Specialise or explore new opportunities.
Electives enable you to enhance and customise your degree, taking you closer to your aspirations. By carefully selecting your electives throughout your degree you can build your art and design capabilities to create a specific career outcome. It is an opportunity for you to take control of where you want to end up professionally.
This page is just a selection of the electives on offer within the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.
Learn how coding is used by artists, designers and architects to translate their ideas into new forms of creative expression and communication.
Develop your practice-based knowledge through applied approaches to researching, making, learning and knowing with a focus on environmental sustainability. You’ll use a diverse set of design skills to respond to complex real-world issues with creative solutions.
How do we reduce the negative impact of human production on the environment? Exploring production, consumption and exchange you’ll learn about life cycle analysis tools, recycling, re-use, dematerialisation and reduction and come closer to designing sustainable objects and environments.
Apply the skills and strategies developed by designers for approaching material problems to a wider range of problems and situations. Designers use a range of conceptual and communication approaches to explore and reconsider the context in which we work, as well as what should or could be achieved. Used by Google, IBM and a range of successful companies, design thinking is also a key element of many entrepreneurs’ ‘tool kits’.
Art, Design and Architecture all offer units exploring the histories and ideas shaping the work of artists, designers and architects. If you’re interested in becoming a cultural commentator, a critic or cultural writer, or want to broaden your understanding of the histories and contexts of making then learn from some of Australia’s leading experts here at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.
Engage with Indigenous culture in an appropriately experiential way. This unit will enable you to develop a deep understanding of the relationship between Indigenous culture and the impact of Country on Indigenous cultural products and relationships to place and situated experience.
‘Services’ are carefully considered human-centred experiences with objects, artefacts or places connected by a system or systems of use. Taking case study examples of creating and organising the provision of a service you’ll explore your own ideas while learning how to create work flowcharts, experience testing techniques and information graphics to communicate ideas and realise solutions.