styles from around the world and learning about their contexts, provides an opportunity for you to develop these attributes.
This foundation unit introduces the history of the built environment that will inform your study of global architectures that have occurred over several millennia putting the present into its relative context. It is designed to integrate the discipline specific content of architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture within the broad context of a global understanding of spatial histories from multiple perspectives. The unit addresses key designs, ideas and issues that have shaped the aesthetic, environmental, socio-cultural and political factors that related to their production. It enables you to become familiar with the critical moments and paradigm shifts of the built environment through global perspectives; and develop an understanding of yourself as a participant in the continuum of the rich cultural tradition of designing and making places for human inhabitation.
In this unit you will be introduced to the practice of design visualisation and learn how to employ a variety of techniques to visualise design ideas to assist you in design thinking, research, communication and presentation.
This unit introduces you to existing and emerging technology and how it applies to design. In this unit you will learn about how technology is used in the design process and to design solutions. Designers need to be familiar with technology to aid them in the design process as well as being able to create products that take advantage of emerging technologies.
Design Consequences is a foundational unit employing historical, theoretical, and applied methods to explore the ways in which design influences and is influenced by cultural traditions and practices, beliefs and biases. Working across frames of past, present and future, you will learn how to critically engage with and draw upon these cultural factors and influences to shape and define your design work and practice. The twenty-first century presents designers with a challenging context characterised by the increasingly dramatic effects of climate change, growing levels of inequality, and destabilised geopolitical conditions. This unit will introduce you to a range of ideas, methods, and approaches necessary to understand design not only as products, environments, services and experiences but also as a social, cultural, political, and economic agent.
This unit introduces students to the foundational concepts of scenography through a study of historical shifts in live performance design. The unit considers how the use of light, sound, space, set, and costume in performance have developed over time, to better understand the role scenography plays within the performance work. Through this investigation, the unit covers the development of a broad range of techniques, technology and terminology used in contemporary design practice.
This unit investigates theatre and performance from Greek Theatre to Postmodernism and embraces socio-cultural/political/historical perspectives. This unit will provide foundations in academic written communication skills as required in the discipline of drama.
Authenticity is the foundation for building and portraying characters for the performing artist. This unit is an overview of the theoretical and practical components of Stanislavski-based realism which strives towards authenticity. Emphasis is placed on the critical and creative theories and techniques needed to cultivate authenticity, imagination, emotion-awareness and vocal and physical technique.
This unit addresses artistic practices and narratives that, for historical, societal or political reasons, have struggled to find a safe place and a voice in our cultural landscape. Through direct engagement, the unit will provide foundational knowledge of the sensitivities of practice and protocols to enhance communication and appropriate professional conduct when collaborating with artists and cultures from diverse backgrounds. An appreciation of how performance and story manifest across distinct cultural boundaries and history is essential for a comprehensive understanding of theatre practice in the 21st century. Theatre practitioners require an awareness of cultural practices and protocols, and empathy for the multiplicity and complexity of a diverse, globalised world, to ensure the voice of Australian theatre reflects a true picture of contemporary society.
This unit engages theoretically and practically with interaction, reaction, participation and co-creation in the theatrical experience with emphasis on comedy. The critical and creative theories and techniques needed to cultivate self-awareness, other-awareness, play, improvisation and vocal and physical technique constitute the central focus of the unit. The basic premise of performance is sharing the conspiracy of theatre with the creative collaborators, fellow performers and, most importantly, the audience. Being comfortable with the uncertainty of the live act and empowered by its dynamism and ephemerality are key aspects of the development of the responsive performer. A combination of exercises and scene study will deepen the understanding and playing of action in the comedic mode. Building on the skills learned in The Authentic Performer, this unit provides you with the skills necessary for the development of a confident and versatile performer.
An understanding of storytelling forms and the development of performance texts are fundamental communicative tools for artists. This unit develops professional dramaturgical proficiency in research, analysis, reflection and the giving and receiving of feedback. In addition, students are introduced to concepts and techniques needed to develop performance writing, either individually as a playwright, or in collaborative and devising contexts.
This unit develops an appreciation of theatre innovation in both historical and contemporary contexts. It addresses concepts attributed to postdramatic theatre, immersive theatre forms, theatre as a hypermedium, and audience-centred work. Throughout history theatre has responded to changes within society and has developed styles that have reinterpreted and reinvented the notions of character, tension, audience, site, time and narrative. One way to understand new and radical theatre styles is to investigate the historical and contemporary contexts that are shaping current theatrical practice. These practices give rise to theatre that is responsive to site, places the audience at the centre of the experience and engages with non-linear narrative form. Understanding this enables theatre-makers to develop informed choices about where to locate, describe and promote their practice and product. This unit explores forms that reinvent notions of audience, narrative, space and linear time.
This unit introduces you to the theories and practices of management within the media and entertainment industries. It examines how the particular nature of work in the media and entertainment industries shapes managerial identities, roles, and strategies. It also provides students with a broad overview of what obstacles and challenges to expect as media and entertainment professionals. For example, how do media and entertainment professionals manage teams of creative workers?
In order to work in the entertainment industries you need to understand how creativity and business can work together to complement each other. Successful entertainment industry professionals know how creative processes and projects work, as well as how businesses work; they combine and balance the two to produce effective entertainment. This unit aims to equip you with this ability to combine understandings of entertainment industries and business in the context of the entertainment industries. In practical terms, this unit aims to provide you with an understanding of the different stages of the entrepreneurial process in the particular context of the Entertainment Industries.
This unit provides an introduction to some of the complexities of the global fashion system and is intended to provide foundational knowledge and skills for students who wish to pursue further studies in fashion communication.
This unit is in the developmental stage of the program and provides you with a foundational knowledge of environmental and social impacts of fashion production and consumption. Throughout the unit you will examine the environmental and social impact of different industry business models, materials and production methods in order to develop the skills and mindset to apply more sustainable practices. It also introduces fashion systems as complex supply chains spanning raw fibre through to manufacturing, design, retailing and garment use, disposal systems at end of life, fibre and textiles, industry structures, and business models grounded in sustainable and ethical practices.
This unit develops your skills and knowledge in visual communication and presentation for fashion. It highlights both analogue and digital skill sets necessary for fashion industry practices. The ability to effectively communicate visual fashion ideas is a core skill in the fashion industry. You will learn both technical industry conventions and expressive creative processes required for visual communication and presentation of fashion products and ideas. This unit provides you with the opportunity to start building a portfolio of practical work to showcase your developing skills.
The unit provides an introduction to the foundations of fashion history through a global perspective of trade, culture and style. This unit presents a new approach to the study of fashion history as a meeting point between Western and non-Western cultures.
This introductory unit provides you with fundamental aspects of animation craft along with an understanding of the historical aspects and key practitioner that have impacted the development animation theories and practices. These core concepts will enable you to succeed in your animation studies by building foundational knowledge underpinning further animation studies within units such as KNB135 Animation Aesthetics and KNB215 Animation Performance which builds upon these skills and knowledge toward a complete and deep understanding of animation theories and practices.
The unit Motion Design encapsulates the foundational aspects of visual narratives and explores the craft of expressing them in a sequential temporal format. The richly diverse field of motion design impacts a wide range of creative areas with fields such as graphic design, animation, visual effects, sequential art, film and games all offering opportunities in motion design. This unit breaks down the motion design process from start to finish and aims to introduce you to the concepts and methods employed within the field of motion design to develop and communicate visual narratives. While this unit offers animation students core fundamental knowledge and processes, the content will also offer students within other creative disciplines an opportunity to develop cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to enhance your practice and employability.
In the evolving fields of animation, games and graphical visualisation, you will require new literacies and skills to participate fully in the 3D Computer Graphics production process. By introducing you to principles, processes, methods and theories of modelling; the architecture of 3D graphics; and node based applications, you will gain a foundational understanding of 3D graphics production.
This unit introduces basic to medium level techniques of 3D character animation by investigating the fundamental principles, concepts and approaches to body mechanics and character performance. The focus is on developing an understanding of methodology, planning and execution in order to achieve a sense of physicality and believability. When creating animated content for production, it is important to develop a solid methodology that allows an animator to work quickly and creatively while maintaining an acceptable level of quality. Being able to take direction and creatively respond to a brief while finding the best way to communicate an idea to an audience is a core skill that takes time to develop. The core communication skills of illustration, motion, blocking and layout follow industry standards in pre-production and are required for the generation and presentation of ideas, as well as the exploration of form and character.
This unit introduces the drawing skills and processes employed in the visual development phase for animated and live-action films and games. It addresses covering sets, props and character model sheets for production ready designs. There are many visual conventions to consider in the conceptual development and presentation of a visual story for screen and games. A range of capabilities and technical skills (observation, description, meaning-making, recording, synthesis, interpretation and sequential representation in graphic form) are required. This unit provides a historic context for the drawing techniques and processes for concept development and production. As such, the unit is your link to pre-production and production units, such as KNB216 Visual Storytelling: Cinematic Pre-Visualisation and KNB226 Visual Storytelling: Pre-Production, as well as your final year capstone project.
This unit introduces the principles and technologies of video production for both cinema and television. This includes the roles and responsibilities of production teams, production management, design and practice. Lectures by experts in the major production areas of producing, directing, and cinematography, editing and sound will inform your practice. As a major part of your assessment you will work in groups to produce videos.
Film and television production is an art-form and a business, and screen practitioners, critics and educators value media literacy based on critical and informed approaches to textual analysis. Taking into account shifts in industry and audience expectations in the new media environment, textual analysis can be applied to a diverse range of popular film and television texts from blockbuster movies to cult television programs.
This unit introduces various principles, elements and stages that make up the scriptwriting process for narrative production. Skills needed to generate and select ideas, write synopses, and draft scripts will be developed through studying and applying the key creative components of writing for the screen. The unit addresses principles of storytelling, industry standards and practical skills involved in developing projects for narrative productions within film, television and other media. The focus is on how to develop ideas, create engaging characters, and construct scenes for visual mediums. Writing scripts for a range of screen media formats is a learned craft and requires discipline, perseverance, and an understanding of industry practice. Possessing this key knowledge provides capabilities to develop concepts through to script stage.
This unit engages with contemporary screen productions and the ways in which they look and sound. It aids you to develop an appreciation of the artistic and production practices of key individuals and studios. The styles of recent screen productions (how they look and sound) are the result of past and contemporary creative innovations associated with key individuals, production houses, and studios over an extended period of time. This unit considers the styles of screen productions such as movies, television shows, and video games as being the result of evolving production practices, technological developments, individual and collaborative creative endeavours, and audience expectations.
This unit provides an introduction to the producing, writing and theoretical aspects of the movie, TV and new media businesses. The production and distribution of screen-based audiovisual material is a significant global industry. In order to properly understand the cultural impact of this content it is important to understand how it functions as an industry. This is important both for those who intend to work in these businesses, and for those who are interested in understanding how cultural and creative business works. Apart from introducing media business, the unit provides an understanding of the importance of researching the expectations and desires of audiences in order to create commercial products designed to entertain, inform or educate.
This unit introduces the traditions of documentary film and television production, stylistic practices in documentary and documentary scripts, and methodologies for producing ethnographic, indigenous and cross cultural documentaries. Understanding the role documentary performs in our media age provides a crucial literacy to this film forms. You will be exposed to the history and theory behind documentary, enabling you to conceptualise and plan your own documentary productions and critique the place of them alongside factual and fictional forms of filmmaking in the contemporary media landscape. The documentary filmmaking tradition has involved many crucial aesthetic, technical and ethical concerns throughout history. For film, screen and animation students, this unit aids you to integrate its contents into documentary scripts and productions, while for other disciplines' students, the unit provides the theoretical underpinnings and processes of documentary production.
This unit introduces students to User Centred Industrial Design. Students will gain skills, knowledge and experience in designing products with human factors in mind.
An understanding of people and their cognitive and emotive relationship with the world is essential for designing responsive products and environments. This unit encourages a diversity of knowledge for you to gain a broader perspective of culture, and understand how issues of culture influence product design and the designer's interaction with society and diverse cultures. The content covered includes: theoretical perspectives of culture; psychological implications of everyday human-artefact interactivity; environmental and cultural perception; changing socio-cultural landscapes; ageing population; sustainability and globalisation; potential for design to advance social changes and quality of life; and psychological implications and attitudes embedded in product semantics and symbolics.
This unit provides a historical, theoretical and social context for industrial design. It addresses theoretical and historical discourse in industrial design prompting you to debate innovative and advanced ideas and critical thinking in the field internationally. The unit looks at the relationship between social and technological change, and industrial design; contemporary design theory and discourse; criticism methodology; writing about design; and learning to critique design. Knowing about design is a crucial part of becoming a designer. This requires an understanding of the relationship between technology, people and society, and what has historically influenced the emergence and development of the profession. This unit aids you to develop methods of impartially reviewing, writing about and critiquing products, artefacts and other designed things. These skills will equip you to think more broadly about products you may create, and evaluate existing designs more effectively.
Visual Communication is based on the creation of meaning through image and text and this plays a critical role in our contemporary world, which is visually and media driven. This unit will introduce you to the core principles, production approaches and presentation strategies of visual design and communication. Through this foundation subject, you will learn how to think and operate as a visual designer through studio-based learning and a series of industry-focused experiences.
This unit introduces you to the methods of design thinking and creative problem solving. It takes a values-based approach to design thinking and will see you apply your imagination and creativity to address a real world design challenge. In contemporary society, design thinking and creative innovation are the differentiators behind every successful venture, from the commercial success of Apple to the social innovation and real change within our local and global community. They are recognised as the key capabilities for 21st century careers. This unit looks at the fundamentals of design thinking as you develop your own self-directed project aimed for real world impact. We are calling for students who are passionate about their studies and want to become change agents, social entrepreneurs, strategists, and innovative thinkers. This unit is about disruptive transdisciplinary practices that will challenge your imagination and expectations about what university and learning is.
This unit serves as an introduction to building interactive virtual worlds. It addresses theoretical issues associated with non-linear story structures and interactive narratives through the analysis of game structures, the creation of original game ideas and the application of techniques of information design to the structuring of non-narrative content. It extends this understanding into practice through the application of relevant skills, which will scaffold you into the production of a portfolio work (suitable for interaction designers, game designers, media designers, creative writers). The role of the writer/image-maker/information designer is central to the success of any significant professional project in interactive media and game design. Effective interactive writing demands a grasp of conceptual and information design, the nature of interactivity, and the tensions between interactivity and traditional narrative.
