Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. identify seminal art, design and philosophical movements and their influences on the development of design disciplines,
  2. analyse and discuss the impact and influences of significant global events on design practice from social, indigenous, technological and economic perspectives,
  3. examine and deconstruct the evolution of key design practitioners' methodologies and communication techniques,
  4. appraise contemporary local, regional and global design thinking and practice to anticipate future challenges and opportunities.
    • Bauhaus
    • Mies vander Rohe
    • Frank Lloyd Wright and Creativity
    • Eames and the cold war
    • Contemporary Practice
    • Pop, plastic and Postmodernism
    • Modern Critique
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Standard Media
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Audio/Video conferencing
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Webcam, Speakers, Microphone

This subject was previously known as BIA270 Interior Architecture Contexts.

This interdisciplinary subject explores and debates significant art and design movements across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the broader context of significant world events affecting social, political, technological, and economical developments, including indigenous perspectives. The effects of these movements on the shaping and making of the interior is considered at both local and international levels, in particular by deconstructing key methods and processes of design practice.

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  • Group Research Project (30%)
  • Essay (35%)
  • Case Study (35%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

undergraduate CUR-AIA-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Applied Science Interior Architecture

  • Level Four Subjects
  • Level Four Subjects - Honours Stream