Fabrication and Creative Processes

ARC80004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent 
    This unit will be delivered both on-line and on-campus in Semester 2 2020.
    Please check your timetable for on campus locatio

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

Aims and objectives

Students will gain proficiency with explorative and iterative design processes through advanced physical and digital prototyping techniques. Students will be guided through aspects of coding, computational modeling and fabrication. Through their own design research projects, they will further identify and explore the creative opportunities and possibilities for craft formation in manufacturing processes and material systems, and in synthesising the physical and digital ways of making and doing.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Analyse and evaluate digital fabrication workflows.
2. Demonstrate proficiency with coding, computational modeling and digital and manual fabrication methods and technologies.
3. Explore and develop design through creative research using iterative making processes.
4. Evaluate and apply prototyping processes, techniques, and approaches to produce iterations which address questions of performance and materiality.