|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This studio emphasises how successful architectural designs express ideas based in well-grounded, critical thinking, and on values manifest in visions of desired futures. Through design projects and analysis of seminal works, students will develop both design ideas for projects and architectural expressions of those ideas. Autonomous studio options will cover a range of project types including housing, public institutions and urban design, taught with an emphasis on architecture as idea, materiality or program. The studio will be vertically integrated with Architectural Design Studios D & E to ensure a wide range of choice and inter-level learning.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Successfully create and resolve the design of a building of medium complexity
- Evaluate results of their work in relation to the environmental and social context and their chosen intellectual traditions
- Communicate a complex design vision in a clear and professional manner.
- An understanding of ethical responses to issues.
- Identification of emerging trends in practice.
- Visual and oral presentation techniques.
- Three-dimensional representation.
- Critical thinking and analysis.
- Capacity for independent thought and reflection.
- Creative response to complex problems.
Eligibility and requirements
Admission into one of the following courses:
MC-ARCH Master of Architecture (200 points)
MC-ARCH Master of Architecture (300 point, entry point)
MC-ARCH3Y Master of Architecture (300 points)
plus all of the following subjects:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL90284||Master of Architecture Studio A||
|ABPL90285||Master of Architecture Studio B||
|ABPL90286||Construction Methods A||
|ABPL90288||Architectural Cultures 1: Modernism||
|ABPL90289||Architectural Cultures 2:After Modernism||
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
- A mid-semester jury review (critique) oral presentation equivalent to 100 hours of work demonstrating design output that may include physical models, drawings, written assignments, site analyses, journals and sketches. Worth 30%.
- An end of semester jury review (critique) oral presentation equivalent to 240 hours of work building on work developed throughout the semester demonstrating design output that may include physical models, drawings, written assignments, site analyses and sketches. Worth 70%.
Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend 75% of studios and pass the end of semester final oral presentation.
Quotas apply to this subject
Dates & times
- Summer Term
Principal coordinator Donald Bates Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x 3 hours studios per week Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 2 January 2018 to 16 February 2018 Last self-enrol date 8 December 2017 Census date 12 January 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 2 February 2018 Assessment period ends 21 February 2018
Summer Term contact information
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Donald Bates Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x 3 hours studios per week Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 23 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 2 March 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Donald Bates Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x 3 hours studios per week Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 20 July 2018 to 21 October 2018 Last self-enrol date 27 July 2018 Census date 31 August 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 21 September 2018 Assessment period ends 16 November 2018
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
An enrolment quota of 96 applies to the Summer Term intensive. This quota applies to the combined enrolments in ABPL90142, ABPL90143 and ABPL90115.
Students will be selected into the subject as they self-enrol during the timely re-enrolment period. If the enrolment quota is exceeded, availability of additional places will be up to the Subject Coordinator’s discretion.
Any students enrolling after the quota has been reached will be withdrawn from the subject and advised of the alternative subjects available.
For detailed information on the quota subject application process and due dates, refer to the EDSC Quota Subjects webpage.
Studio class allocation process is done via a ballot, for further information please refer to the MSD Studios webpage
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
- 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.