Art in Architecture 1 (BDES1024)


In Art Workshop 1, first year architecture students begin to shape and communicate their ideas and experiences through various art practices. A range of studio-based modules within one semester seeks to foster technical, creative and conceptual skills with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary process, tactility, interactions and critical thinking. A combination of specific disciplines in both contemporary art and the reworking of traditional art media, extend students' understanding of their own creative process and how art may contribute to their architectural study. A framework of lectures, gallery visits and readings asks students to consider the dynamic interchange between historical, cultural and environmental concerns and the field of contemporary art.

Further unit of study information


Lecture and studio contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week.


Studio Work (50%); Research Journal and Gallery Review (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.