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Popular Architecture and Design (ABPL90151)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90151
Campus
Parkville
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This seminar will explore the aesthetics of popular material culture in the everyday. A diverse range of topics, theories, and bodies of work in the field will be introduced and discussed. Students will develop an appreciation of popular or everyday art, architecture and design, and also gain an understanding of how these things may inform their own design work.

At the conclusion of this subject students will develop an appreciation of popular or everyday art, architecture and design, and also gain an understanding of how these things may inform their own design work.

Intended learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this subject students will develop:

  • an appreciation of popular or everyday art,
  • architecture and design, and
  • also gain an understanding of how these things may inform their own design work.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Identify key theories and issues in the field of popular material culture;
  • Engage in critical debate about the use of vernacular form;
  • Utilise an understanding of everyday aesthetics in design work.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Entry into the Melbourne School of Design or approval from the subject coordinator.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

702-318 (ABPL30030) Popular Architecture & Design (UG)

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 Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Assessment

  • Written and graphic assignments - one individual project of up to 1000 words due in week 4 (20%);
  • One group project of up to 2000 words due in week 8 (30%);
  • One essay of at least 3000 words due at the end of semester (50%).

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorDerham Groves
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1 x 2 hour lecture per week; 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date18 July 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Additional delivery details

Quota 185

Students will be selected into the subject as they self-enrol during the timely re-enrolment period. Any students enrolling after the quota has been reached will be withdrawn from the subject and advised of the alternative subjects available

Further information

Related courses

Related majors/minors/specialisations

There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 21 July 2017