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DSTUD

DESIGN studio

Unit Moderator: Emily Berry

UNIT OUTLINE Trimester 3, 2011

CRICOS Provider Code 02042G


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ACADEMIC LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (ALEP)........................................ 12 ACADEMIC MASTER SKILLS WORKSHOPS ................................................................ 12  STUDENTS’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ............................................................ 13  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION .......................................................................................... 13  Telephone Contacts ................................................................................................................... 13

UNIT STUDY CALENDAR................................................................................................ 14 Page 2 of 14


ESSENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Unit Title

DESIGN studio

Unit Moderator

Emily Berry Tutors: Ariane Palassis

Credit Value Co-, Pre- and Anti-requisites

NIL

Additional requirements

NIL

Core Unit status

If you are taking this unit as a required (core) unit in your course of study, you may be terminated from your course of study if you fail this unit three times.

Ancillary Fees and Charges

All fee information can be obtained through: • • •

the Curtin College website or Curtin Brochure Level 1 Reception.

Unit Website

Moodle via the Student Portal is the unit’s website. Students can access the Student Portal via the College’s website: www.curtincollege.edu.au

Tuition Pattern

1 x 1hr lecture per week. Monday, 1:30pm-2:30pm 2 x 3hr studio sessions per week (2:30pm – 5:30pm Monday and Thursday)

Study Load

Students are expected to spend 12 hrs outside studio sessions per week.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones must be switched off when you are in a class.

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TEACHING STAFF The lecturer and their email for this unit are Emily Berry:

berry@learning.cic.wa.edu.au

Your lecturer will assist you with your learning and any problems or difficulties you may be experiencing while undertaking this unit. They will mark your assignments and provide feedback in relation to your progress in this unit. You will be able to contact your lecturer through the Student Portal. Your lecturer is also available for an extra hour per week for individual consultation. Please check with your lecturer for their availability. Consultation times are also listed on Moodle under the unit name. UNIT MODERATOR Every unit also has a person who is responsible for the overall administration of that unit. This person is the Unit Moderator. Their contact details are below: Unit Moderator:

Emily Berry

Email:

berry@learning.cic.wa.edu.au

INTRODUCTION Individual Habitation of the Environment: bodies and place… Welcome to the design studio where you will be discovering that the basis of architectural design is philosophical; it begins with curiosity and wonder…which is…the desire to know something. This semester we are delving into the expanse of the individual within the differing contexts. We will be getting to know the urban or city setting as well as landscape by interacting, interpreting and redefining context. Habitation and the expanded field of possibilities/impossibilities will be examined and design propositions that deal with the micro and macro (space, form, structure and material) level produced.

UNIT SYLLABUS The Design Studio is the fundamental study of the relationships between ideas and architectural space as related to human culture. Principles are developed through assigned architectural and interior design projects. Page 4 of 14


This unit is intended to foster in students: • Development of critical thinking and skills through design tasks involving the application of knowledge, conceptualisation, decision-making, and problem solving. • Application and development of modeled / drawn and non-drawn communication of ideas in architecture and interior architecture design. Students are expected to: • attend studios and any arranged lectures. Attendance is recorded each week. • attend all workshops • attend any arranged site visits • participate fully in discussions during studio critiques • be prepared to pin up their work both at interim review and final submission • come prepared with required equipment for studio sessions

LEARNING OUTCOMES A design evolves through exploration and reappraisal of a range of ideas and propositions that lead progressively to the eventual resolution of a coherent design proposal. Evidence of this progressive process must be demonstrated in each of the successive stages of Design as defined in each project. Each student is required: to create a design(s) which is capable of realisation through the exercise of knowledge, imagination, judgement and professional responsibility.

On successful completion of this unit the expected learning outcomes for a successful student and the associated Curtin graduate attributes developed or assessed in this unit are summarized in the tables below

Learning Outcome LO1

Learning and understanding through ‘Enquiry’

LO2

The articulation of ‘Enquiry’

L03

‘Doing’ as a tool for learning

LO4

Learning and understanding through varying ‘Methodologies’

LO5

Learning and understanding through ‘Precedent’

LO6

Learning and understanding through ‘Technology’

LO7

Refining, editing and compilation of process + outcomes presented professionally.

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GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES Assessments / learning outcomes

Discipline Knowledge

Thinking Skills

Information Skills

Comm. Skills

Technology Skills

PROJECT 1

x

PROJECT 2A + B

x

X

x

x

X

x

X

x

x

X

x

x

PROJECT 2C

x

x

Learning to Learn

FOLIO LO1

x

LO2 LO3 x

X

LO5

x

X

x

x

x

x

x X

x x

LO6

x

LO7

x

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Professional Skills

X

x

LO4

Cultural Understanding

X

X X

International Perspective

x


LEARNING ACTIVITIES This unit is taught as a series of individual studio sessions and weekly lectures. Contact Hours:

Lecture: Studio:

1 hr per week 6 hr total per week

The unit is comprised of 2 projects that progressively introduce students to concepts, and working methodologies. Each project explores the ideas of site (both urban + landscape based), form + space and inhabitation, working from basic elements of design through to more complex spatial designs. Additionally there will be site visits that are compulsory for the completion of this unit. A final folio is required that documents the semesters progress and is the confirmation of each of the project marks throughout the semester.