This unit develops advanced knowledge in the theory and application of colour, and its interdependence with light. It focuses on experimental research and design application of colour, relevant to design and design practice.
In this introductory unit you will gain a broad knowledge of the foundations of news reporting, focusing on identifying, researching and then structuring news reports in an evolving news environment. You will learn how to recognize the fundamental attributes of news and others journalism forms; use the mobile technologies available, evaluate events for their potential news value, to record interviews and perform other reporting tasks, and to write socially responsible news stories.
This unit develops the basic skills of Newswriting: generating story ideas, researching, conducting interviews, finding news values and news angles and applying them in a practical context. You will develop your journalistic inquiry skills focusing on interviewing, data mining and right to information. You will learn how practical newswriting skills fit into an online environment. You are introduced to the rigours of deadlines and have opportunities to write stories related to different news rounds throughout the semester.
This unit addresses basic skills of newswriting: generating story ideas, researching, conducting interviews, finding news values and news angles and applying them in a practical context. It also advances generic newswriting skills, enhances writing competency and develops the use of social media and mobile technologies in journalism. As such, it develops media professionals who can generate accurate, interesting and insightful stories. It builds your capacity to independently examine issues and events from new angles, rather than uncritically complying with outside agendas, such as PR agencies, government or business. You develop your journalistic inquiry skills focusing on interviewing, data mining and right to information, and learn how they fit into an online environment. You are introduced to everyday journalism, rigorous deadlines, social media and mobile first technologies.
This unit provides advanced journalistic skills in feature writing, such as generating story ideas and new angles, researching and interviewing and writing interesting copy. Feature writing is a mainstay of journalism that practitioners cultivate during a career in this constantly evolving media space. The unit provides experience in the preparation of feature stories of professional quality and gives access to the benefits of reflection and a constructive critique of your research and writing. It aids you in producing credible non-fiction articles in a dynamic and appealing style, engaging skills that are transferable to areas outside journalism. It also provides awareness of the market for feature material for writers including freelance journalists. You are mentored to find publication opportunities in off-campus media.
Contemporary journalism increasingly requires multi-skilled practitioners able to engage and attract audiences through creatively and accurately edited content integrated with compelling visual design. This unit introduces you to the key functions of production journalism for print and digital media by teaching how to produce multimedia (video) and how to edit and design print and digital content prior to publication. It builds on foundation skills in journalism and engages you with the dynamics of visual design and the application of design theory to journalistic practice. You learn to develop material to the publication-ready stage and to apply theoretical concepts in practical contexts. You also gain an understanding of the role of layout and design as a communication tool in print and digital media.
This unit explores the background to practice in online journalism, such as the place of the medium in contemporary mass communication; it promotes the principles of best practice in journalism, and enables you to publish reports online, giving instruction in a wide range of production skills. As increasing volumes of news and other factual material are processed through online media, practitioners and also intending citizen journalists stand to get a secure understanding from studying the social and economic underpinnings of the format, and also from acquiring skills for using it. This unit addresses: the developments of global online journalism (wired and wireless online mass communication); digital production skills; introductory practice in production and communication software used in online journalism, and the writing and publishing of work at a standard of journalistic competence.
Students conduct interviews and other research that they use to write Internet, newspaper and/or magazine articles that profile personalities or stories or that treat processes, events and places to exploit their human-interest value.
QUT Journalism supports the development of socially responsible, ethical journalists. KJB239 is a core journalism unit. It begins with an overview of western and eastern moral philosophical traditions and moves on to examine current journalistic practice in the context of Australian and international news media operations, regulatory bodies and the stance of professional journalism organisations. Students generate ethical dilemmas and work through them individually, making difficult decisions about issues such as invasion of privacy, protection of sources and conflict of interest. The impact of developing information and communication technologies is also addressed.
This unit engages with the diversity of journalistic practice in different countries and regions. It looks at historical conditions and their impact in journalism across the world, and how and why different news media take distinct approaches to covering world issues. You develop cross-cultural awareness and background knowledge to identify story ideas, relate to sources and produce news reports in different countries and cultural environments. News media systems are developing and changing because of new technologies, corporate change and professional development among practitioners who increasingly work in internationalised settings with increased market demand from different world regions. By exploring social influences on the roles, rights and expectations of journalists in different countries, you will consider how the skills you study in an Australian context may be adapted to other circumstances.
This unit builds on units such as KJB120 Newswriting and KJB103 Media Design and Layout. It is aimed at teaching students how to prepare text for publication in the journalism industry, which is a highly sought skill for employment both within Australia and overseas, and to understand the job market for subeditors. Students will assess the text for news values, quality, adherence to style guides (generic and in-house), grammar, spelling, accuracy, legality (including defamation, contempt and sub-judice), ethics, sources and balance. Students will learn to write headlines, captions and similar types of types that accompany stories, and to subedit print-media stories for reuse in new and social media. Students, individually and in small teams, will be given a range of copy-text from very poor to reasonable on a variety of topics and make the text which will be made publishable (i.e. production-ready) by them working with their tutor using the above processes.
This advanced reporting unit stresses the watchdog role of the news media using investigative reporting approaches. In order to inform prescient news features, the class will examine two news issues that are central to the current news agenda. Journalists must be able to critically analyse and report to deadline matters of public interest for publication in a range of media outlets. Such attributes are developed to an advanced level through this reporting and writing unit which couches discussion and analysis of this process in the context of understandings of journalism's role in informing discussion around major issues of public affairs.
This unit introduces you to key contemporary issues that are foundational to the understanding of landscape and wellbeing and the application of theories and research to the design of the environment. It addresses concepts, theories and exemplars, and explores topics such as healthy communities; healthy environmental, social and economic systems; and equity in global and local contexts. The public good is at the core of the Anthropocene era. Designers need to develop individual landscape sensibility and ethical positions to operate within the public sphere at local or global levels. This unit contributes to the acquisition of a specialised body of knowledge and skills to place you as an ethically conscious active social agent.
This introductory level unit builds on the foundational knowledge of design history you learnt in DEB202. In it, you will explore theories of environment and behaviour, place-making and environmental psychology, including how people perceive and respond to landscapes both individually and collectively. You will learn about a wide range of foundational concepts developed from the 1960s to the present, regarding human interactions and relationships with the environment, essential to the formulation of sustainable landscape design propositions. You will explore and apply this knowledge in stages, including a site-specific project to develop your critical thinking and research skills. This unit extends the communication techniques you learnt in DEB100 to a wider range of written and visual methods of investigation and communication. It prepares you for further expansion of your intermediate level design understanding and skills in DLB400 and independent interpretation of the effects of past and present landscape designs in your third year unit DLB525.
This unit helps you apply theoretical concepts of landscape ecology and regional ecosystems to sustainable landscape design and planning approaches in combination with an understanding of geomorphological and human settlement processes. This introductory level unit builds on foundational knowledge of environmental sustainability. In conjunction with the unit DLB400, it looks at landscape ecology and regional ecosystems theory with geomorphologic and human processes in landscape formation. Landscape architects need to understand the systems that create and are created by the landscape, and so this unit enhances your ability to comprehend the interconnectedness of landscape structures, systems, processes and developments, essential to the formulation of sustainable landscape design propositions. You will apply this knowledge in a semester-long landscape study project, thus expanding your understanding of landscape from a small site to a broad and holistic level.
This intermediate level unit builds on the broad foundational knowledge of design history in DEB202 and theoretical knowledge and critical thinking and research skills learnt in DLB325. Learning from the past enriches and informs our current and future landscape design practice, and in conjunction with DLB500, you will explore the ways history and criticism inform us about interactions between society (including culture, economy and technology) and the environment (materials, climate, landform, ecology, etc.), and the consequences for designed landscapes. You will review landscape design and criticism across world history through the lens of historiography (critical examination of history). This unit consolidates the communication techniques you learnt in DEB100 and DLB325, and prepares you for critical explorations of design history and theory to support your advanced level landscape design units.
This unit explores key myths, controversies and debates surrounding the relationship between media and society. For example, debates about the relationship between media content and violence. It investigates the historical foundations, cultural context and factual accuracy of a series of ‘common sense’ arguments regarding how different kinds of media have or have not affected the way our society functions. In doing so the unit introduces important media and communication theories and ideas about the role of media in society.
Visual communication techniques are essential in capturing the attention of an increasingly visually literate society. Understanding how to design well is growing in importance in a society that is time poor and overloaded with competing sources of media. You will learn how to apply design theory in a variety of visual communication contexts relevant to the journalism, media and communication industries. You will gain an understanding of the role of design as a communication tool in a variety of outputs including newspapers, magazines, online publications and other integrated communication resources. It introduces the theory of design, its formats, the use of desktop publishing software, the principles of typography and design and the development of stakeholder relationships (photographers, printers etc.).
This unit addresses the theory and practice of speech and interpersonal communication. It introduces theories of language, rhetoric and persuasion which are interrelated to promote understanding and development of your communication skills. Classroom practice in simulated work situations will enhance the leadership abilities needed to become articulate presenters in a range of contexts, including personal presentations both live and mediated. The ability to present a spoken message is a highly desirable skill in education, employment and life. Across a range of fields and professions, graduates will have many opportunities to speak a message both face-to-face and online. Taking an audience-centred approach to speaking, this unit focuses on creating and analysing persuasive messages. The unit is designed to assist you in becoming an effective oral communicator and discerning listener.
The research process (define problem, collect relevant information, analyse information, formulate conclusions/outcomes) underlies many decisions that confront media and communication professionals. This subject introduces foundational research skills and contextualises them with a number of media and communication problems. The unit will involve qualitative and quantitative research methods including content analysis, focus groups, ethnography, interviews and survey research which are studied in the context of media and communication problems and issues. You will carry out research using some of these methods, analyse the results and present your conclusions and recommendations.
A knowledge of and ability to research consumer cultures is essential to those working in the Creative Industries. It is crucial to understand the ways in which consumption actively shapes not only media and production industries, but also the value and meanings of products themselves. This unit requires you to synthesise and apply concepts and methodologies that you have learned in earlier units. The unit focuses on developing in you a broader understanding of media, communication, and production through the lens of consumer cultures. The knowledge that you gain in this unit will inform your future professional, academic, and creative practices.
Professional Communication aims to enhance your career prospects by developing a significant understanding of communication dynamics between individuals and groups in organisational settings. The unit will sharpen your practical and critical skills in situation analysis, project proposal development and reporting, formal document production, professional presentations, and workplace communication practices. Although there is some focus on the creative and cultural industries, the content and skills covered are applicable to a range of professions and career options. You will be encouraged to pursue a project topic in your chosen professional field.
With the rise of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, the number of individuals and organisations in contemporary societies who use social media technologies to shape, (re)form and sustain their identities has grown rapidly. This unit introduces students to the key considerations, and necessary tools, for contemporary media and communication professionals to engage in this process in a critical fashion, supporting them to develop a nuanced understanding of social media’s place in broader media history; its recent impacts on professional identity and corporate communication strategies; and of issues such as the ethical difficulties associated with social media governance.
This unit surveys the theory and professional practices of political and governmental communication, especially through the media and communications industries. It examines contemporary and historical political issues and communications in Australia and internationally from the perspectives of democratic theory, media influence, strategic image and issue management, and popular culture. The unit comprises an overview of theoretical approaches to political communication, the construction of political discourse, and the mobilisation of audiences/voters; an understanding of the relationship between communication strategies and the management of politics, with cases drawn from Australian and international politics; and the capacity to critically appraise strategic issues such as political persuasion, electoral strategy, popular culture, and public opinion formation.
This unit develops your awareness, critical analytical and synthesis skills across a broad range of music and sound contexts and concepts. It complements other creative, practical and analytical units in the degree by fostering a deeper understanding of music and sound.
This unit introduces you to the fundamental principles of music and sound production through a mix of theory and practice. You will gain an understanding of sound recording, sound production and live sound reinforcement, while developing listening skills essential for music and sound production. The unit prepares you for later music production and creation units.
This unit builds on Music Production 1. It introduces you to sequencing, sound synthesis, and signal processing as approaches to contemporary music composition and production. You will gain an understanding of the approaches and aesthetics that underpin music production and performance in the digital domain. The unit prepares you for later music creation units.
This unit gives a working knowledge of the structural, legal and business aspects of the Australian and global music industries by engaging with real world music industry professionals and formulating a number of strategies to reflect this.
The ability to build custom audio/video performance and composition systems enables digital media artists to create unique interactive works. Graphical development environments are an ideal entry point for creating these systems as they enable rapid prototyping of ideas and do not require in depth knowledge of computer coding. This unit gives you a grounding in the concepts and processes required to build interactive media works.
This unit will provide you with skills and understanding to create new music across a range of musical practices in performance, production and composition. It introduces you to varying musical contexts and concepts to help you better understand your practice and that of your peers within a complex professional environment, and to be better positioned and equipped to respond as appropriate.
This unit explores the way that music operates as a form of social, cultural and political communication. Drawing on interdisciplinary approaches, you will investigate and discuss the various contexts in which music circulates and is made meaningful. The unit explores traditional and contemporary music from a range of cultural contexts, particularly Australian Indigenous music cultures, to provide opportunities to listen critically to music, while using key concepts from sociology, musicology, and cultural studies to discuss about identity, culture, and the production and consumption of music. This unit is offered in the developmental stage of your course, and lays the groundwork for understanding why music exists in our lives and how it is placed in the cultural spectrum of music making and the perceived effects of globalisation and localism on music.
This unit explores how music is used as a storytelling device in a range of visual media. Building upon your awareness as a media consumer and your existing technological skills, you will explore and apply techniques in interdisciplinary contexts.
This unit introduces students to the conventions and practices of academic writing. The unit also develops student learning about information literacies and research skills.
This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of persuasive communication across a number of genres to enhance your writing and communication skills. The unit covers various theories of persuasion as well as case studies of persuasive texts and campaigns.
This foundational unit introduces the wider context of cultural practices that inform communication at the individual and social levels. The unit explores how communication in the workplace and other professional contexts is influenced by factors such as power dynamics, gender, nationality, cultural norms, and ethnicity. It develops your engagement with the theories of and skills for successful intercultural and interpersonal exchange in business and professional relationships in a global context. Your career will be shaped by global forces, events, and contexts. Therefore, to be a global effective communication practitioner, you will need to see communication in the context of social and cultural norms and assumptions.
