|Year of offer||2017|
|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
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
- 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
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 3 January 2017 to 14 February 2017 Last self-enrol date 8 December 2016 Census date 13 January 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 3 February 2017 Assessment period ends 20 February 2017
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 24 February 2017 to 28 May 2017 Last self-enrol date 3 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 Donald Bates Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x 3 hours studios per week Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 21 July 2017 to 22 October 2017 Last self-enrol date 28 July 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
Additional delivery details
An enrolment quota of 64 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.