STUDENT FEEDBACK Students will be invited to participate in on-line surveys of their satisfaction with this unit and the College and from time to time, an in-class survey of their lecturer conducted by the Deputy Academic Director, Academic Director of the lecturer themselves.

LEARNING RESOURCES The Unit materials you will need for this unit are: -Drawing/modeling making equipment and materials -References + reading material specific to each brief on commencement of each project -Web-Based Resources specific to each brief on commencement of each project Unit outline *students must check their Curtin College email regularly - Moodle will be an essential communication tool for this unit.

COURSE NOTES / MOODLE Course notes, assessment details such as due dates, weighting of assessments and other details relating to course material are accessed via the Moodle tab on your Student Portal.

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TEXT BOOK Recommended Texts: You do not have to purchase the following textbooks but you may like to refer to them. • •

Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture, Virginia McLeod Pet Architecture Guide Book Vol 2, Atelier Bow-Wow

ASSESSMENT DETAILS Assessment Summary The assessment for this unit consists of the following items.

Assessment Tasks

PROJECT 1

PROJECT 2 part A + B, workshop, part C

Worth

Due

Unit Learning Outcome Assessed

20%

week 4

1-3

70%

(A + B) week

(25,5,40)

(workshop) week (C) week

FOLIO

10%

exam week

TOTAL

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100%

1-6

7 8

12

7


project 1 20% Due: week 4 MONDAY 31st October The project is an introduction to the importance of the individual as an independent thinker… developing a greater awareness of ones imagination and how to access knowledge pertaining to our relationship with the environment. Through a process based enquiry that is grounded in the use of a system as generator, each student will produce a 3 dimensional object/model and ‘collage panels’ that embodies their understanding of the human scale and their immediate external environment.

Marking Criteria -The concept demonstrates the exercise of critical choice, aesthetic judgement and creative imagination. -Process methodologies are developed as tools for the production of new ideas and propositions. -Sensitivity to the ordering, sequencing and articulation of two and three dimensional form and spatial content is evident.

project 2 70% [part A + B (25%), workshop (5%), part C (40%)] Due: week 12 THURSDAY 5th January This project introduces ways of enquiry: imagining, wondering, recording what exits and projecting what does not yet exist through drawing, mapping, model making and sketching….there will be a series of different parts to the project that introduce these methodologies.

Marking Criteria -The concept responds to the physical location and addresses the relevant wider issues of context and environmental concerns. -The concept demonstrates the exercise of critical choice, aesthetic judgement and creative imagination. -Respect for the natural environment and awareness of the issues of sustainability are demonstrated in the conceptual design. -The impact of the design concept upon the environment and the context is assessed. -Process methodologies are developed as tools for the production of new ideas and propositions. -Graphic and model making techniques are used in the development and communication of design concepts, both through workshops and process work. -Sensitivity to the ordering, sequencing and articulation of three-dimensional form and Page 9 of 14


spatial content is evident.

FOLIO 10% Due: exam week THURSDAY 19th January The folio is an opportunity to revisit, refine and edit the semesters work. There is the potential to increase marks for the projects within a given grade eg. CR- can become a maximum of CR+. The folio is a critical moderating tool to confirm each of the project grades and to a finalise a mark and grade for the unit.

Marking Criteria -The folio is to contain: original process work, final presentation work + further refined work. Drawings and model photographs should be submitted. -Folio Presentation for each project should include approx. 6 x A3 sheets; One Concept Page including: Name + location of the Project, Name of Student, edited concept images + 200 words describing the project context, idea, formal, spatial and material qualities. -Each student shall submit a CD disk including a power point presentation that represents the entire subject: for each project a total of 12 slides shall be constructed: 6 slides showing process work and 6 slides showing final project (as above for folio, these will be the same images)

Referencing Style Students should use the Chicago referencing style when preparing assignments. More information can be found on this style from the Library web site: http://library.curtin.edu.au/research_and_information_skills/referencing/index.html

Guidelines for Submission All assignments must be accompanied by the Curtin College Assignment Cover Sheet which can be downloaded from the Student Portal – Forms & Info/Forms and Documents/Assignments

Late Submissions and Requests for Extensions Late work will be accepted without penalty if accompanied by a medical certificate for the relevant period or equivalent documentation in the case of a serious non-medical reason but you must contact the Unit Moderator via email prior to the assignment due date. Students will have 10% of the total assessment mark deducted for each calendar day the assessment is late without prior negotiation with the relevant Unit Moderator.

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Assessments will not be marked if they are submitted more than 7 calendar days after the due date (or revised due date if an extension has been granted). Work not submitted after this time (due date plus 7 days) may result in an F – NC (Fail – Incomplete) grade being awarded.