This unit aims to give you the 'tools' and knowledge to critically analyse and creatively appreciate a range of texts so that you are able to enter into academic or popular discourse with an understanding of important critical concepts. It provides an introduction to key concepts in literary studies. The theories relate to ideas and terminology that you will be expected to become familiar with throughout the course of your study. You are introduced to concepts that form the basis of discussions in a range of academic discourses so that you can engage analytically with texts and their contexts. 'The 'textualisation' of the world has been an important development in twentieth century theory in the West: What are texts? What do they mean? The unit addresses these issues by providing you with an introduction to conceptual frameworks derived from some of the major critical discourses that have impacted on our world.
The unit will provide foundational skills and concepts for written communication in scientific and technical environments. Students will be introduced to the principles of writing clearly in a science-based context, and to the discursive frameworks that inform scientific and technical writing.
This unit is designed to provide you with skills in understanding popular culture/s. It addresses the production of popular culture via a range of texts and mediums and provides you with a framework to critique the operations of popular cultures. Given the increasing discussion of importance of popular culture in contemporary society, the unit addresses the sites of such discussions and the changing status of popular culture. The unit provides you with an understanding of the notion of ‘popular culture’ and to consider a range of cultural productions that have engaged with this term. You will consider a range of popular culture theories and a number of texts in relation to those ideas and will gain an understanding of the position of popular culture within cultural studies discourse.
This unit aims to improve your analytical and creative, oral and written communication skills. It is important for you to understand how Australian identity has been written, rewritten and remains contested by engaging with and evaluating a range of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australian writings. This unit provides you with opportunities to read, explore, discuss and evaluate a number of classic and contemporary Australian texts. Upon completing this unit you can understand and critically interrogate texts pertinent to contemporary Australian society and culture.
This unit provides advanced-level rhetorical tools, strategies, techniques and analytical methods related to communication in professional and workplace contexts and audiences. It builds upon prior knowledge (Influence and Persuasion) to further understand the role and function of rhetoric in contemporary society. Examples of advanced rhetoric in action are drawn from technical, political and business communication, and other fields. Rhetoric—the process of crafting written and spoken messages for specific audiences to inform, persuade, or achieve action—is a fundamental element of all forms of Professional Communication. Its practitioners need to be conversant with rhetorical topics, tools, techniques and analytical frameworks to be able to create sophisticated communication artefacts that inform, persuade and instruct depending on the specifics of audience and context.
This unit aims to provide you with the reading, research and writing skills necessary to the appreciation and analysis of literature from a diversity of cultures in the twentieth century. It builds on the interpretive frameworks that are studied in the Introduction to Literary Studies unit and encourages you to apply them to the texts. The twentieth century was a time of significant developments and major transformations in writing and culture. Such transformations have continued into the present century. This unit focuses on a number of twentieth and twenty-first century writers from Europe, England, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, from modern to postmodern times, and explores the connections between texts, language, culture and society. The unit allows you to consider the social contexts in which texts are written, produced, interpreted and received, and how they are influenced by and in turn influence their respective cultures.
The unit aims to provide you with an introduction to Shakespeare's plays and to acquaint you with the burgeoning Shakespeare industry: that is, the myriad appropriations of Shakespearean works that are markers of social, political or cultural change and have become, themselves, the subject of critical inquiry. A knowledge of Shakespeare's plays and the contemporary Shakespearean 'industry' is important to a range of disciplines including Education, Media/Communication, Drama/Theatre Studies and Creative Writing. The study of Shakespearean works also assists in the development of general literary and critical skills.
The twentieth century is a time of significant developments and major transformations in writing and culture. This unit focuses on a number of twentieth century writers from Europe, England, Africa, Asia, Australia the Americas, from modern to postmodern times, and explores the connections between texts, language, culture and society.
This unit is designed to introduce students to Shakespearean studies and the ongoing cultural importance of Shakespearean material.
This unit deals with both the fundamentals of language (grammar, punctuation, style) and mainstream corporate writing genres (manuals, reports, speeches, brochures). Professional communication specialists must have a command of an extensive range of corporate writing genres to create and edit corporate documents. Such specialists must also be able to respond authoritatively to technical and stylistic writing questions when such matters arise in the workplace. This unit aims to assist you develop the ability to write in at least two corporate writing genres, and be proficient in three other genres. You will develop your knowledge about how language works and be able to use that knowledge in practical writing applications. As a result, you will become a more confident writer and communicator in corporate and professional situations.
This unit introduces the function and structure of the writing and publishing industry. The ability to understand and engage within the local, national and international literary industry is an important component of the professional writer’s practice. This unit aids you to become competent writers, able to perform in the literary world as creative industry professionals and to discuss the functions and requirements of the writing and publishing industries.
This unit considers important contemporary cultural and social questions by way of readings in science fiction, fantasy fiction and fiction, class ideologies and revolutionary politics from a selection of novels and poetry of the nineteenth century. The novels and poems examine political and social change in Europe between 1790 and 1900, with a view to making critical links between current ideologies and literary forms and their formulation in a nineteenth century text. As such, works ranging from Frankenstein to Alice in Wonderland are deployed to consider the textual representations of important cultural, social, and sexual issues.
This unit develops your understanding of the editing process – in particular, the developmental intervention required to bring a creative manuscript to a publishable standard. These skills are crucial to those of you intending to work in the publishing industry, and of great benefit to professional creative writers. You will receive the opportunity to learn to edit the work of others with insight, understanding and technical skill.
This unit addresses concepts and movements that comprise early twentieth-century modernism in art and culture. It provides a coherent theoretical-historical knowledge of the period, 1900-1945, while fostering written, and oral communication skills, as well as building capabilities for visual analysis of art works across different media. Modernism is a crucial area of study for understanding twentieth century and contemporary art and visual culture. A proper comprehension of this period will assist you to become an informed practitioner in contemporary art, design, architecture and art writing.
Photo media plays an important role in contemporary creative practices because of its pervasiveness and its application across a broad range of cultural and conceptual contexts. This unit will develop your appreciation of the conceptual, cultural and historical contexts of photo media, as well as your visual literacy, your critical artistic enquiry, and your awareness of the protocols related to ethical photo media practice.
This introductory visual art Unit provides you with practical experience of a range of experimental approaches to two-dimensional art-making to assist in the development of your creative practice. It will assist your understanding of experimental 2D materials and processes, your analytical, creative and reflective skills, and your communication skills in relation to works of art.
This unit introduces you to the history of Australian art in the 20th Century and provides you with an understanding of the evolution of Australian art, including Indigenous art, as an expression of ideas about national identity and Australia’s place in the international community.
This unit develops your critical literacy of video, filmic, and time-based imagery in combination with creative and technical experimentation to engage with the conceptual and artistic possibilities of moving images.
This unit introduces the historical, philosophical, economic, political, social, cultural, artistic and formal issues related to the production of art since 1945 and into the post-modern era. Major topics that are examined include the neo-avant-garde and art's engagement with consumerism. This unit is intended as a foundation skill-base for all students in Creative Industries applicable to all disciplines and cultural industries including art criticism, arts practice, architecture, landscape architecture, fashion and music.
This intermediate visual art unit provides empirical and theoretical frameworks for exploring the areas of space and site thus further developing your creative practice. Through both directed and independent activities you will explore the sculptural object and its setting as interdependent aspects of spatial art practice. These practical activities will be grounded in a study of the critical-analytical background to debates and theories in the field of installation art, site-based art and public art. This unit forms part of a suite of visual arts units that aim to expand your creative skillset and visual literacy for application in the visual art studio and beyond.
This unit introduces key ideas and styles of art practice that have emerged since 1989 in a global economy. It develops knowledge and skills that are relevant to cultural literature and visual analysis. It furthers your expertise in problem solving, creative thinking and effective communication of knowledge in a variety of contexts and modes. As a creative industries student, it is important to possess an informed knowledge of art and culture since 1989, including the rise of the experience economy and the centrality of entertainment and post-avant-garde art in global creative industries. The concepts and knowledge gained will aid you to organise and evaluate information, synthesise research material into a coherent form, and write and verbally articulate ideas. This unit is intended to provide a foundation skill-base for you in Creative Industries and is applicable to all disciplines including art criticism, arts practice, architecture and fashion.
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This unit explores the global movement of modern architecture from its roots in the European Enlightenment and nineteenth century till the twentieth century and its migration to the United States after the Second World War. It enhances your previous learning in DYB112 Spatial Materiality and DYB114 Spatial Histories and deepens your learning in the design studios by providing you the intellectual skills to engage with historical debate, and moreover the ability to understand your own design projects through the history of the modern movement and of modernity more broadly that remains a paradigm for contemporary architectural praxis.
This unit provides you with an ability to develop architectural designs of limited complexity with particular focus on aspects of urban context, planning and form through an understanding of site specificities, topography, urban infrastructure and the natural landscape. In particular the unit focuses on a small civic building design. It builds on prior knowledge gained in the first three design studios, but introduces a higher level of architectural thought via the practice of formalism in architecture, involving established aesthetic concepts of architectural object and language that underlie global architectural praxis. It also introduces urban design into the design studio thereby expanding your previous knowledge of site planning to a new level. It will teach new skills in architectural design, urban analysis, and architectural drawing, modelling and visualisation toward the formal synthesis of the architectural object in urban space.
This unit familiarises students with the basic design principles and passive strategies for heating, cooling and daylighting necessary for architectural designs that respond to human needs (human comfort), regionalism and climate. This unit provides students with the tools to integrate environmental design principals in basic buildings.
This unit introduces building construction principles, an essential part of the vocabulary and knowledge of an architect. It increases your understanding of applied construction technologies, materials, acoustics and interior comfort as key concepts for design development and resolution. It examines the role of building standards and the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in building design, including its housing provisions and associated codes for all types of buildings to achieve the requirements for building approvals. It also looks at domestic construction with emphasis on general properties of building materials and common construction practices used in dwellings, single storey and class 10 buildings. Comparison of building systems and their effect on domestic building design will be explored in detail.
The unit will aid you to develop architectural designs of intermediate complexity with focus on the integration of issues pertinent to commercial architectural projects that address modern technology, society and culture. This design unit expects you to start undertaking your own, independent research and project development, aiming for a real-world design environment. It builds upon design skills developed in previous units focusing on commercial architecture of industrial and mixed-use projects. Particular emphasis is placed on effective and professional communication of the design intent with the aid of digital tools. Design theory, sustainability, sociology, heritage and adaptive re-use, history and critique, as they all apply to architectural design, all form part of the content.
This unit advances your architectural design skills in an urban context focusing on ethical and sustainable solutions for residential communities. Design is the core activity of architecture and the architectural design studio is a major component of the course. As part of the research and learning focus in the School of Design, it centres on the exploration and application of concepts of sustainability in design through the development of residential communities. This unit aims to develop the skills to engage with challenging Australian urban contexts, sustainable solutions for housing urban populations and mixed use architecture. It also addresses the interdependencies among social, cultural, economic and environmental dimensions at local and global levels crucial to sustainable design for human settlement.
This unit develops visual communication skills previously acquired with emphasis on the ability to communicate technical intentions. Architects recognise that visualisation or communication of process, decisions and outcomes is crucial. To date, you know how to effectively communicate your architectural intentions using both analogue and digital means, skills primarily intended for the communication of design and technical aspects of buildings. However, the ability to communicate technical intentions is equally important. This unit integrates both these aspects through technical communication and documentation skills using Building Information Modelling (BIM).
This unit addresses the qualitative influences of structural and construction systems on the design of buildings. In particular, the possibilities and limits of building structure as related to architectural intention through the use of exemplars. The unit explains how to understand and use structural and construction systems to advance the design development of medium scale commercial and public buildings that achieve sustainable outcomes. You will become familiar with various construction systems where an emphasis is placed on the criteria to be used for the selection of appropriate building systems and their associated materials.
This unit addresses the principles and application of building services and the Building Code of Australia for low-rise buildings. It looks at the principles, the equipment and the architect’s role (building services procurement, consultation on design decision making, establishing selection criteria for systems and equipment, an understanding of the spatial requirements of building equipment and communication systems for low-rise buildings). The unit also offers the skills to transform technical design ideas into built form through technical documentation while introducing you to Building Information Modelling. It focuses on indoor conditions control through the effective design and integration of building services. You will simulate office practice, producing Building Code of Australia compliant documentation. In this unit, building services, fire safety, and building code requirements are offered as drivers of architectural design.
This unit continues the development of the visual communication skills that you have previously acquired, focusing on technical communication. Architects recognise that visualisation or communication of process, decisions and outcomes is crucial. To date, you have learnt how to effectively communicate your architectural intentions using both analogue and digital means, skills primarily intended for the communication of design. Throughout this unit you will learn the ability to communicate technical intentions, achieving an extra level of visualisation. At the end of this unit you will be able to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to create effective technical visual communication.
This unit offers a focused intermediate level investigation into the field of design as applied to architecture. It uses developmental exercises to enhance student perceptions of the built environment in a problem based learning environment. A particular emphasis is placed on the introduction of knowledge and skills to effectively and professionally communicate the design intent with the aid of digitally mediated tools and methods while design theory, sustainability, sociology, history and critique, as they all apply to architectural design, all form part of the unit content. Design projects require synthesis of a range of abstract issues to achieve focused architectural proposals. Teaching and learning activities are spread across lectures, tutorials, and studio based activities.
This unit will develop greater complexity in architectural design skills in an urban context with a focus on ethical and sustainable design solutions and practice. This requires the synthesis of issues, ideas, knowledge and techniques of architectural design as a holistic practice. This unit also advances on understanding the interdependencies among social, cultural, economic and environmental dimensions at local and global levels - crucial to sustainable design for human settlement. Design is the core activity of architecture and the architectural design studio is a major component of the architecture course. This unit deals with synthesis and integration of knowledge and skills from various domains of knowledge in a major project. As part of the research and learning focus in the School of Design, emphasis will be placed on the exploration and application of concepts of sustainability in design of multi-residential housing types in international contexts.
This unit aims to give a comprehensive overview of issues and techniques relevant to architectural design at an urban scale. Teaching and learning activities are spread across lectures, online activities and workshops.
The aim of the structure segment of the unit is to familiarize students with the qualitative influences of structural systems on the design development of buildings. In particular the possibilities and limits of building structure are explored in relation to architectural intention through the use of exemplar. The aim of the construction segment is to familiarize students with various construction systems used in medium-rise commercial buildings. Here the emphasis is on the criteria to be used for the selection of appropriate systems and their associated materials.
