Course Title: Contemporary Furniture Design & Construction (One Off Desig

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 029022

Program: C5111

Course Title: Contemporary Furniture Design & Construction (One Off Desig

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

In this course students develop skills in negotiating a brief, designing and making a contemporary item of furniture as a "One Off" for a client or for exhibition. 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: VART 5822c and BUIL 5377
Co-requisite: BUIL 5376

National Competency Codes and Titles


Contemporary Furniture Design & Construction (One Off Desig

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply interpersonal skills to negotiate with a client to design & construct a "One Off" piece of contemporary furniture.
2. Finalise the contract to design and make a "One off" piece of contemporary furniture for a client or for exhibition.
3. Conduct design development and construct a "One off" piece for a client.
4. Establishment of delivery, installation and after sales arrangements and conditions
5. Upon completion of construction and installation of a ‘one off’ item of contemporary furniture, evaluate the process.

Overview of Assessment

• Brief: Describing market for piece
• Design folio of: Sketches and development work
• Production of item: completed furniture item
• Craftsmanship: assessed for Structure, Accuracy, Finish, Materials choices and Quality Control
• Self-Assessment: A written assessment of the finished piece