Design Studio

First Year
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First year studio will introduce you to concepts, techniques and processes of Interior Design practice. Design Studio will also introduce you to the work of professional and contemporary designers and artists, a range of practices and theoretical texts.

You will be encouraged to develop your abilities in the conceptualisation and communication of design ideas, through a range of short projects. The course will challenge you to expand your thinking and making skills in order to speculate on design possibilities and to critically evaluate your approaches.
Students will also be introduced to ways of working collaboratively though a series of projects undertaken at Wye River in week three.

Week 1

Testing Grounds

On the students first day everyone met at Testing Grounds The morning was spent in the gallery observing and drawing and then everyone returned to testing Grounds to prepare and eat lunch together. Over 3 hours and 37 minutes the 130 interior design students moved 4317 besser bricks (supplied by Brick Works) to build a monumental form in the shape of a pyramid. Testing Grounds was interested in how the pyramid could provoke, engage and encourage various interrelations and responses. They have invited designers, artist, locals and the general public and other design students to utilise it in any way during Melbourne Design Week (running from 15-25 March