This unit provides a basis to create safe, functional and comfortable buildings. It looks at the principles, equipment and the architect’s role (building services procurement, consultation on design decision making, establishing selection criteria for systems and equipment, an understanding of the spatial requirements and communication systems for low-rise buildings). In addition it focuses on the role and direction of building consultants and the legislative requirements of building services. It also looks at the skills and knowledge to transform technical design ideas into built form through construction documentation by looking at the principles and application of building services and standards. In this unit, building services, fire safety, and building code requirements are offered as drivers of architectural design. Ultimately the unit enables you to face architectural issues and meet the requirements of the Building Code of Australia for a range of user requirements.
This unit offers an advanced level investigation into the field of architectural design with particular focus on industrial buildings and workplaces. On completion of this unit you should be able to demonstrate: you understanding of building typologies and an awareness of the forces shaping their development; critical, analytical, and speculative research skills applicable to architectural projects; an ability to develop a reasoned position in relation to architectural issues, and to design from that position; and the application of knowledge and skills in architectural technology to the design process.
This unit applies prior knowledge of media and/or communication research, industries, and practices; providing an environment in which to develop your communication and project management skills while contributing to the maintenance and development of publicly facing websites or other media. Content creation, project management skills, and collaborative work are extremely important in media and communication industries. You will use these skills and apply them to working on public websites and with industry. This is a capstone unit in which you contribute to a real-world project (industry, research, or corporate-based) that works to advance your future employability. In doing so, you will either work on The Isthmus (www.theisthmus.com.au) incorporating academic research, on Straddl (www.straddl.com.au) where you will use industry research, or with NFP to work towards providing professional content services.
All peformance techniques are reliant on an understanding of the body and its capabilities to open the imagination of the individual, the group and an audience. This practice-based unit aims to bring together students from across the performance disciplines (dance, drama, music) to explore the relationship between the body and the creative impulse, and to expand on ways of thinking and doing in a transdisciplinary creative space. It will introduce a variety of philosophies exploring the psycho-social dynamics of the body in your creative practice.
This unit will be vital in challenging you to commence producing the most sustained and coherent piece of work in your major. In this unit you will choose your strongest genre and write an extended piece with both breadth and complexity. The unit has a particular focus in helping you to propose and plan an extended piece of creative work through a series of intensive highly participatory workshops as well as peer critique.
This unit provides a unique learning opportunity to complete a sustained body of creative work in a genre or form of your choice and identify market and publication strategies for your work. Building on the project commenced in KWB306 Creative Writing Project 1, it offers you the opportunity to continue work on an extended piece of creative writing with the assistance of critiques and peer feedback. The unit aids you to identify markets for creative practice, develop skills and strategies to submit work to publishers for professional consideration, and identify and create pathways for publication.
This is the first in a suite of four units for Dance Performance students that fosters the fundamental development of the professional performing artist. This unit provides the opportunity for you to work with a choreographer and/or replication from video and/or other processes, with guidance from a rehearsal director leading to a performance. To enhance your understanding of the context of the creative practice, the unit equips you with dance analysis methodologies.
This is the second in a suite of four units that fosters and continues the development of the professional performing artist. This unit provides the opportunity for you to work with a choreographer and/or replication from video and/or other processes, with guidance from a rehearsal director leading to a performance. To enhance your understanding of the creative practice, the unit equips you with dance history methodologies. This unit builds upon Performance 1, and addresses dance history. The performer uses dance history to contextualise and enrich their current experience of choreographic and performance practice. In this unit you will explore the historical legacies that have influenced the choreographic work you are learning.
This introductory unit is the first in a series of four practical units which establish the critically important routine of daily technique training, in Ballet and Contemporary Dance, for the elite dance professional. You will enhance skills in, and develop your knowledge of, dance technique and artistry, through guided training and reflective practice. To support your technical development, you will be exposed to, and physically participate in, complimentary practices associated with dance training.
This unit aims to further enhance skills in, and develop your knowledge of, dance technique and artistry, through guided training and reflective practice. You will develop the technical, artistic and reflective practice skills introduced in KDB103 Dance Technique 1. This will advance your development towards becoming an elite dance professional by exposing you to increasingly complex material, other forms of complementary practices and reflective practice methods.
This unit offers you an introduction to dance technique and the application of somatic practices. Through practical classes you will develop your technical foundation in different dance styles and understanding of the principles of movement. These will be supported by a series of seminars and discussions to facilitate self-directed learning about topics such as safe dance practice, key concepts of somatic approaches in dance, and reflective activities.
The unit focuses on different dance styles and their application in different contexts, supported by complementary studies. You will continue to explore and develop your emergent understanding of your dance practice and your future as a dance practitioner. This unit builds upon the knowledges you have developed from studio-based practice in KDB112 Dance Technique Fundamentals by offering you an introduction to a broader spectrum of popular dance styles. You will undertake a series of practical classes throughout the semester that may include a combination of: Jazz, Hip-hop, Breakdance, Capoeira, Ballet, Contemporary or Swing.
This unit builds upon embodied knowledge and dance practice developed in KDB122 Popular Dance Styles. Through a series of seminars and practical workshops you will explore different trends in the role and place of dance in contemporary culture. You will explore dance's place in society and the development of trends such as Musical Theatre, Music Videos, Dance in Museums, Hip-hop culture, Flash Mobs, Dance as a Political Intervention, and So You Think You Can Dance.
This unit offers you an introduction to the fundamentals of Dance Composition through exploring a range of choreographic practices. The emphasis will be on understanding the tools available for composing dancing and utilising these to develop successful choreographic outcomes. Through studio-based shared practice sessions and reflecting on readings and performance documentation you will begin to develop an aesthetic understanding applicable across your artistic practice.
In this unit, professionally guided rehearsals, classes and performance practice, will be informed through cultivating an understanding of current cultural, social and political trends and issues, both local and global, and how this is reflected within the current intersections between dance-making, technology, science, and interdisciplinary practice. This unit provides the opportunity for you to work with a choreographer and/or replication from video and/or other processes, with guidance from a rehearsal director leading to a performance. To enhance your understanding of the creative practice, the unit equips you with the tools to situate and expand your performance experiences.
This unit allows you to work with a choreographer and/or replication from video and/or other processes, with guidance from a rehearsal director, while examining current cultural, social and political trends and issues, both local and global, and their impact on dance-making, technology, science, and interdisciplinary practice, and their intersections. In this unit, professionally guided rehearsals, classes and performance practice, will be informed through a deepening of the research undertaken in KDB211 Dance Performance 3: Current Trends. You investigate how the appointed choreographer, and consequently their artistic practice and sensibility, are informed through these perspectives and relate to emergent practices that are shaping the future of dance.
This is the third unit in a series of four practical units which further establishes the critically important routine of daily technique training, in Ballet and Contemporary Dance, for the elite dance professional. In this unit, you will learn through guided training and reflective practice, to develop expertise in dance technique and artistry, advancing your transformation towards becoming an elite dance professional. To support your technical development, you will continue to be exposed to, and physically participate in, complimentary practices associated with dance training.
This unit develops to a pre-professional level the technical and artistic skills accumulated through the previous three Dance Technique units. To support your technical development, you will continue to be exposed to, and physically participate in, complementary practices associated with dance training. This is the final unit in a series of four practical units which establish the critically important routine of daily technique training for the elite dance professional. This unit will allow you to engage in the experience of advanced technical dance training in ballet and contemporary dance. In the current artistic climate, it is essential for you to possess a strong command of dance technique and complementary practices. Through embodied knowledge and reflective practice, training methods must adequately prepare you for the rapidly increasing demands placed on dancers in order to successfully locate yourself within the dance industry as an emerging professional.
This unit will introduce you to the concept of choreographic thinking and allow you to engage in the experience of creation from the inception and development of an idea, through to the completion of a choreographic work. This will be supported through encountering a range of approaches to dance making drawn from theory and current creative practice. Alongside encountering processes of making in practical classes, the unit will support you to develop documentation and annotation skills to map your creative practice.
This unit further develops your choreographic thinking, studio-based processes, tasks and improvisational skills, to support movement creation and choreographic vision. You will explore your emergent choreographic practice and begin to situate yourself in the expansive terrain of dance. Building on your understanding of solo choreographic practice (as experienced in KDB216 Choreographic Practice 1), you will expand your practice to experiment and test the application of studio-based choreographic processes in ensemble contexts. You will look outwards to gather a situated understanding of your process and practice as an emerging dance artist within the field. To do this, you will be guided through weekly workshops that include choreographic thinking, experiments with duet and larger choreographic ensemble processes and work, and an applied understanding of shared practice.
This is the first of two units introducing you to the practice of the Teaching Artist as a facilitator of dance led experiences. You will apply your developed knowledge of technical skill and artistic practice to the creation of a performance situated within a specific context. This project-based unit provides the context in which you will develop technique, artistry, communication skills, performance ability and confidence through professionally guided rehearsals, classes, performances and workshops.
This unit draws on your previous studies in Choreographic Practice to enable you to engage in a self-directed creative project with a focus on developing your own creative methodologies, documentation practices, collaborative skills, and interdisciplinary approaches. You will draw from your situated understanding of your process and practice as an emerging dance artist within the field as explored in Choreographic Practice 2. This will enable you to confidently develop studio-based practice and processes that lead to the creation of dance works and can extend across a diverse range of cross/trans/inter disciplinary settings.
This unit formulates your choreographic or performative specialisation and aids you to confidently present and promote your original work as a nascent dance practitioner. It draws on your previous studies in Choreographic Practice to enable you to engage in a self-directed creative project with a focus on developing your own creative methodologies, documentation practices, collaborative skills, and interdisciplinary approaches towards a performance outcome. This unit is the culmination of the project outlined in KDB316 Choreographic Project 1 and demonstrates a sophisticated choreographic practice or sophisticated co-creative practice (as a dancer).
This is the second of two units which builds further on the practice of the Teaching Artist as a facilitator of dance led creative experiences. This unit aims to enable you to utilise, adapt and transform your skills for artistic expression in a specific performing domain including collaborative and interdisciplinary practice. This project-based unit provides the context in which you will develop technique, artistry, communication skills, performance ability and confidence through professionally guided rehearsals, classes, performances and workshops.
This unit enables you to adapt and transform your dance skills for artistic expression, in a specific performing domain, engaging in collaborative and interdisciplinary practice. This is the culmination of your previous two Performance in Context units which supports you to establish your practice as a teaching artist through the key processual stages including conception, development and realisation of your ideas. You will apply your integrated knowledge of technical skills and artistic practice to effectively initiate and realise a performance project in a specific industry-engaged context. This will be a self-contained and discrete project that will enable you to develop your professional identity and industry networks while working in a collaborative team context.
This unit is a core unit common to architectural studies, landscape architecture, industrial design and interior design. The unit is project based and introduces students to research methods and methodologies that have relevance in design practice. It also provides a foundation for higher degree research. The content covered in this unit includes: • philosophical context of research in, of and through design • qualitative research incorporating methodologies and methods of relevance to design • research rigour and ethics • developing a research plan • literature searching and review • data gathering and analysis • research dissemination and reporting
This applied unit responds directly to the complex and diverse challenges facing individuals, communities and social networks. The unit provides design-led approaches and methods valuable in addressing these ‘wicked problems’, as social and civic missions focused on change for the greater good. Situated within an authentic context and partnering with key community stakeholders, this Impact Lab explores how design tools and approaches can be employed to improve our lives, the community we live in, and society as a whole.
This unit introduces you to the foundational visualisation skills and applications needed to formulate design propositions, such as, sketching, technical drawing, simple physical and digital model-making, rendering, composition and presentation.
This unit provides an exploration of the materials of the built environment. It will focus on a number of thematic issues of materials: their physical properties, their histories, their environmental impacts, and their applications in making architecture, interiors and landscapes. Through activities of analysis, observation, and research, you will discover materials’ tectonic ability to heighten the human experience of the spatial environments around us.
This unit introduces you to the fundamentals of building materials and their representation through the development of foundation digital visualisation skills and applications and their integration with manual skills and analogue media. You will develop visualisation skills and techniques within the design process through understanding the drawing conventions associated with the representation of materials, as well as the ability to select the right visualisation technique for each phase of the design process. Visualisation and representation are crucial aspects of design thinking, with a particular emphasis on understanding the physical quality of building materials. This unit is paired with DYB112 which introduces representation techniques in the design process. In this unit you will learn to use two- and three-dimensional software applications and physical model making to present your ideas, which demonstrates an appreciation of the fundamental aspects of building materials.
This introductory hands-on unit explores concepts, skills and methods required to prototype and fabricate physical objects from your design ideas. Design and fabrication are mutually dependent and interrelated activities, and as such this unit forms the foundational basis for your technical skills and associated knowledge to realise your own design ideas.
This unit aids you to take design-led approaches to analyse, evaluate and deliver innovative and ethical responses or design propositions. It builds upon the skills and experiences gained in the first two impact labs, introducing a new scale of investigation through the exploration of complex issues that have a global impact. You will collaboratively analyse and evaluate these issues to develop responses or design propositions that provide avenues for more sustainable and ethical behaviours or systems. This approach will allow you to consider how design methods and approaches can be used to address complex global issues such as those defined by the United Nations (UN.org, 2017).
This unit introduces you to the concepts and processes associated with the creation of scenography – the world of the theatrical performance. It explores the practical application of the core principles of scenography, such as the manipulation of the scenographic elements of set, costume, light and sound, and space and time, while considering narrative analysis, character, performers and audience. The unit facilitates practical application and experience in solving the challenges faced by the scenographer. This includes the demands of crafting and communicating a theatre design, using current design software to communicate design, and the ongoing challenge of documenting the creative process and product. It combines studio-based practical investigations with in-depth lectures on the application of design, including the role of the contemporary production designers, the design process and techniques.
This unit challenges students to interrogate the evolution of scenography through the 20th Century into the 21st Century within the changing fields of theatre and performance. Through an investigation of key shifts and leading practitioners of this time, the notion of scenography and its role in theatre and performance is challenged.
This unit introduces scenographic techniques and approaches for intermedial theatre such as conceptualisation through to realisation, while offering an appreciation of the overall production process. It explores the practical realisation of the principles of intermedial theatre - the use of space and technology; the design and composition of visual and aural environments; the demands and effect of the digitally mediated upon the narrative, production, performers and audience. The unit is structured to incorporate a degree of practical application and experience in solving the challenges faced by the designer working in theatre, including 'hands-on' experience of the processes and demands of realising an intermedial performance. As the final unit in the Scenography minor, this studio-based unit comprises predominantly ongoing practical work that you complete under the close guidance and instruction of QUT academic staff and external industry professionals.
