University of Technology Sydney

11371 Writing Matters

6cp; 3 hours per week, on campus
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


While architects, landscape architects and interior architects primarily rely on graphics to communicate ideas, they also need to write well to win projects, awards, competitions and our clients’ confidence. Good designers write well. As students, good writing helps to explain designs, and to respond to feedback. Writing is thus not only a good communication tool, it is a design generative device.

This elective is intended for the spatial design disciplines to learn to become better writers, and accordingly better designers. The subject discusses writing’s structure and syntax, persuasion and scholarship, and its rhetoric and cultural meanings. All of these, and more, become part of students’ repertoire as a designer, developed to suit individual ways of thinking, drawing, designing and critically reflecting.

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