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Art and Design Studies

197.119 Coding for Creative Practice 15 credits
In this studio course students will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming as an art and design tool. Students will acquire basic knowledge and fundamental techniques for the creative uses of coding across a range of art and design contexts.
197.122 Digital Fabrication 15 credits
In this studio course students will be introduced to open source and consumer software as a means to produce objects with digital fabrication tools. Through an iterative making process, students will develop an understanding of design considerations, workflows and new methods of creating using contemporary digital technologies.
197.123 Visual Identity Systems 15 credits
Develop a visual expression for an organisation or event that can be adapted across a range of mediums. Acquire techniques, skills and processes of synthesis, reduction and abstraction.
197.191 Art and Design: Special Topic I 15 credits
This course focuses on a specific aspect of art and design. Offerings change from year to year and may not be offered in a particular year.
197.211 Rapid Ideation 15 credits
In this studio course students will explore techniques and develop methods of rapid conceptual development in response to a range of design challenges. Students will work collaboratively using a variety of creative processes to facilitate and generate original solutions.
197.228 Contemporary Design Project A 15 credits
Engagement with new thinking in contemporary design research through a specific lecturer-led project.
197.238 Interaction and Interface I 15 credits
In this studio course students will focus on issues and design considerations particular to the interface between technology and people. Principles of usability and interaction will be applied to a range of situations including hand-held, web located, environmental and spatial.
197.270 Creative Ecologies I 15 credits
In this studio course students will focus on the issues raised by human influence on ecology, culture and economy. Students will be exposed to the history and contexts of sustainability and explore a range of creative responses to future scenarios.
197.285 Projections: Trends and Forecasting 15 credits
In this studio course students will explore practices and design methods of analysis for trend forecasting and propose an informed critical position to present visual material including styling for media presentation.
197.288 Creative Industries 15 credits
In this course students will be introduced to creative practices across a broad range of industries. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of precedents and possibilities for creative business leadership.
197.291 Art and Design: Special Topic II 15 credits
This course focuses on a specific aspect of art and design. Offerings change from year to year and may not be offered in a particular year.
197.331 Contemporary Design Project B 15 credits
Engagement with new thinking in contemporary design research through a specific lecturer-led project.
197.332 Contemporary Design Project C 15 credits
Engagement with new thinking in contemporary design research through a specific lecturer-led project.
197.338 Interaction and Interface II 15 credits
In this studio course students will expand their knowledge and proficiency with specific aspects of human-technology interaction. Students will intensify their focus on areas such as small-screen interface, web-based networking, touch control, reactive environments and spatial interaction.
197.370 Creative Ecologies II 15 credits
In this studio course students will explore design issues particular to ecological design. Students will experiment in the development of innovative designs that integrate with their environments to form holistic living systems.
197.379 Service and Experience Design 15 credits
In this studio course students will learn and apply human-centred design processes to create a multi-dimensional response to a specific brief. Using a human-centred approach, students will negotiate the opportunities and tensions inherent in the design of services and experiences, offering original solutions that explore current paradigms (including the dynamic interplay of production and consumption).
197.383 Internship 15 credits
In this course the student will practice and experience working within the creative community alongside practitioners in an organisation or approved field.
197.385 Projections: Future Casting 15 credits
In this studio course students will, through a process of research-informed practice, investigate possible future scenarios pertinent to a chosen field of enquiry. Students will explore current and past cultural formations to theorise and articulate an original vision of a speculative art or design object, practice and/or strategy that might anticipate future developments in the field.
197.388 Creative Enterprise 15 credits
In this course students will explore conceptual, strategic and professional dimensions of creative enterprise. Through exposure to industry exemplars they will learn, develop and apply techniques and approaches common to professional practice within creative industries.
197.433 Designing Science Fiction 15 credits
In this studio course students will, through a process of research-informed practice, investigate design issues particular to the science fiction genre. Students will explore and expand science fiction theory and practice in the development of an original production concept.
