University of Technology Sydney

11371 Writing Matters

6cp; 3 hours per week, on campus
Requisite(s): 144 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10413 Bachelor of Design Architecture Master of Architecture
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While architects, landscape architects and interior architects primarily rely on graphics to communicate ideas, writing is an essential aspect of practice, scholarship and creative ideation. In practice, designers use writing to win projects, awards, competitions and client confidence. As students, clear and coherent writing helps to explain, and justify, design approaches and illustrate critical thought. Writing, and it's clear verbal articulation, is not only an integral communication tool, it is a generative and creative practice. Good designers are good writers.

This elective is intended for the spatial design disciplines to learn to become better writers, and accordingly, better designers. The subject explores structure and syntax, creativity and experimentation, persuasion and scholarship, rhetoric and relevance through reading, writing exercises and experimentation. Presented in a workshop format, it is developed to suit individual ways of thinking, drawing, designing and critically reflecting.

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