Assignment Marking Students should allow a 2 week marking turnaround for written assignments.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND PLAGIARISM Curtin College is committed to ensuring that all students behave with academic integrity. Therefore, it is essential that you understand the principles underlying academic integrity and behave in a manner according to these principles. It is expected that students act honestly when they undertake all learning and assessment tasks You must be aware of the differences between these terms in the context of work done in this unit. Plagiarism refers to using the words and ideas of another person without acknowledging the source. Plagiarism is not permitted and considered an offence. Failure to acknowledge the sources you have used by using both in-text and end-text referencing will compromise the mark you receive and may result in a ‘0’ mark. One of the main ways to avoid plagiarism is learning how to reference correctly. Information about referencing is available on the Student Portal, which can be accessed from the Curtin College’s Website – www.curtincollege.edu.au or you can obtain a flyer from the Level 2 foyer. Collusion occurs when students produce the final work together, but submit the work under individual names, giving the impression that the final work is wholly that of the individual claiming authorship. If students lend/borrow assignments and use ideas from another student’s assignment, this is deemed to be collusion. This is a deliberate attempt to deceive the lecturer or tutor. Collusion is not permitted and considered an offence. ALL students involved will be penalised. Collaboration describes an activity in which students have been given permission to work together to accomplish a task. You are usually asked to submit a joint assignment under joint names. However, make sure you are clear about how your lecturer wants you to report on the outcomes. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with the rules covering collusion, collaboration and plagiarism. Failure to comply may result in serious penalties, the failure of the assignment in question and possibly failure in the unit. If you have any questions about this please contact your lecturer who will be pleased to explain or refer to the Curtin College Plagiarism Policy which is located under the Policies and Procedures on the Curtin College website – www.curtincollege.edu.au

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Plagiarism Monitoring Some (or all) assessments in this unit may be monitored for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism detection service (see http://turnitin.com). Students who do not want assignments retained in the Turnitin database, must lodge a special request prior to the submission date. Please advise the Unit Moderator if you do not wish to have your assignment retained.

ACADEMIC LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (ALEP) ALEP is a free optional program for Diploma students who would like to further develop their academic and English language skills. It is a 9-week course, starting in week 2 of trimester, which blends a focus on academic skills such as referencing and academic writing with the development of written and oral English language skills. ALEP also has a strong focus on building students’ discipline-specific and academic vocabulary so that they are better prepared for success in their Diploma courses.

ACADEMIC MASTER SKILLS WORKSHOPS The Academic Master Skills workshops are a great way to help you get more out of your studies at Curtin College and later at Curtin University. The workshops cover skills that are very useful to helping students get better grades and use time more efficiently. They run throughout the trimester and most importantly, they are free. Workshops are available weekly and consist of a one hour session. Topics covered include how to manage your time, how to study effectively, how to research and reference, how to deliver oral presentations and how to write essays and reports. For the workshop schedule please refer to the ‘Upcoming Events’ section on the Student Portal / Calendar on Moodle or download a flyer from [Forms & Info/ Learning Support].

EXPECTATIONS OF YOU AS A STUDENT Curtin College is committed to high standards of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of prime importance. Similarly, it holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the environment the College offers. Curtin College’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and Learning states: Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching and learning environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady progress within the subject, comply with workload expectations, and submit required work on time. Page 12 of 14


STUDENTS’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES It is the responsibility of every student to be aware of all relevant legislation, policies and procedures relating to their rights and responsibilities as a student. These include: •

the College’s policy and statements on plagiarism and academic integrity,

the College’s policies on appropriate use of software and computer facilities,

appeals, and grievances resolution,

student feedback,

other policies and procedures

See www.curtincollege.edu.au for comprehensive information on all of the above.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Telephone Contacts: If you have a query relating to administrative matters such as:• • •

requests for deferment of study difficulties with accessing online study materials obtaining assessment results

Please contact Level 1 Reception personally or call 9266 4888.

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UNIT STUDY CALENDAR If you have a printed copy of this document, you may like to tear off this final page and keep the Study Calendar handy as you work through the unit.

Trimester 2, 2011

Week

Begin Date

Lecture

1.

10 Oct

intro lecture

2.

17 Oct

Lecture

3.

24 Oct

Lecture

4.

31 Oct

Lecture

5.

7 Nov

-

MONDAY studio

THURSDAY studio

Assessment %

PROJECT 1

site visit

20 %

MAJOR REVIEW (Project 1 + 2A)

6.

14 Nov

Lecture

7.

21 Nov

Lecture

8.

28 Nov

-

9.

5 Dec

lecture

10.

12 Dec

lecture

PROJECT 2 part A + B Workshop

MAJOR REVIEW part C

2 Jan

25 % 5%

Indicative feedback

BREAK (2 weeks)

19 Dec 11.

Indicative feedback

lecture PROJECT 2

12.

9 Jan

-

part C (inc A + B)

13.

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16 Jan

FOLIO 10 %

40 %

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