SRD755 - Architecture Research: Masterclass Preparation


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

SRD753, SRT751

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 3 hour practical experience (studio) per week.


Please note students will be required to pay additional costs (not included in standard student fees) for unit related materials.


This unit is Part I of the final and most significant unit in your academic experience in architectural design: Architecture Masterclass Studio. As Part I of Masterclass – the unit will provide the opportunity for you to establish a design position, contextualise and site your position within the larger discipline of architecture, and establish a design brief to bring into Masterclass (SRD766). You will be asked to demonstrate your command through research and rigour, meaningful and critical analysis of precedent architects and their methods of design and precedent architecture. Importantly, you will be required to formulate your own individual design brief for the subsequent unit, Masterclass. This will require you to define a meaningful design enquiry or make a proposition (take a design position) that you wish to pursue, where the project becomes an opportunity to explore and manifest these ideas. The point of departure should not simply be the functional programme or typology. The initiation, preparation, and conceptual design explorations will be the focus of this unit which is seen as a preparatory unit (Part I) of the final capstone unit, Masterclass. The teaching team look forward to engaging with your thoughtful and critical discussions of architecture.

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