Studio 4: Open Studio

DDD70020 25 Credit Points Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

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

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


Admission into either: MA-DESG Master of Design ; MA-ARC Master of Architecture ; MA-UD Master of Urban Design

Aims and objectives

This unit contains a suite of studios that extend the skills acquired by students in other units by connecting them with industry professionals to work on a variety of projects with a professional focus. Open Studio is akin to a Masterclass, where students work alongside visiting designers and academics on interdisciplinary projects – some may be industry-based – and students will be encouraged to push the boundaries of creativity in projects with ‘blue sky’ scenarios that have professional-quality outcomes. Students can further develop their conceptual thinking, improve their strategic abilities, and may be able to develop advanced knowledge in design software.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Respond to a design brief using sophisticated conceptual, strategic and software skills
2. Plan and problem solve, exercising initiative and judgment in order to create high quality professional outcomes.
3. Create documentation that effectively communicates the value and intent of a design solution