This introductory unit addresses practical and theoretical understandings of processual, improvised and devised dramatic form. It introduces collaborative practice and play building that is at the heart of the BFA Drama coursework. The unit presents different techniques and processes of content generation and form exploration and develop a language around creative inquiry, taking concepts to action and applying form and genre to original ideas. It offers a descriptive and analytical vocabulary to underpin the application of performance making in preparation for 2nd and 3rd year practical units. Ultimately, this unit will provide a solid foundation for the academic and professional skills of observation and analysis, teamwork, creative leadership and collaboration to explore ideas or generate content.
Skills in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of text-based performance are an important foundation for Drama practitioners. Here you will build and apply skills of theatrical interpretation and performance through a practice-led process of script-based rehearsal and performance of selected scenes.
This practice-led, intermediate unit enables you to build and apply skills in collaboratively devising and performing a show. Under the guidance of a director you interpret and transform key formal features of selected iconic practitioners or performances as the starting point for an original show to be performed at the end of semester. Indeed, transformation can be a process of adaptation, repurposing or one of profound re-imagining of content and/or form through research of form and genre, and the development and application of skills in devising, workshop and dramaturgical interrogation.
Generation refers to taking an idea through a conceptual process to a supported proposal. This unit activates a process of inquiry that employs theory, skills and practice you have gathered so far to research and experiment with a potentially interdisciplinary work that responds to bigger critical and creative conversations, in consultation with experienced practitioners.
This advanced unit enables you to independently realise a new work on the page, stage or in between, responding to real world opportunities you may pursue after graduation. Interpretation, transformation and generation all have a role to play in realising a new creative work. Led by creative practice, this unit activates the foundations of prior drama practice units in a capstone experience which enables you to further develop your creative practice. Successful creative practice is measured by degrees of expertise, diligence and awareness that are acknowledged by audiences, peers and industry. Talent aside, much is dependent on working with others to converge drama theory, skills and practice into proposals, presentations or performances that possess viability and integrity. It is also reliant on the capacity of individuals and groups to formulate and respond to critique and successfully navigate dynamic uncertainties of creative realisation to fashion a viable outcome.
This unit introduces you to fundamental project management skills for the entertainment industries with an emphasis on effective leadership strategies, team building activities, and stakeholder relationships. It also allows you to apply prior theoretical and practical knowledge to a team-based entertainment project partially developed by academic staff. Project management skills are central to a successful career in the entertainment industries. In order to effectively manage a project’s life cycle, you must not only understand fundamental project management skills (including minute-taking, time management, and risk assessment) but also know how to assess, evaluate, and adapt those skills to the particularities of entertainment.
This unit provides the skills to oversee the production of an entertainment project by offering an understanding of, and ability to employ, project management proficiency for entertainment. Specific mid-course training in project management is required as entertainment is an area with particular features and idiosyncrasies. This unit will equip you with those field-specific skills (including minute taking, time management, risk assessment, and post-project evaluation) through the management of an entertainment project partially developed by staff.
Industry networks and experience are of key importance in Entertainment. In this unit you will extend and apply your critical knowledge of entertainment industries to the ‘real-world’ task of working on a large group entertainment project. The project will result in a public product.
This unit is the first in a series of Fashion Design Studio units in the Bachelor of Design Fashion program and provides introductory knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design, including sustainable practices.
This unit advances your knowledge of fashion design principles and processes including the development of effective skills to communicate and realise design ideas in an integrated studio environment. It aims to provide a positioning framework for you to conceptually explore the realm of social enterprise and fashion. This unit is the second in a series of Fashion Design Studio units and provides further introductory knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design including sustainable and ethical practices. The suite of Fashion Design Studio units form the spine of learning for fashion design understandings in the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) program.
This unit further develops your knowledge, skills and application for professional fashion communication and product development in the fashion industry. The unit focuses on commercial fashion design and product styling.
This unit offers insight into the connection between media and fashion image making. This unit introduces you to critical historical, interdisciplinary and industrial approach to the study of fashion media, exploring media and digital social platforms that have contributed to the dissemination of fashion.
This unit further develops your knowledge of the complexities of global fashion systems, and builds on the application of your skills in fashion visual communication, with an emphasis on visual analysis. The unit focuses on the diverse aesthetics and practices of global fashion cultures since the mid-twentieth century.
This unit provides skills to conceptualise and produce fashion and style editorial content in various styles and in both Australian and international contexts. It maps the scope and practice of fashion and style journalism, a profession offering career options for journalists, photographers, designers, writers and fashion specialists. In this unit, you will use your developing professional skills to produce fashion and style editorial content and/or contribute to the production of a fashion and style magazine and/or website. Magazines and digital media map key changes in fashion in similar ways, forming opinions about fashion and taste. Fashion writing and styling is also a key skill in public relations for a brand curating and editing brand e-magazines, social media management and content creation in general. This unit addresses key skills learnt during the course and practising these skills in a real world, practice-based learning environment.
This unit builds on previous fashion studio knowledge to navigate the structure and requirements of industry/professional fashion contexts. It develops effective skills to communicate and realise design ideas in an integrated studio environment. This unit is the third in a series of six Fashion Design Studio units and provides expanded knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design, including sustainable practices. The suite of Fashion Design Studio units form the spine of learning for fashion design understandings in the Bachelor of Design Fashion program, and include practical skills and knowledge of garment construction and pattern cutting.
This unit aims to provide you with knowledge of fashion design working in collaborative contexts including the development of more advanced skills to communicate and realise design ideas in an integrated studio environment. It will also allow you to explore the spirit of collaboration intrinsic to the fashion industry. You will build on your previously acquired design and communication skills as well as your awareness of ethical and sustainable practices. In this unit you will synthesise your understanding of product development and retail readiness. This unit is the fourth in a series of six Fashion Design Studio units and provides more advanced knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design. The suite of Fashion Design Studio units form the spine of learning for fashion design understandings in the Fashion design program and include practical skills and knowledge of garment construction and pattern cutting.
This unit is the third in a series of eight Fashion Design Studio units in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion program and provides expanded knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design, for industry/ professional contexts.
This advanced level unit deepens your critical fashion engagement and consolidates your skills in fashion communication. It prepares you to play a leadership role in shaping the dialogues that are transforming fashion practices. The aim of this unit is to develop your critical, analytical and communication skills in the context of the global fashion industry and wider cultural debates. Embracing an interdisciplinary approach characteristic of current fashion scholarship, this final unit builds on the theoretical and practical knowledge developed in DFB206 Global Fashion Cultures and DFB209 Global Fashion History and provides you with the opportunity to develop sophisticated research and written communication skills, preparing you to contribute to shaping the dialogues and debates that are changing the contemporary fashion industry.
This unit provides expanded knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design for societal contexts, including the development of more advanced skills to communicate and realise design ideas in an integrated studio environment. The suite of Fashion Design Studio units form the spine of learning for fashion design understandings in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion program and include practical skills and knowledge of garment construction and pattern cutting. This unit is the fourth in a series of eight Fashion Design Studio units and provides more advanced knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design. It builds upon the understandings acquired in the unit DFB301 Fashion Design Studio 3 and also provides a base for understanding fashion in societal contexts. DFB403 Advanced Fashion Studio Practice provides support for more complex practical skills and knowledge in garment patternmaking and construction.
This unit provides advanced/specialist technical skills and knowledge of fashion design studio practice (garment construction and pattern making) for the Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion program. This unit provides support for the unit DFB401 Fashion Design Studio 4 and gives requisite specialist technical skills and knowledge for subsequent Fashion Design Studio units.
This unit is the fifth in a series of eight Fashion Design Studio units in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion program and provides advanced knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design, in niche/unique contexts.
This unit provides specialist knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design. The suite of Fashion Design Studio units form the spine of learning for fashion design understandings in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion program. This unit is the sixth in a series and builds upon the understandings acquired in the unit DFH501 Fashion Design Studio 5. It provides more advanced knowledge of fashion design in order to begin to develop a formative individual design identity. It also includes practical skills and knowledge of garment construction and pattern cutting.
This unit is the seventh in a series of eight Fashion Design Studio units in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) program, and forms the start of the capstone experience for an extended independently-led fashion project.
This unit aims to provide you with advanced knowledge of fashion design as well as professional decision making, planning and organisational skills in order to execute and complete an extended independently-led research fashion project. It is the final in a series of eight Fashion Design Studio units in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) program and forms the capstone experience for an extended independently-led research fashion project.
This unit focuses on the development and application of 3D assets, with the overall aim being to provide you with a strong foundation in the practices and concepts associated with real-time graphics production. This unit builds upon the fundamental 3D skills of modelling, texturing and animating obtained during KNB127 CGI Foundations while laying the critical groundwork needed for more specific 3D pipelines undertaken in KNB217 Digital Creatures.
Building upon your animation studies undertaken in KNB135 Animation Aesthetics this unit expands your understanding of performance within animation. This unit offers further opportunity to study and apply the principles, processes and theories of animation through the creation of engaging characters performance, building core skills and knowledge needed to undertake KNB225 Advanced Animation Performance.
This unit expands upon drawing skills as applied to concept design learned in KNB136 Visual Storytelling: Production Design, and introduces you to the devices and techniques employed in cinematic narratives through storyboarding and animatics. Students will practise and refine their drawing and storytelling skills while working on script based sequences that employ screen language techniques in order to create meaning, emotion and deliver an engaging story. The knowledge gained in this practice based unit is relevant to animation, live action and games. The unit is your link to pre-production and production units, such as KNB226 Visual Storytelling: Animation Pre-Production, and your final year capstone projects.
This unit focuses on the creation of 3D Digital Creatures. The unit builds upon the production techniques introduced in KNB127 CGI Foundations and KNB137 Digital Worlds, and enables students to develop, create and animate 3D creature assets, ready to be inserted into a digital production pipeline.
This practice-based unit advances knowledge on animation and acting techniques in a narrative context while working on a final project in a studio-like production. It addresses body language, expression and timing for effective communication in sequenced shots, as actors and directors at the same time. You will be the animation directors of your sequences - designing complex performances that include a range of emotions and creatures. Regardless of the medium or platform of delivery, character performance is at the core of storytelling. In order for the audience to empathise and engage with your animated character, it is important to understand the principles and techniques behind the craft of convincing and expressive acting, based on stylised animated movement.
This unit expands on story development, design and pre-visualisation techniques for visual storytelling productions. As such, it consolidates and expands your concept development, production design and pre-production knowledge and skills acquired in KNB136 Visual Story: Production Design and KNB216 Visual Story: Cinematic Pre-Visualisation. The unit focuses on developing designs and storyboarding based on original concepts and stories to a production-ready level for animation, live action and games. As part of this unit you will develop, pitch, direct and project-manage your own short film to an animatic form ready for production. The ability to apply drawing to such a task requires various capabilities and technical skills: observation, description, meaning-making, recording, synthesis, interpretation and sequential representation in graphic form. This unit will develop the drawing and painting practice and advanced direction skills required of an emergent animation professional.
This unit develops your understanding of modern real-time production processes within a team-based project. It also allows you to explore your selected area of CGI production and advance your knowledge of practice in preparation for undertaking the final year capstone projects. Within production CGI a vast number of roles and process come together to form rich virtual worlds. Each of these roles within CGI production could be considered a field of practice in its own right and it is common for CG arts to specialise into a couple of fields. This unit offers you the opportunity to start to define your personal practice within the field of CGI by building upon the generalist knowledge acquired through the previous CGI units. It prepares you for your 3rd year units by allowing you to familiarise yourself with team-based CGI production in a studio environment while allowing you to test your selected role as a CG artist.
This unit consolidates your studio working practices, while supporting you to develop advanced skills and concepts in computer animation production. This unit will bring a depth and breadth to your practice and provide you with the production management and direction skills required of an emergent animation professional. The experiences within this unit adhere directly into the final semester unit, Advanced Animation Production Two.
To prepare for life outside of the academic institution, it is important to be able to showcase your work with knowledge of the requirements of your field. This unit builds on previous studies of animation techniques and production processes to complete a final advanced project and to create a professional showreel and portfolio. It continues to develop animation production skills, concentrating on final output and post-production for exhibition.
This unit acknowledges many first-year screen production students have prior learning and reinforces and builds upon that learning by engaging with the principles and technologies of screen production. Students learn screen language and production practices, roles and responsibilities of production teams, production management, design and practice. Lecture delivery by experts in the major production areas of producing, directing, and cinematography, editing and sound informs this practice. Students work in groups to produce non-fiction videos which form a major part of their assessment.
This unit builds on and advances basic understandings, skills and principles delivered in KPB101 or KPB117. An introduction to the skills of sound and lighting complements the earlier core skills of camera, editing, directing and production management. Assessment consists of the production of a short narrative video.
Genre is central to understanding the cultural and industrial contexts and visual forms of narrative screen productions. Genre productions appeal to local and international audiences. As screen genres adapt and change, it is crucial to appreciate genre conventions, inventions and innovations. Such an appreciation can be achieved by investigating those genre elements that might have contributed to the commercial, critical, or creative success of recent screen productions. Considering the impact of genre on these productions provides insights into the cultural, entertainment, and creative functions of screen genres.
Screenwriting occurs within specific socioeconomic frameworks and is supported by specific industry practices. Working within these models, you will become aware of the scope and limitation of scriptwriting for screen projects. In this unit you will have the opportunity to build and extend basic screenwriting techniques, and explore topics such as the role of screenwriters in the industry.
This unit considers the role of the production manager, with a particular focus on the phases of pre-production and production. We examine how the production manager supports the producer in screen production projects, ensuring that the needs of the production have been addressed via a preliminary schedule and draft budget, within all legal and insurance constraints. The unit introduces you to the importance of working within the resources available in order to achieve the necessary production values on screen in a highly competitive market place.
Filmmakers must push the aesthetic and narrative boundaries of cinema in order to find their own distinctive voice and style. In this unit, students will have the chance to test their imaginative limits and creative abilities using both vision and sound.
This unit equips you as a developing screen content creator with the concepts and skills for project development and pre-production. It addresses the roles played by producers, directors, writers, script editors and other craft practitioners in the creative process. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. This tried and tested adage applies to every crew member and department involved in screen productions. Hard-to-come-by financing, tight budgets and schedules, and the expectation for high quality, innovative content mean that the planning phase of project development and pre-production is essential. Indeed, it is important for you who wish to work in contemporary screen industries to understand the nature and importance of these critical phases.
