Spatial design is the design of human environments. It incorporates aspects of interior design, architecture, urban design, performance, art and visual technologies. Many spatial designers work in the field of interior architecture. Others pursue work in scenography or performance design, the creation of exhibitions and events, furniture design or virtual environments.
The Spatial Design major in the Bachelor of Design degree (BDes) involves studying the relationships between people and their environments, and designing ways to improve those environments.
In studio papers, beginning with Core Studio, students learn conceptual and design development, and communication. After the first semester, students can choose from a number of studio units, each working with a specific design problem.
Core papers investigate the ideas of others with students developing skills in critical analysis.
Technology papers, beginning with Creative Process and Introduction to Computing, focus on the tools designers use, beginning with fundamental skills in drawing and computing.
115002 Introduction to Spatial Computing (15)
115003 Spatial Design Studio I (30)
115024 Creative Process (15)
115100 Core Studio Art and Design (30)
115101 Core Theory Art and Design (15)
115141 Spatial Design Theory I (15)
Year 2 papers - 120 points in total
116017 Spatial Design Studio IIB (30)
116018 Advanced Spatial Computing (15)
116019 Contemporary Spatial Design Practice (15)
116105 Spatial Design Studio IIA (30)
116106 Spatial Design Theory II (15)
116200 Elective Project (15)
Year 3 papers - 120 points in total
117011 Spatial Design Studio IIIB (30)
117012 Contextual Research (15)
117013 Construction Technology (15)
117301 Professional Practice (15)
117341 Spatial Design Theory III (15)
117342 Spatial Design Studio IIIA (30)
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
Please contact the Programme Administrator, Margaret Moala for programme information.
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