Exhibition Design

DDD20003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours per Semester

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20


50 credit points in any course within School of Design

Aims and objectives

The aim of this studio is to develop students’ knowledge and specialisation in designing exhibitions and exhibition
spaces, according to a given brief. Students will learn to design and apply spatial planning, sustainable principles,
lighting, artefacts, display, acoustics and user interaction to design virtual and real spaces according to a given
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
1. Analyse information from a wide range of sources to develop a detailed exhibition proposal for an identified
audience / public venue
2. Apply information on the audience(s) for a proposed public exhibition venue to develop an exhibition proposal
3. Develop an exhibition proposal that communicates key story lines / narratives to a specific audience, and organises
the exhibition displays, artefacts and traffic circulation within the venue
4. Report the key narratives / atmosphere / mood of an exhibition proposal to an identified audience
5. Synthesise information from a wide range of sources to identify key artefacts and information, and to develop a
series of key story lines / narratives for an exhibition proposal
6. Evaluate ways in which exhibition practice can be more sustainable and apply those principles to an exhibition


Courses with unit

An elective unit available to all Bachelor of Design students