Integrated Design involves the creation of objects, places and spaces in response to existing and emerging economic, technical and social needs and desires. It teaches students to apply their imagination to address contemporary issues in an independent and creative way, and fosters collaborative group work on projects that are multidisciplinary in nature.
In addition to being a core component of the study pathway to the Master of Architecture, Integrated Design can be taken as a single major in the Bachelor of Design or as a second major in any of the University's five undergraduate degree courses.
The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts brings together the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, visual arts and urban design, representing a substantial breadth and depth of design experience that can inform and inspire design students. Furthermore, beyond the walls of the ALVA Building exist other forms of creative enquiry, such as biological arts (symbioticA).
For this reason, students undertaking Integrated Design as a single major are highly encouraged to explore elective units that enhance the inter-disciplinary nature of Integrated Design.
The following elective units are recommended for students undertaking Integrated Design as a single major: