Design

The Design Technology and Graphics course

UC SSC Lake Ginninderra Design course has seen students winning many design awards. The course  offers students a range of design areas to study: Industrial Design (appliances, vehicles, and furniture design), Interior Design and Architecture. All units involve the use of CAD (Computer aided Drawing).

Classes have the opportunity of joining with university Design classes (e.g., Industrial Design projects like chair or street furniture design), sharing teaching and learning experiences. This gives our students direct experience of university life and the potential benefit in studying design at UC after College.

Design competitions in which our students have taken out major prizes include:

  • UC Deans Design competition, 2015-16
  • RAIA Garema Place Design Ideas competition, 2015
  • UOW folio competition, 2015-16 Software used in the Design course: Autodesk Revit, Rhinoceros, Google SketchUp and Adobe Photoshop. Hardware recently acquired for use by Design students includes two 3D printers, a 3D Router and a virtual reality headset.

Architecture units

Architecture Foundation

The design process is introduced and applied to project briefs, along with the use of a Design Folio for work presentation. Architectural principles are applied to the design and/or problem solving process in the production of a range of tasks. Students will be asked to demonstrate the ability to communicate architectural ideas and concepts in a variety of ways such as oral, written, visual and three dimensional presentations. Stu-dents with no previous technical drawing or art experience will be catered for.

Architecture Applications (continuing)

Students will be involved in the production of solutions to larger design or building problems. They will be asked to demonstrate knowledge of how architectural design impacts society and the environment, to make informed choices about personal, professional and vocational pathways, and to articulate an ethical stance in relation to an issue of sustainability through the design of a built environment or building.

Architecture Advanced (continuing)

Town planning principles are applied in the design and production of solutions to larger urban design problems. Students will be asked to develop a further under-standing of town planning and architectural terminology and language, social trends in relation to design of towns and buildings, articulate an ethical stance in relation to an issue of sustainability through the design of a built environment or building, and demonstrate a developed awareness of emerging technologies resulting from changing climate in the design of the built environment.

Architecture: Major Project (continuing)

Students will be asked to demonstrate the ability to manage the creation of a set of architectural design drawings and models from conception to resolution, an accomplished ability to record and communicate the project management process, to foster appropriate industry links, and to present final products to an audience/client.

Design units

Industrial Design Foundation (Beginning)

This unit is studio based and is designed to introduce students to the necessary conceptual understanding, graphic presentation techniques and visual language techniques in order to attempt the other units. The design process will be applied to project briefs and the use of a Design Folio for work presentation will be introduced. Students with no previous technical drawing or art experience will be catered for.

CAD Industrial Design (Continuing)

Concepts introduced in CAD Industrial Design will be more complex and challenging. Design briefs will be presented, developed and solutions presented by students. 3D modelling programs will be introduced to facilitate the preparation of models to aid the assessment of de-signed solutions.

Interior Design (Continuing)

This unit is studio based and involves solving design briefs revolving around Interior Design, software technology and modelling. The need to devise and produce a functional and working solution for interior design spaces such as shops, houses, offices and cultural buildings dominates this unit. CAD and 3D model-ling will be used to explore design ideas and document solutions. External com-petitions can also form the basis of project work.

Major Project (Continuing)

This unit is studio based and involves solving major design briefs revolving around Industrial Design, manufacturing and technology, modelling and proto-types. The application of time management and client consultation skills are central to this unit. CAD and 3D model-ling will be used to explore design ideas and document solutions.