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Designing: Models as a Tool for Design Communication - GEND4207
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Campus: College of Fine Arts Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 3
EFTSL: 0.06250 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0
Enrolment Requirements:
Excluded: SDES1107
Fee Band: 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course is an introduction to basic model making techniques, materials and equipment. Models are a three dimensional method of expressing design process intent and approach. The students will be made aware of the place of models as a communication tool in an array of design situations. The various types of models required for differing objectives will also be described. The course will consist of model making exercises and visual references through lectures and slide shows. Students will be encouraged to experiment and develop understandings and skills which will enable them to appreciate their designs through practicality. Through the exercises and project work, students from varied disciplines can interact through their creativity and experience working approaches from a discipline other than their own specialist study area. The assessment of this course will consist of a progressive evaluation as well as both verbal and visual presentations of the completed exercises and project.

Note/s: Paddington Campus.

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