University of Technology Sydney

11401 Digital Master Class A

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Architecture
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:


Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


The focus of this subject is an intensive design workshop presented and curated by an invited guest architect. It offers students an opportunity to work with a highly regarded international or Australian practitioner, while examining specific digital design topics. In this subject, students investigate issues such as the relationship between geometry and materials, the relationship between the digital and analogue models, and the conceptualisation of objects and artefacts as a surface condition. Students are given the opportunity to review digital technologies and apply these to the analysis of the guest architect's work.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate high order skills in analysis and critical evaluation of the work of the invited guest architect.
2. Apply design techniques used by the guest architect to creatively execute a design project.
3. Develop improved collaborative skills by working as members of a design team.
4. Instigate and conduct creative research and application in digital architecture at an advanced level.

Content (topics)

The subject is divided into four components: training, analysis, design and publication. Training and Analysis: Software training sessions will be provided which are relevant to the work of the Guest Practitioner. A design task will be undertaken that requires the analysis and further application of the Guest Practitioner's work. Design and e_Publication: An intensive design workshop will be undertaken with the Guest Practitioner. At the end of the workshop the work will be presented to an invited jury and then documented as a publishable e_book.

Required texts

Coursework Assessment Policy and Procedures Manual.


UTS references UTS Library UTS-Online The BELL (Becoming an Effective Lifelong Learner) The ELSSA (English Language and Study Skills Assistance) Centre