Fabrication and Creative Processes

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


  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

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.

Unit Learning Outcomes: 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.