197.434 Design Awards and Competitions 15 credits
In this studio course you will develop a response to a top-level national or international design brief, award, or competition. You must apply for a specific module appropriate to your design specialisation. All modules extend your skills in design research, conceptual development and advanced technical application, so that you can produce a high calibre award or competition entry.
197.440 Contemporary Design Project D 15 credits
Engagement with new thinking in contemporary design research through a specific lecturer-led project.
197.441 Contemporary Design Project E 15 credits
Engagement with new thinking in contemporary design research through a specific lecturer-led project.
197.442 Contemporary Design Project F 15 credits
Engagement with new thinking in contemporary design research through a specific lecturer-led project.
197.443 Contemporary Design Project G 15 credits
Engagement with new thinking in contemporary design research through a specific lecturer-led project.
197.465 Creative Futures 15 credits
In this studio-based course students situate their creative practice in a professional context. They will locate career interests within the spectrum of the creative industries, developing professional competencies central to entrepreneurial and industry environments in order to project their studies beyond the academic context. This course encourages students to construct an active strategy to promote themselves and their work persuasively to a defined target audience.
197.470 Creative Ecologies III 15 credits
In this studio course students will, through a process of research-informed practice, investigate design issues particular to the future of sustainable design. Students will explore and expand sustainable practice in the development of a solution of an identified problem.
197.471 Social Interventions Through Design 15 credits
In this studio course students will establish a critical position through theme based experimental projects exploring the intersection between diverse design practices. Students will work collaboratively and interdisciplinary to explore and combine unconventional communication design materials, methods and practices to creative interventions in public spaces.
197.490 Design Special Topic A 15 credits
197.495 Design Independent Study 15 credits
Supervised independent student work on a negotiated design topic involving the setting of objectives, research and /or project work and the presentation of appropriate written and/or practical outcomes.
197.499 Design Special Topic 30 credits
197.701 Creative Research Practices I 30 credits
Introduction to creative research as a critical practice through advanced methods, processes, technologies and skills.
197.702 Creative Research Practices II 30 credits
Development of a creative research topic area through application of advanced research methods, processes, technologies and skills.
197.703 Creative Research Special Topic A 30 credits
197.704 Creative Research Special Topic B 15 credits
197.705 Independent Study 15 credits
197.706 Advanced Digital Fabrication for Creative Res 1 15 credits
In this studio course in Fab Lab Wellington, students will develop software, systems, and related technical infrastructure for digital fabrication technologies, and thereby develop an advanced understanding of open design principles and practices.
197.707 Advanced Digital Fabrication for Creative Res 2 15 credits
In this studio course, students will use the latest digital fabrication technologies in Fab Lab Wellington to prototype and manufacture creative outputs, and thereby gain an advanced understanding of open design principles and practices.
197.800 Design Thesis 120 credits
Preparation of a thesis consisting of an advanced design-led research project and an exegesis to satisfy the requirements of the Master of Design qualification.
197.801 MPhil Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
197.802 Design Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
Preparation of a thesis consisting of an advanced design-led research project and an exegesis to satisfy the requirements of the Master of Design qualification.
197.803 Design Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
Preparation of a thesis consisting of an advanced design-led research project and an exegesis to satisfy the requirements of the Master of Design qualification.
197.808 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
197.809 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
197.810 Thesis 120 credits
In this programme of independent research students generate and present a distinctive body of new work that demonstrates innovative engagement with art/ design practice. The thesis comprises the presented creative work and an exegesis.
197.811 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
197.812 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
197.821 Postgraduate Studio and Seminar 60 credits
Through the generation and presentation of a body of advanced creative work, contextual writing and participation in seminar sessions, students identify key issues in their practice and critically respond to the research context in which they are working.
197.822 Thesis Project Preparation 60 credits
Students reflect on the advanced creative work they are undertaking and the critical perspectives they have explored to develop a practical and written framework for a significant body of new work. Students develop and present a research proposal for their Thesis Project alongside a selection of creative work.
197.900 PhD Design 120 credits

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