This unit addresses creative, technical and organisational abilities in the areas of screen story-telling and communication. It will also provide you with an understanding of the workings of multi-camera television studio production and how this mode of production differs from single-camera modes. You will develop practical production skills as a crew member on both modes of production which will form the basis of an effective industry-related repertoire. This unit builds on skills developed in previous units to make productions such as studio-based multi-camera productions, commercials, community service announcements, short form narratives and client-based productions.
This course critically examines global cinema and the films of a selection of non-Hollywood cinemas in terms of historical, aesthetic, production and cultural contexts. The movies and television programs of national production systems are shaped by unique cultural, industrial and historical contexts, and non-Hollywood cinemas are responding to the challenges in the contemporary screenscape in unique and complex ways. This course will develop your critical writing, research and analytical skills and you will evaluate and problematise the history, aesthetics, production and cultural contexts of key global cinemas and how transnational forces shape ‘local’ screen content.p>
This unit develops historical, critical and analytical skills in reading and writing about issues in the screen industries and contemporary culture. It fosters both critical research skills and practical, professional development skills and approaches for emerging practitioners. It looks at contemporary screen production contexts and consumption practices, and how these issues relate to the industries. The unit considers the effect of screen forms on the experience of visual culture and investigates the relationship between evolving digital technologies and existing media. Understanding the contemporary contexts for screen production is essential for screen professionals. This unit brings you up-to-date with the issues and topics most relevant for emerging practitioners who would like to make the most of the opportunities, be aware of risks and become dynamic and adaptive in the process.
This introductory unit advances knowledge and skills with analogue and digital visualisation techniques to explore, elaborate and communicate your design ideas effectively. The most common and complex aspect of industrial design deals with creating aesthetically pleasing products imbued with meaning and value through form and function. Continuing the development of design process knowledge and skills established in DNB110 ID Studio 1: User Centred Design, this unit delves deeper into ideas of aesthetics and meaning in order to advance the quality of everyday products.
This unit builds on knowledge and experience gained in earlier ID foundation units. It builds student’s skills and knowledge in the area of interaction and experience allowing for integration of skills and knowledge in the capstone unit.
This unit introduces the skills and knowledge to transform design ideas into manufacturable products. It provides experience and skills in creating 3D CAD models and using them to communicate design intent. As such, the unit increases your knowledge of the commonly used materials and processes and of how their manufacturing constraints and opportunities affect the design process. The industrial designer needs to possess skills in translating these constraints and opportunities into viable product designs and to be able to communicate their design intent with sufficient detail to allow that product to be manufactured according to industry standards and capabilities. This unit introduces you to the principles of Design For Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) and extends your Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills. The skills and knowledge covered by this unit are amongst those highly sought after by employers and will be applied in all subsequent ID studio units.
This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to design products for manufacture. It advances knowledge on commonly used materials allowing you to gain an understanding of how manufacturing constraints and opportunities affect the design process. Industrial Designers need to be able to design products that are viable for production. They also need to possess skills in translating these constraints and opportunities into viable product designs and to be able to efficiently communicate their design intent to allow that product to be manufactured according to industry standards and capabilities. The unit focuses on 3D parametric Computer Aided Design (CAD) and on how this is incorporated into the design process. Additionally, it provides skills in creating 3D CAD models and using them to communicate design intent. The unit builds on the DNB211 ID Studio 4: Manufacturing Technology unit as well as developing CAD and digital presentation skills.
This unit introduces wearable product design for the purposes of enhancing the user experience within a given context. It provides knowledge and skills to design interactive wearable products. It focuses on demonstrating the use of micro-controller technologies and rapid prototyping techniques for the purposes of designing wearable devices that enhance the user experience within a given context. This unit is in the developmental stage of your course and it is preferred (but not a requirement) that you have completed design foundation units, tangible media or textiles and technology units prior to enrolling in this unit. This unit provides you with opportunities to build, develop and apply creative design proficiency in the context of wearable product design.
This unit introduces mass transport and mobility system concepts and skills as applied to the design of a mass transport system for a given context. It is in the developmental stage of your course and builds on your application of design. It is preferred (but not a requirement) that you have completed design or design visualisation units prior to enrolling in this unit. This unit provides you with opportunities to build, develop and apply creative design proficiencies in the context of mass transportation systems.
This unit introduces personal transport and mobility system concepts as applied to the design of a personal transport system for a given context. It focuses on understanding, benchmarking and designing personal transport systems for a specific context. It prepares you for future units including mass transportation and future transportation units. This unit is in the developmental stage of your course and introduces you to some basic concepts for transportation systems and builds on your application of design. It is preferred (but not a requirement) that you have completed design or design visualisation units prior to enrolling in this unit.
This unit introduces you to design investigation and application of design methods to support sustainable practices in constructed and natural environments. It covers introduction to products and systems differences; intermediate design methods and design management.
This unit builds your knowledge of the technological aspects relevant to Industrial Design. It focuses on providing experience and skills in the use and application of technology as part of the design, which is essential for your Industrial Design practice.
The unit examines how various design approaches contribute to the design of complex product or systems and explores designer-client relationships. Through a collaborative project you will be exposed to: introduction to design research and innovation; communication skills; and manufacturing technologies. This unit advances the knowledge gained in DNB301 Industrial Design 3. You will continue the development of critical and analytical design thinking within cultural, environmental and global contexts with special emphasis on the development of product-based design thinking within a system-based framework.
This unit will Introduce knowledge on advanced materials, reinforce knowledge on commonly used materials and processes, and explore how manufacturing constraints and opportunities affect the design process. It will also Increase your skills and knowledge of 3D parametric Computer Aided Design (CAD) and give you an understanding of how this is incorporated into the design process. In this unit, you will extend your experience and skills in creating 3D CAD models and use these models to communicate design intent. Industrial designers require extensive knowledge of Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Computer Aided Industrial Design (CAD), topics explored in the prerequisite unit DNB304 Product Technology 1. This forms an essential part of the skills and knowledge base required of Industrial Design practitioners.
This unit introduces you to design methods and strategies to explore people's behaviours and the context of use of everyday products. The design approach focuses on the user experience and on developing product designs that are suitable for manufacturing.
This unit provides an introduction to the concept of interaction design where product design approaches can be applied within a design studio environment. It also introduces interdisciplinary design concepts and strategies that are relevant to the design of future products and systems. In this unit you will learn a core aspect of Industrial Design - the interaction between humans and physical products. This unit extends methods and techniques gained from DNB503 Industrial Design 5 to the analysis of human experiences, and people-product interactions and behaviours in the context of use. As more products integrate digital and physical interfaces, people's experiential responses must be addressed. To achieve this, this unit advances on acquired design methods and techniques by transferring them across disciplines. Prototyping is a key aspect of this unit where the design intent must be demonstrated through the use of model-making and basic interaction technical tools.
This unit incorporates studies of the dynamic relationships between people, products/artefacts and systems, and their contextual environment. The unit will introduce you to the ways research about people can contribute to product innovation, an essential aspect of industrial design. It will introduce how to integrate the applied research skills and knowledge that support the development of an innovative product or system proposal. It also provides you with the foundation for higher research degrees. The major topics covered in this unit include: human-centred innovation framework application of qualitative research methods to industrial design; situating product/ systems within the socio-cultural context; and communication of research outcome.
This unit will focus on the introduction of new products into the market. It will provide you with an overview of the relationship between product design and commercialisation. It will introduce you to strategy development where the aim is to meet consumer expectations whilst achieving corporate objectives. The major topics covered in this unit include: new product development process; idea generation; strategic planning; introduction to marketing; product screening and evaluation; and commercialisation and post-launch review.
This unit focuses on the design of a product or system to a professional level. It builds upon DNH703 Applied Design Research 1 and extends the application of research to the design of a product. You will learn how to integrate research and design knowledge to support novel design ideas. The unit contains seminar discourse. This is a capstone unit and it provides you with the foundation for higher research degrees.
This unit focuses on the introduction of the role of professional practice management and its significance to industrial design. It covers: the role of professional practice and management, management of design projects, type of contracts, the role of design administration, liability, design law, intellectual property, and designer-client relationships. The unit provides an overview of the relationship between product design and professional practice. It addresses professional practice management and uses this knowledge to manage your own projects. As a professional product designer, you will be required to interact with other professions within a project team. Therefore this unit will provide you with an understanding of contractual arrangements in relation to design law and intellectual property issues during project negotiations with clients.
This unit provides skills and knowledge for image creation and production across different contexts, styles and media. It also deals with issues of originality, creativity and suitability of images used in professional visual design, while increasing your skills and creative approaches to areas of illustration, information design, photography, and photo media design. It advances knowledge on aesthetic and formal qualities of new areas of image design and a growing technical skill set which will be built upon in further Visual Communication Design specialisation subjects. In a world of easily reproduced digital imagery, the ability to create your own original illustrations, photos, textures and patterns can be highly competitive. Along with developing practical skills to generate original imagery for your design work, the unit further develops your capacity to critique and reflect upon practice.
Typography surrounds us, and the way in which type is used is essential to the transmission and understanding of messages. This unit deals directly with the understanding of, use and manipulation of type in order to communicate messages more effectively and originally. It combines theory and practice, history and experimentation, and designing for print and digital media, all within a vibrant studio environment. You will engage with dynamic, creative briefs and use type as the main element of visual expression in your work.
This unit provides theoretical, conceptual, technical and research skills to produce innovative and effective narrative-based visual communication across design industry contexts. It aids you to develop key portfolio works which demonstrate a growing capacity for designing in this creative space. While much contemporary visual communication requires short, sharp and immediate impact and engagement for targeted audiences, others require different methods of communication to deliver complex, extended messages and information. This unit addresses principles and techniques of visual storytelling across multiple media forms such as graphic novels, and exhibition, editorial, interface and games design. It also looks at approaches and strategies for transmedia storytelling and experience design. This unit builds upon the Visual Communication specialisation foundations, expanding the scope of projects you are equipped for.
This unit builds on your understanding of the principles of visual communication and its role in determining the values of our contemporary cultures and societies. Through exploring theoretical perspectives, discussions and class exercises you will critique and analyse images and visual communication designs occurring in multiple contexts. In doing so, you will develop further expertise in the production of contemporary communication design and the ethical, social and professional responsibilities of a designer. This unit directly builds upon the Visual Communication and Image Production units while providing opportunities to engage with critical analysis of images and experiences and evidence this through written expression and report writing.
Moving image has become a current leading form of communication in online contexts, film and television and digital signage. This unit addresses key design principles, theoretical approaches, methods and techniques for motion-based design. It looks at the fundamental differences in designing for static visual communication and time-based media, and develops motion design skills through working across a variety of industry-based contexts. In this unit you will learn design processes for time-based visual communication, relevant industry software, and different screen-based moving and interactive media contexts. Motion design skills are essential for visual designers to work on major campaigns and address all client needs. This unit engages with them within studio-based assessment projects. In taking this focus, the unit builds directly upon prior foundations in the Visual Communication specialisation and prepares you to work at an advanced level within the industry.
Information and data is now an essential aspect of everyday life in our technologically-driven and visually rich society. In the contemporary world, the generation of data is much greater than the ability to digest and visualise this as meaningful information. Through this unit you will expand your visual design and communication knowledge and skills-base in the specialised and rapidly growing field of visual information design and data visualisation. Increasingly this represents an essential expertise for visual communicators of the future.
This unit provides an introduction to Interaction Design theories, methods, tools and applications essential for a contemporary career in designing cutting-edge digital products, services and experiences for human interaction. Students will develop an understanding of a broad spectrum of interaction design theories and will apply this knowledge in practice to generate concepts and prototypes for new products and experiences. This will enable students to apply theory in practice, including undertake user experience research in response to real world briefs, critique leading industry case studies and practices, iteratively prototype solutions and evaluate usability of the outcome with regards to user experience.
This unit introduces concepts and skills underpinning the user-centred design of web technologies, such as HTML and CSS. As such, it enables you to understand web technologies as a medium to explore design concepts and build responsive, high-fidelity, web-based prototypes. This includes translating conceptual designs into engaging prototypes while taking into account principles of interface and user experience design, layout, style and navigation. The unit enables you to formulate solutions to design problems and to produce high quality technical and aesthetic outcomes.
Design does not operate in isolation. It creates impact beyond the design studio. All our decisions as designers affect not only the produced outcome, but the broader society, contexts and environments for which it is created. This unit provides you with design knowledge and skills necessary to create highly engaging interactive products, services and experiences from conception to production while focusing on their impact and potential of design for change and deep transformation. In this unit you will adopt critical thinking and speculative design methods to analyse, design and present solutions for future scenarios – e.g. living in future cities, design of future hospitals, future of entertainment – as a way to re-frame present interactions between people, spaces and technologies.
As part of a contemporary design and creative practice, practitioners often need to understand aspects of creative computer programming. This unit provides designers and creative practitioners with an introduction to computer programming. It demonstrates how professional designers and creative practitioners use programming and introduces the principles of programming that will allow you to use computing as a creative tool for your own design and creative practice. The unit is presented in a manner that is suited to the learning styles of designers and creative practitioners, and requires no previous computer programming experience. These skills will be applied to the creation of creative visual and interactive design outcomes in a studio setting.
This unit provides in-depth knowledge of tangible media through the production of an advanced tangible media design project. The design and production of computational and interactive media forms requires theoretical knowledge and an understanding of the processes that underpin the tangible as well as the embodied ways in which people interact with such systems. This unit builds upon previous interaction design studies and extends these studies into the field of tangible media.
Visual Interface design is an essential part of contemporary communication media. It is required to produce digital media forms for the web, mobile devices, or large touch screens. Visual interface design requires an in-depth understanding of how visual design and communication principles apply to the creation of visual interfaces. Through this unit you will learn how to design visual interfaces, and develop a further understanding of interaction design.
This unit introduces advanced web design methodologies and technologies to help you address web publications as complex systems of people, practices, values and technology in local/global environments. Web design has extended from the concept of information delivery into social networking and other expanded modes of engagement. Designing complex web projects involves interaction design and user experience design to specific project briefs. Core skills in web design and production methodologies are combined with a study of information ecologies, focusing on the social, cultural, technical, and real world contexts. This unit introduces dynamic Web publishing employing contemporary open source content management systems. Theoretical understandings gained in lectures will be complemented by technical skills and applied to the development of authentic projects within design studios.
