This design history specialisation track introduces students to the ideas, places, social histories, aesthetics, and tools of representation that have shaped the designed and built environment. The electives on offer build essential skills in understanding and writing about design and media, buildings, landscapes and cities. Subjects cover a global and historial reach with a particular focus on Asia, Australia and Europe.
This specialisation will prepare graduates for many important tasks in their future employment including site analysis, writing reports and critical reviews, conservation and heritage assessments, and crucially in becoming a competent and informed designer. The proposed specialisation will also prepare students for entry into the Masters of Urban and Cultural Heritage (MUCH), the M.Arch degree, as well as give important research skills for future RHD entry to MPhil and PhD degrees.
Intended learning outcomes
- Demonstration of broad critical understandings of global histories and theories of designed environments and their heritage.
- High level of critical skills in reading, writing and communicating about historical and theoretical themes in design history.
- Ability to understand and interpret historical precedents and contexts, including fieldwork.
- Ability to bring historical and theoretical ideas to bear on current disicplines in the design and architecture disicplines.
Last updated: 12 November 2021