|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject is the capstone subject for the Architecture major in the Bachelor of Environments. It is intended that the subject will integrate previous coursework in the major. The core of the undergraduate design sequence is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. The focus of the investigations of this subject will be architecture in an urban context, which will be explored by students designing a particular building type, e.g. a theatre, a motel, a car park, a television studio, a school, etc. The project will engage with historical, theoretical, structural, and environmental ideas relevant to the specific project through the lectures and various set design exercises.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Demonstrate an ability to develop a brief in response to a studio theme;
- Demonstrate an ability to generate, explore and critically evaluate a variety of design possibilities for a given situation;
- Demonstrate an understanding of relationships between architectural proposals and studio themes;
- Select from a range of theories (architectural, artistic, environmental, historical, philosophical, scientific, etc.) and make them relevant to the task at hand;
- Understand and convincingly and innovatively link the relationship between the selected or developed theory or theories, the site, the city, the architectural program, and the architectural intervention.
- Demonstrate skills in the appropriate use of representational media;
- Develop and select from a range of communication options and techniques and select a relevant means of communicating a range of experiential, sensual and conceptual design intentions;
- Demonstate the ability to make a case for proposals;
- Integrate the pragmatic issues of the project with their own agenda and to be aware of the experiential, sensual and conceptual consquences of the pragmatic issues;
- Demonstrate an ability to integrate studies from the three streams of subjects from the Architecture Major in design proposal(s);
- Engage with and contribute to your own work and with the work of others in the studio.
- A capacity for: verbal and two- and three-dimensional communication skills;
- Critical evaluation of design ideas and decision making in their regard;
- Appropriate use of design terminology;
- Time management and meeting deadlines;
- Succinct presentation skills entailing the appropriate use of media, format and abstraction.
Eligibility and requirements
Completion of 250 points of Bachelor of Environments subject including:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL30048||Architecture Design Studio: Air||
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL30058||Architecture Design Studio: Sparks||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Design Journal (equivalent to a 2000 word essay) approximately 40-50 hours of work per student due week 12 (20%);
- Design Project Interim Submission 1 and 2 (including Component of research approximately 20 hours of work each ), due week 6 and 9 (10% each);
- Design Project final submission (including final presentation, approximately 120 hours of work per student), submission in week 12. Presentation
takes place during the examination period(60%).
Hurdle requirement: Attendance at least 75% of studios is obligatory. Failure to attend 75% of studios will normally result in failure in the subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Gregory Missingham Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x 3 hour studios per week; 1 x 1 hour lectures per week (or equivalent hours). Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017 Last self-enrol date 10 March 2017 Census date 31 March 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017 Assessment period ends 23 June 2017
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Gregory Missingham Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x 3 hour studios per week; 1 x 1 hour lectures per week (or equivalent hours). Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017 Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017 Census date 31 August 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 September 2017 Assessment period ends 17 November 2017
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
A bibliography relevant to the particular project will be included in the subject outline, which will be available to students prior to the first class.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Informal specialisation Environments Discipline subjects Informal specialisation Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors Major Landscape Architecture major Major Urban Design and Planning major Major Architecture major
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and Exchange students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad.