This unit in Architecture and Culture provides a comprehensive introduction to the many theories behind architecture. Suitable for students who are starting out in the discipline, it begins with the concepts of meaning, expression and representation so that you learn how to read buildings and understand the significance of their design.
You will learn to consider how the body moves through and exists in space, and about the many elements of architectural design including the open house, typologies and figures, tectonics and collage. With these ideas in mind, you will be able to observe the buildings around you with a new outlook, and the unit includes site visits to help you to develop those observational skills.
By gaining knowledge in the history of and concepts behind architecture, you will be giving yourself the professional foundation you need to inform your designs.
You will learn how to reflect on the built environments around you and be able to apply these theories to implmenet considered and culturally relevant practices. You will also have experience in working collaboratively, putting your knowledge into practice and coming to collective design decisions.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Architecture and Culture from Curtin University.
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Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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