This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to source information on design history and theory, and to apply that information in the individual's design work.  It applies to individuals who work in design and need to develop and maintain a general knowledge of design history and theory.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
BSBDES305

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - show how the history and theory of design can be adapted and used in own professional practice, and; - maintain currency of theoretical and design knowledge. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - summarise current design trends; - describe the evolution of design; - identify the organisational information practices and their application, and; - outline sources of information on design history and theory relevant to own design work.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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