Design, History and Aesthetics

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design, History and Aesthetics

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course reflects upon histories, theories and practices in the realm of design in order to provide an analytical framework for understanding present and future design from both the designers and consumer's viewpoint. Within this context a variety of themes and issues will be analysed in relation to: the 'designer' product, the designer's role in society, designer education, the designer and mass production and consumption. This course, through further reflection on historical and contemporary theories and practices in design, will address such specific issues as packaging, marketing and retailing of designed products as well as aspects of consumer psychology. The communication qualities inherent in design products, graphics and environments will be considered in some depth.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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