Course Title: Basic Furniture Design & Construction (Stand Alone Item)

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 029009

Program: C5111

Course Title: Basic Furniture Design & Construction (Stand Alone Item)

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 110.0

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Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to enable student to develop an individual and innovative approach to the design and production of a "Stand Alone" piece of contemporary furniture.
This course is specifically designed to cater for the needs of designer-makers in developing prototypes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites: All Sem 1 courses and BUIL5371
Co-requisites: BUIL5375 and GRAP5148C

National Competency Codes and Titles


Basic Furniture Design & Construction (Stand Alone Item)

Learning Outcomes

1. Investigate and apply the elements and principles of design and a range of 3D design methodologies in response to a given brief to design a "stand alone" item of contemporary furniture using timber in conjunction with 3D Design Studies.
2. Make a ’stand alone’ furniture item, primarily of timber, using appropriate joinery techniques.
3. Upon completion of the construction of a "stand alone" item of contemporary furniture, evaluate the process.

Overview of Assessment

This module is assessed through:
• The completion of a stand alone item of furniture to a craftsman standard and an evaluation report of the product and the process of making it
• The presentation of a design folio of development work and concepts including developmental drawings.