Histories and Theories of Design (1537QCA)

This first-year course critically examines design history and theory. Design history, in its traditional form, focuses on design movements, designers and the materiality of the design object and the ways in which it connects to production and consumption, integrated into circulated systems of meaning. The course distinguishes between the concepts and historical figures of the past to frame and inform the key themes influencing art and design theory, practice and culture today and in the future. The relation between design and its place in history, why the designer needs such knowledge and how they need to employ it in future practice will be examined.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 2Gold Coast Trimester 3South Bank Trimester 2South Bank Trimester 3

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
8 July 2019
Last date to add a course
21 July 2019
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 August 2019
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
8 September 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (41307) Wednesday 09:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
S05 2.04
Auditorium and Gallery
South Bank Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Tutorial
Tutorial (46225) Open Friday 13:00 - 16:50
Weeks 2 - 5, 6 - 7
S02 3.07
Webb Centre
South Bank Campus
Tutorial (46224) Monday 14:00 - 17:50
Weeks 2 - 5, 6 - 7
S02 3.13
Webb Centre
South Bank Campus
Tutorial (46223) Wednesday 15:00 - 18:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
S02 3.13
Webb Centre
South Bank Campus
Tutorial (46222) Wednesday 15:00 - 18:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
S02 3.07
Webb Centre
South Bank Campus
Tutorial (46221) Open Monday 14:00 - 17:50
Weeks 2 - 5, 6 - 7
S02 3.07
Webb Centre
South Bank Campus
Tutorial (46220) Wednesday 11:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
S02 3.13
Webb Centre
South Bank Campus
Tutorial (46219) Wednesday 11:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
S02 3.07
Webb Centre
South Bank Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
8 July 2019
Last date to add a course
21 July 2019
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 August 2019
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
8 September 2019

Please view full class information for Queensland College of Art

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (41306) Open Tuesday 09:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
G03 THEATR 2
Lecture Theatres 1/2 Complex
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Computer Laboratory
Computer Laboratory (46218) Full Tuesday 15:00 - 18:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
G01 3.38
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Computer Laboratory (46217) Open Tuesday 15:00 - 18:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
G01 3.37
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Computer Laboratory (46216) Tuesday 11:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
G30 2.14
Arts & Education
Gold Coast Campus
Computer Laboratory (46215) Tuesday 11:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
G01 3.37
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Computer Laboratory (46214) Tuesday 11:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
G01 3.38
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Computer Laboratory (46213) Wednesday 09:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
G01 3.38
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Computer Laboratory (46212) Wednesday 15:00 - 18:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
G14 2.29
Visual Arts Building
Gold Coast Campus
Computer Laboratory (46211) Wednesday 15:00 - 18:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6
G01 3.38
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus