Architecture and Culture

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

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.

The unit is delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University and is a core requirement the Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) at Curtin University.

 

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Architecture and Culture unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Meaning, expression and representation
  • Body and space
  • Settings
  • Open house
  • Typologies and figures
  • Tectonics
  • Collage
  • Fluid
  • Imaginary
  • Poetics
  • Space and power

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement of the following course:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

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.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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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