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Architecture and Media (ABPL90368)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90368
Semester 1
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The subject critically examines the contemporary and historical modes in which architecture engages with media. Some forms of media tools at the architect’s disposal to be studied include: the magazine, the journal article, the exhibition, the manifesto, the website, the competition, and the employment of social media. The subject is for students interested in acquiring insight into the use of media for professional practice as well as for students who want to participate in the cultural industries and institutions related to architectural discourse. Special emphasis will be on the preparation of the MSD student journal Inflection.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Explain and value the relationship between architecture and media.
  • Analyze important contemporary and historical examples of media in architecture, with a special emphasis on architectural journals.
  • Engage critical thinking in analyzing histories and theories of architectural design.
  • Learn and improve upon writing and editing skills.

Generic skills

  • Comprehend and discuss concepts related to architecture and media
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical ability
  • Develop leadership skills and teamwork capabilities
  • Improve writing skills

Last updated: 21 August 2019