This unit introduces you to interaction design, user experience design, and design communication, focusing on the specific designs, techniques, and methods of the creative industries. In order to support careers in the field of interactive media design, it is important to underpin this understanding with knowledge of design, mindset and methods; as well as the social, historical, technical, and cultural contexts in which design occurs. Designing for contemporary media requires a sophisticated understanding of how we effectively interact with new technologies, software applications, objects and environments. This unit develops an understanding of the theories, methods, and processes employed in interaction/experience design through a series of teaching activities. These principles are then applied to authentic design briefs within design studios.
The design and production of computational and interactive media forms requires theoretical knowledge and an understanding of the processes that underpin the tangible as well as the embodied ways in which people interact with such systems. This subject builds upon previous interaction design studies and extends these studies into the field of tangible media.
Information and data is now an essential aspect of everyday life in our technologically-driven and visually rich society. In the contemporary world, the generation of data is much greater than the ability to digest and visualise this as meaningful information. Through this unit you will expand your visual design and communication knowledge and skills-base in the specialised and rapidly growing field of visual information design and data visualisation. Increasingly this represents an essential expertise for visual communicators of the future.
Learning to design for interior design practice requires the development of coherent and advanced knowledge of design process, practice and content pertinent to the production of meaningful and socially responsive environments. This unit introduces you to this knowledge through lectures, readings, tutorials and projects that enable you to appreciate the knowledge and skills you already have that have application in design and how to enhance these with a specific focus on learning for interior design at a foundational level. The learning in this unit will be progressively developed through subsequent design units in the course.
This first year Interior Architecture unit introduces the understanding of design not only as a language, but also as a spatial design activity through which you visualise your designs atmospherically and experientially. It addresses introductory concepts and approaches found in cinematic techniques and site-based research as applied to interior design. It builds on the elementary principles of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design introduced in DTB101 Interior Design 1. This unit comprises teaching activities, readings, and projects with a specific focus on learning for interior design at a foundational level. The learning in this unit will be progressively developed through subsequent design units in the course.
This unit will provide opportunities to develop your knowledge of the information required to assemble a set of construction documents for a commercial interior design scenario. It links to other core interior design units by introducing you to the commercial sector, in particular exploring 2D and 3D digital drafting conventions and the application of building codes and standards with an emphasis on accessibility.
This unit addresses aspects of ‘hybrid’ (style, culture and function) interiors within hospitality contexts, focusing on large-scale spaces with vertical circulation as part of the greater urban social fabric. It integrates theoretical, technological, sociological and design methods to address design problems. A holistic view of the situation presented will be undertaken so that a synthesis of complex relationships can be managed. It provides you with opportunities to build on, practise and evidence your individual and collaborative sensory design process, design theory, and understanding of social urban context, which will provide a foundation for subsequent Interior Studio units with more complex designs. Through the application of research-based design approaches, you will realise that complex design outcomes are multi-layered and therefore rich in meaning and significance, whilst responding to multi-function specific and realistic project requirements.
Drawing on environmental psychology relevant to spatial design, this unit provides the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the transactional nature of the relationship between people with varying levels of ability and the built environment. The unit complements the socio-cultural aspects of design addressed in the Design in Society unit providing core theoretical and technical knowledge to support evidence-based design and ethical and sustainable practice. Interior designers require an understanding of how people and the built environment engage physically, psychosocially and existentially if they are to help produce individually meaningful and socially responsive environments. They also require skills to explore person-environment interaction relevant to practice-based projects. This unit builds on introductory understandings of the nature of human engagement and inhabitation and, in so doing, prepares you to consolidate your design knowledge and skills.
This unit develops a broad and coherent understanding of colour, its psychology and complexity, and interdependence with light in the context of design theory and application in practice. As such, it introduces you to the attributes, utilisation and the sensory implications of colour and light and their interdependencies within the built environment. It develops broad knowledge and the skills to apply theoretical concepts relative to colour and light in the creation of spatial design environments. It focuses on the human response to colour and light through an understanding of the histories, theories, and methods of application relevant to two and three-dimensional environments.
This unit develops an understanding of the complex nature of material and product selections to further enhance interior design project outcomes. It will develop your knowledge of materials and products relevant to commercial interior design applications with a focus on sustainable manufacturing processes. This unit then introduces you to appropriate documentation to communicate your research and understanding to relevant project stakeholders. Specifying appropriate products for a variety of interior design scenarios is a fundamental process in the delivery of an interior design project.
This unit further develops your knowledge, skills and application in regards to the person-environment relationship and the implications for spatial design, as well as extending your knowledge of design process. In DTB301 you will investigate the fundamental aspects of transition, interiority, building character, site context, and materiality in relation to interior design practice and associated fields through the refurbishment of an existing one-storey building. It links to the work previously undertaken in DTB101, DTB201, and DTB203, and prepares you to undertake more complex interior design projects and collaborative design process in DTB401.
This unit will provide opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills of the components required to assemble a set of construction documents for a commercial interior design scenario. It links to and builds on the concepts explored in DTB202 by introducing you to the commercial sector, in particular exploring 2D and 3D digital drafting conventions, building codes, standards and basic services integration.
This unit further develops your knowledge, skills and application in regards to the person-environment relationship, and the implications for dual-function, sensory spatial design, as well as building on foundational design processes. As such, it aims to integrate theoretical, technological, sociological and design methods to address design problems. You will define individual tasks and research such that design theory and collaborative design process become integral to the resolution of your design. You will investigate the fundamental aspects of immersion (Space/time 4th dimension, Reverie, Presence and Phenomenology) and Interaction (Participation, Experience, Responsibility, Inclusivity and Activism) in relation to interior design practice and associated fields through model making and the refurbishment of an existing two-storey building with vertical circulation.
This unit provides a greater complexity in commercial interior construction and services integration while also developing your technical drawing communication skills. It is in the developmental stage of your course and provides you with opportunities to develop your knowledge of services integration, technical drawing skills and communication in a variety of commercial applications using manual and 3D CAD drafting platforms. It forms a basis for all of your core design units while directly linking to your previous studies in units DTB202 and DTB303. As such, the unit provides the necessary knowledge, skills and application required to communicate your designs through all of your core units.
This unit provides the theoretical and analytical basis to identify how the individual and the built environment interact, influencing behaviour and experience. Professional designers require an understanding of people-environment physical, psychosocial and existential interaction if they are to produce socially responsive environments. This unit is in the developmental stage of your course providing you with the opportunity to build on foundational understanding of the nature of human engagement and inhabitation and, in so doing, preparing you to develop advanced design knowledge and skills in your final year. Your learning in this unit is extended in year 3 through Design in Society to focus more on the socio-cultural aspects of design, providing core theoretical and technical knowledge to support intermediate and advanced design learning.
This unit further develops your knowledge, skills and application for interior design through project based real world issues and contexts. It links to the work previously undertaken in DTB 401.
This unit provides theoretical and analytical resources to enable you to identify the way the designed world intersects with social life. These insights are crucial to the capacity of design to respond to the way the designed world is lived and experienced. This unit will 1) review theories and case studies to illuminate the relationships between design and everyday practice across cultures and time, and 2) provide an opportunity to apply these insights in an analysis of a contemporary designed environment. Located in the 3rd year of your course, Design in Society provides valuable resources for design practice in other units as it develops concepts and processes suited to the emphasis in the latter years of the course - not just on problem solving - but on problem framing and conceptualisation. With its emphasis on socio-cultural aspects of design, Design in Society complements the more psychological emphasis of the unit, DTB403 Design Psychology.
This unit further develops your knowledge, skills and application for interior design through more complex project-based real world issues and contexts. It links to the work previously undertaken in DTB501 and DTB502 and prepares you for the final year of the course. This unit enables you to apply your developing skills and knowledge; refine your design methods to undertake an informed and explorative design process; practise tackling problems that are ambiguous, ill-defined, and thereby, represent 'real-life' situations. You will also be given the opportunity to competently and innovatively tackle issues relevant to the contemporary and future world and develop a deeper understanding of specialised interior design environments.
This capstone unit aims to further prepare you to engage with and inform the discourse of the interior design discipline and profession in a way that is ethically and socially responsible. Assuming the role of a professional requires an attitude of service - to the client, the user and the wider community. Integral to this is attention to your own ongoing development as a professional as well as the ability to communicate proficiently within and contribute actively to the discourse of the discipline. While many of these attributes of professionalism have been addressed in your prior learning in the course, this unit provides the opportunity for a more direct focus while also providing a context for further developing and consolidating design practice knowledge and skills covered in DTH702 Interior Design Practice Studio 1.
The aim of this unit is to advance knowledge of the journalism professional approaches needed to produce quality news material for diverse and changing news audiences. It equips you with concepts and skills needed to plan reports; conduct interviews; write news stories; and present and edit material for radio, television and multi-media outputs. This second-year unit is the first of the newsroom suite of units that are a hallmark of the digital-journalism focus of the QUT journalism degree. With a collaborative newsroom approach, it combines the skills and learning of students from different year levels in a team environment with input from peers, staff and industry practitioners. Therefore, you learn the production principles of quality news production in real time while identifying and pursuing innovative news approaches. In keeping with a commercial newsroom, the QUT newsroom experience aims to create a dynamic and diverse news product.
This unit aims to develop socially responsible, ethical journalists. As such, it looks at moral philosophical traditions and current journalistic practice in the context of Australian and international news media approaches. It introduces theories of ethical decision-making and their application; overviews professional codes of conduct and codes of ethics in the media industry and related professions; addresses major ethical concerns in journalism; examines the journalist’s working environment and the public’s perceptions of the media industry; provides opportunities to explore personal responses to ethical dilemmas and to work through examples of applied ethical decision-making; develops capabilities of self-care as well as your critical analytical abilities; and addresses the impact of developing information and communication technologies.
The unit aims to provide means to learn about broadcast media from a production-based perspective, and to begin advanced, practical preparation for working professionally in news media. The practical and theoretical aspects of radio and television media are studied and applied through the production of broadcast news programs. Students will gather, script and produce a number of news items for radio and television bulletins for broadcasting through community sector outlets. This process is facilitated through the learning and usage of broadcast style and through the evaluation of television and radio products. Strong emphasis is placed on current affairs knowledge.
All media outlets now have a visible and increasing online news presence. This unit builds on the foundations established in Online Journalism 1 to equip students with the skills and theory needed to compete in this multimedia news world. Students will receive practical hands-on training allowing them to incorporate text, audio, video and still images into timely online news and feature reports. They will be required to consider the application other online communication tools (Blogs, wikis, Myspace, YouTube etc.) in a modern journalistic environment. The praxis-based unit will see students work in rostered teams to create journalistic copy to be published online. They will also work independently to develop individual news or feature story highlighting the innovative possibilities of the online journalism medium.
This unit includes the philosophy and formulation of radio and television news and current affairs, anchor techniques, and radio and television news production using computers.
This unit is your first landscape design studio, introducing you to foundational landscape design knowledge, skills, and applications. You will acquire these in stages, covering a range of design principles, theories and processes which you will apply to real or simulated design scenarios. The first stage is an immersion in, and familiarisation with, landscape’s structural and compositional relationships and ways to interpret and express these. Next you will learn to apply basic design problem solving processes to articulate landscape design propositions in response to your interpretations. You will learn and experiment with design and discipline-specific language including application of the representational techniques. This studio prepares you for the ongoing series of landscape design studio units.
This unit introduces landscape design principles, theories and processes, and their application in problem solving and articulation of landscape architectural propositions. It consolidates and provides foundational skills and knowledge to develop ongoing landscape design studio units. Through critical thinking and experimental design propositions you will explore the relations between the process and concepts of landscape, space, scale, time and landscape atmospheres. You will experiment with design development processes and the language of landscape design to articulate and communicate ideas. This unit builds on DLB101 Landscape Studio 1 and DYB111 Create and Represent: Form, inviting you to interpret wider dimensions of landscape and experiment with design development and representation. It guides you to apply the representational techniques you will learn in DYB113 Create and Represent: Materials.
This unit provides foundational landscape technology principles of landform and tectonics and processes allowing you to understand and apply the technical manipulation of landforms as part of the landscape design process. This unit continues your development of finer scale of detail and precision including landform grading for drainage and circulation. It extends the technical graphic design development and communication skills developed in Create and Represent units and prepares you for the subsequent Landscape units.
This unit introduces a range of theories, principles and approaches to contemporary place making through site planning skills and the critical examination of how people perceive and respond to their environment, both individually and collectively. It explores theories of environment and behaviour, place-making and environmental psychology essential to the formulation of sustainable landscape design propositions. These investigations and design propositions develop your research and design communication skills and will provide an intellectually rigorous foundation for the rest of this course and for later professional practice. This unit advances your skills to research and apply design theory in the creation of places for people. It addresses key physical, psychological and cultural theories that underpin our knowledge of the reciprocal relationship between people and their environments. You will also have the opportunity to improve your design communication skills.
This second year unit builds on your knowledge of environmental sustainability and introduces you to scientific, horticultural and planting design principles and their application in sustainable site-based planting design, including the specific conventions of planting design communication. As such, the unit engages with the basic plant sciences (botany, ecology and horticulture) including: botanical nomenclature, morphology, plant forms, assemblages and systems, and plant cultivation requirements. You will apply this knowledge to develop and articulate sustainable site-based planting design propositions and extend your communication techniques.
This unit introduces the foundational principles and processes of landscape technology to understand and apply the technical manipulation of landforms as part of the landscape design process. It continues your DLB101 design learning at a finer scale of detail and precision including landform grading for drainage and circulation. This unit extends the technical graphic design development and communication skills developed in DLB103 and prepares you for the intermediate-level unit in landscape construction, DLB440.
This intermediate level landscape design studio unit builds on the foundational knowledge, skills and applications you learnt in first year, and in DLB325. In it you will explore theories of environment and behaviour, place-making and environmental psychology, including how people perceive and respond to landscapes both individually and collectively, building on your understanding of landscape as a cultural expression developed in DLB200. You will engage in the application of these theories for systematic landscape appraisal and design development to articulate sustainable site-based design propositions. You will further develop your application of the representational techniques learnt in DLB103 and DLB203, consolidating the details of landscape design communication conventions as well as experimentation. This studio prepares you for the consolidation of your intermediate level design skills in DLB400.
This capstone Landscape Architecture studio unit engages your ability to identify case study sites, synthesise relevant theory and apply theoretical frameworks to novel design propositions which address significant real world issues. It explores critical thinking and original design propositions and the relationship between landscape architecture and the emergent concept of ‘resilience’. The studio will promote designs for landscapes impacted by climate change and natural disaster and will prompt you to identify and design interventions which enhance resilience to disruptive cultural and economic forces.
This introductory level unit builds on the foundational knowledge of environmental sustainability you learnt in DEB100, and the knowledge, skills and applications you learnt in your first year core landscape architecture units. This unit introduces you to scientific, horticultural and planting design principles and the basic plant sciences (botany, ecology and horticulture) including: botanical nomenclature, morphology, plant forms, assemblages and systems, and plant cultivation requirements. You will apply this knowledge to develop and articulate sustainable site-based planting design propositions, and extend the communication techniques you learnt in DLB103 and DLB203 to learn the specific conventions of planting design communication. This unit prepares you for your first intermediate level landscape design studio DLB400 and further studies in environmental science in DLB420.
This unit aids you to apply the theories of urban ecology in landscape appraisal and design development. This intermediate-level landscape design studio unit consolidates the introductory knowledge, skills and applications learnt so far. In conjunction with DLB420, you will explore design theories and processes related to urban ecology including human processes in landscape formation. You will apply these in the appraisal and design of site-based landscape propositions, including their sustainable integration into wider landscape systems such as the movement and exchange of people, capital, services, water and energy. This unit will build on your understanding of the complexities of landscape and consolidate your landscape design development and communication skills, preparing you for further expansion of your intermediate level design skills in DLB500.
This unit introduces the structural, material and legislative principles and processes of landscape design construction. It introduces basic structural theories, material properties and principles, and design and construction principles and processes. These help you analyse technical briefs and critically evaluate and select appropriate materials and construction techniques to formulate sustainable landscape design propositions and implementation strategies. This unit also introduces you to the legislative environment governing landscape construction. It extends the technical graphic design development and communication skills you developed in DLB240, and prepares you for the advanced-level unit in landscape design, technology and construction - DLH600.
This final intermediate level landscape design studio unit builds on the knowledge, skills and applications consolidated in DLB400. In conjunction with DLB525, you will explore design theories and processes related to interactions between society (including culture, economy and technology) and the environment, placing an emphasis on developing landscape speculations which address sustainability in cultural and biophysical landscape contexts. Your learning will involve the rigorous testing of design ideas against the constraints of selected landscapes and briefs. You will develop and test a philosophical basis for design exploration, engaging with experimental design processes and self-directed research. This unit shifts your learning toward greater design complexity and independent application and development of your communication skills. It prepares you to engage with advanced level landscape design in DLH600.
This unit addresses landscape design and technology / construction principles and processes. It is your first advanced-level landscape design studio unit, and your first 24-credit-point unit in the 4-year landscape architecture course. As such, it unites and builds on technical landscape design principles and processes in a program of advanced design resolution through the development of technical documents commensurate with those produced by the profession for landscape construction contractors. It shifts your learning toward greater creative and technical design specificity and independent application, providing a solid foundation for your final year landscape design studios beginning with DLH700.
This advanced level 24 credit point landscape design studio unit builds on the knowledge, skills and applications developed in your landscape architecture core units to date. In it you will explore advanced theory in landscape planning to help you conceptualise the complex social and environmental issues and policy frameworks that inform land development, and the related design and planning theories and processes such as those emerging through landscape urbanism. In a sustained, semester-long project you will engage with a large scale site and associated complex problems of planning, design and management, and independently formulate innovative and sustainable landscape planning and design propositions and implementation strategies. This unit shifts your learning toward greater complexity and independent application of advanced skills in the generation of detailed communication and presentation techniques commensurate with professional-level landscape architectural investigation and practice. The following semester unit DLH800 will build on these skills in your capstone landscape project.
This capstone unit aims for you to be able to apply theories of Landscape Planning and Landscape Urbanism in landscape appraisal and design development. You will undertake a sustained, semester-long thesis-style project at an advanced conceptual and schematic landscape design level based on substantial independent research and rigorous design development. Understanding landscape architecture as a contextual and relational discipline, you will formulate innovative and sustainable landscape planning and design propositions and implementation strategies to balance competing social, cultural, economic, and ecological constraints and opportunities. This unit develops independent skills in investigation and practice enabling you to engage with a wide range of projects. It consolidates your individual expression of the knowledge, skills and application of landscape design principles, theories and processes developed in your landscape architecture core units to date.
This unit introduces the legal and regulatory environment in which landscape architects operate. Design practice requires the understanding and adherence to a range of ethical, cultural, business and legal concerns and requirements. This unit provides you with the knowledge to understand and participate in professional design practice by introducing key issues in the design professions, including: the organisation and roles of the regulatory and professional bodies governing the professions; the cultural and legal context for contemporary design practice; essential skills in consultancy and construction contracts; and the ethical values and attitudes which govern professional practice. An emphasis on integrated scholarship and collaborative links with other professions will build your capacity and resilience as you transition from life as a university student to life as a beginning professional.
This unit provides you with the skills to critically engage with media as a user and industry participant. By developing your current awareness of contemporary debates and developments in Australian media, you will learn about how national and local media are shaped by a range of factors including globalising media markets, questions of national culture and identity, and digital disruption. As such, the unit introduces the theories that seek to improve media industry visibility and its social and economic importance. It also addresses public policy strategies for critically assessing industry, government, citizen and consumer perspectives around media industry. A critical understanding of media institutions helps to inform ethical media choices and professional communication practices. Current awareness of technological, economic and political drivers and impediments for change introduces you to leaders, change agents and experienced practitioners in a range of media sectors.
This unit critically assesses the relationship between social media and society and the evolution from mass to integrated media systems, focusing on our everyday interactions with contemporary social media platforms and within broader technical and historical shifts. As such, the unit assists you to develop a critical perspective on the complex contemporary social media landscape by providing you with key concepts needed to assess the social effect of media. It also enables you to engage with broad questions such as what is distinctly ‘social’ about social media and how can these technologies best be harnessed to benefit all of us within societies also heavily shaped by factors such as corporate interests, political and economic instability, and class inequalities.
This advanced level unit equips you with critical understanding and skills in contemporary computational research methods as they are applied to digital content, platforms and networks. From computational analyses of ‘big social data’ to close qualitative analysis of digital media platforms and practices, the approaches, methods and tools that are grounded in and suitable for the study of digital media are expanding and evolving rapidly. This unit aims to provide you with critical understanding and practical skills in how to select and implement contemporary digital approaches to the collection, analysis and interpretation of various forms of emerging communication data, such as social media content (both textual and visual) and geodata.
This units affords final year Media and Communication students the opportunity to work on Straddl - an online resource for media and communication students and professionals based in Brisbane. Students involved in this project will work in teams to collectively update and contribute to the site, and learn basic project management strategies.
Industry and professional association networks are extremely important in media and communication industries. This unit will extend, apply and deepen your understanding of these networks through further developing and contributing to Straddl - an online resource that profiles media and communication industries in Brisbane. You will also refine your project planning and management skills, information analysis skills, and team leadership and membership skills. This unit aims to deepen your working knowledge of media and communication by demonstrating how critical understandings of media and communication are practically applied, providing an environment in which to develop your team leadership abilities, communication skills and project management capacities to professional levels of attainment while contributing at a high level to the development of an online content site.
Issues surrounding 'The Media' are a common source of interest for the media itself, and to the general public. Media and communication students should be well-positioned to make an informed contribution to these debates, but often lack the ability to communicate with a general audience. This unit will therefore assist students in this regard, helping them to become a visible part of the public discourse.
This unit allows you to further engage in public debates about the media, politics and popular culture and to develop high level strategies for translating academic concepts into a public forum. It requires you to reflect critically about the relationship between academic and public discourse, and how the two domains interact. Media and communication students should be well-positioned to make an informed contribution to media debates, but often lack the ability to communicate with a general audience. This unit will assist you in this regard, helping you to become a visible part of the public discourse.
This unit introduces a range of research methodologies and techniques used in the journalism, media and communication disciplines to prepare you to apply this knowledge to the design and delivery of a modest project. It aims to prepare you for scholarly and practice-led research at Honours, Masters and Doctoral level. In this unit, you will coordinate and develop research skills and knowledge acquired in years one and two of the course. Research skills are an important element of graduate capabilities, applicable to scholarly work at Honours and higher degree level, and also to professional practice. This unit will enable you to explore the possibilities of academic research, design a project, and acquire data gathering, analysis and presentation skills of value to subsequent study and employment.
This unit establishes a community of practice with an emphasis on collaborative music-making that you can draw on to inform your own work. It introduces you to a range of music contexts, concepts and techniques to help you better understand your practice and that of your peers, and to be better positioned and equipped to respond as appropriate. Successful musicians need to form and negotiate their creative practice within a complex professional environment. They need critical, technical, conceptual and communication skills to understand their music in context and how it can be connected to an audience. This unit introduces you to the fundamental concepts and approaches to develop your practical skills in the creation and presentation of new music. It provides an opportunity for you to explore and present creative ideas collaboratively with peers in a professionally engaged environment.
This unit builds on the foundational aural and analytical skills introduced in Musicianship 1 to develop understanding of music and sound. These skills will be applied to a range of musical styles, settings and practices. The development of critical listening, analytical skills combined with representational and demonstrational skills across a broad range of music and sound is critical to the developing modern musician. The unit will foster a deeper understanding of music and sound to help inform and situate your creative practice. This unit develops your awareness, critical analytical and synthesis skills across a broad range of music and sound contexts and concepts. It complements other creative, practical and analytical units by fostering a deeper understanding of music and sound.
This unit develops your awareness, critical analytical and synthesis skills across a broad range of music and sound contexts and concepts. It complements other creative, practical and analytical units in the degree by fostering a deeper understanding of music and sound.
Building on Music Creation 1, this unit develops skills and understanding to create new music across a range of musical practices in performance, production and composition. Successful musicians need to form and negotiate their creative practice within a complex professional environment. They need to develop critical skills to understand their music in context and how it can be connected to an audience. As the second of four units in Music Creation, it builds deeper engagement and knowledge used to present creative ideas with peers and industry professionals.
This unit assists you to develop an awareness of your own musicianship and where this is situated within the diversity of contemporary practices and contexts. It develops your awareness of analytical and synthesis skills across a broad range of music and sound contexts and concepts. It complements other creative, practical and analytical units by fostering a deeper understanding of music and sound. This advanced musicianship unit provides you with critical listening, analysis, representational and demonstrational skills across a broad range of music and sound. The unit will foster a deeper understanding of music and sound to help inform and situate your creative practice. You will build on these skills towards your final year capstone Music Creation units.
This unit allows you to develop the ability to write in at least two corporate writing genres and be proficient in three other genres. It deals with both the fundamentals of language (grammar, punctuation, style) and common corporate writing genres (manuals, reports, speeches, brochures). Professional communication specialists must have a command of an extensive range of corporate writing genres to create and edit corporate documents. As a corporate writing specialist, you must also be able to respond authoritatively to technical and stylistic writing questions when such matters arise in the workplace. You will develop your knowledge about how language works and be able to use that knowledge in practical writing applications. As a result, you will become a more confident writer and communicator in corporate and professional situations.
This unit equips you with advanced-level corporate communication skills and techniques that will enhance your writing and editing abilities. It advances your learning in corporate writing and editing to equip you with the skills needed as a corporate communicator and further develops skills in the areas of professional writing, mechanics, grammar, and editing. The unit is scheduled in the final year of your degree to ensure that you will be prepared for your transition to the workplace.
This unit introduces you to the conditions of current creative visual arts practices, their processes, reception, and contribution to society. You will initiate an individual visual art practice through the exploration of creative processes, the application of ‘art thinking’ and the development of a conceptual/contextual framework to support your studio activities.
This unit advances on your independent, self-directed art practice. By exploring a range of processual strategies for the practice of contemporary art and identifying its active and emergent conceptual dimensions, you will develop ways of engaging with the possibilities and challenges arising from the practice of contemporary art. The open-ended conditions of current creative practices, their processes, reception, and contribution to society, are diverse, increasingly complex, and inherently multi-layered. The Open Studio model of contemporary visual art practice provides a platform to build a robust and flexible creative skillset. Building on learning completed in Visual Arts Open Studio 1, you will expand your individual visual art practice through the exploration of creative processes, the application of 'art thinking'; and the development of a conceptual/contextual framework to support your studio activities.
This unit addresses the development of the Museum in Western cultures and how that tradition manifests in current arts practices, such as in contemporary exhibitions, the display of collections, installation and site-specificity, audience interaction, curatorial activities such as didactic panels and virtual galleries. This unit will assist you in displaying objects and images from your own arts practice and/or the artwork of others in effective and appropriate ways.
Building on your first year Visual Arts Open Studio learning, this unit focuses on the consolidation of an individualised visual art practice within a creative community of practitioners. It foregrounds art thinking, speculative inquiry and combinatory play with the material, conceptual and contextual dimensions of creative practice in order to nurture an imaginative and effective level of creative literacy and intelligence.
This unit focuses on the elaboration and sustained development of an individualised artistic practice within a creative community of practitioners. It foregrounds art thinking, speculative inquiry and combinatory play with the material, conceptual and contextual dimensions of creative practice in order to nurture an expanded and nuanced level of creative literacy and intelligence. The open-ended conditions of current creative practices, their processes, reception, and contribution to society, are extremely diverse, increasingly complex, and inherently multi-layered. The Open Studio model provides a unique and ideally suited position from which to understand these factors and develop a relevant creative skillset. This unit furthers a sense of creative inquiry, self-motivation, self-reliance, and an openness to new ideas and aesthetic experiences. By providing support and structure for these activities and developments, the unit reinforces these essential qualities of artistic practice.
In this final year unit, you will undertake self-directed, intensive study in the Open Studio supported by research into a broad range of artists’ practices and contemporary art theory. The Open Studio is a creative community, which foregrounds art thinking, speculative inquiry and combinatory play with the material, conceptual and contextual dimensions of creative practice.
This unit provides conceptual frameworks and practical experience in the Open Studio, in order to synthesise critical, creative and analytical thinking, in an independent, professionally ready, creative practice. It addresses effective communication, presentation and advocacy skills for the variety of contexts and modes you will engage with in the professional industry. The conditions of contemporary art practices, their production, reception and contribution to society are extremely diverse, increasingly complex and multi-layered. Your sustained critical involvement and increasing commitment to conceptual and creative pursuits will be supported by intensive research into artists' practices and contemporary theory. The Open Studio is a creative community, which foregrounds art thinking, speculative inquiry and combinatory play with the material, conceptual and contextual dimensions of creative practice.
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