Performance Design Major

Bachelor of Design, 3 years full-time, Parkville and Southbank. CRICOS code: 090744C

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Performance designers use as their raw materials some or all of the following – the human figure, space, light and sound. As a student you will learn to manipulate these materials and explore their relationship to each other through studio-based classes alongside a comprehensive study of the theory, history and practice of performance design.

Major Description

You will develop the conceptual and technical skills required to respond to a design brief and effectively represent and communicate your ideas, culminating in a major design project in third year.

Learning outcomes

In addition to the generic attributes of the Bachelor of Design graduate, graduates of the Performance Design should be able to demonstrate:

  • Capacity to critically interpret and integrate historical, social, cultural and stylistic precedents with performance design concepts
  • Broad knowledge of relevant design professions and an awareness of the wider professional context in which performance designers operate;
  • Effective use of theoretical approaches, design strategies and processes at various levels of scale, complexity and detail;
  • Capability to integrate relevant pragmatic and technological issues of the chosen design project;
  • Competency in a range of communication skills and techniques including verbal, written, analogue and digital visual strategies.

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