Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Introduction to generic concepts, practices and theories of the use of computers in design. It will consider the similiarities and distinctions between manual and digital techniques as well as developing potential overlaps, while also investigating the design of environments and their potential for change over time.
This course requires students to investigate through experimentation, iteration and evaluation.
Students who pass this course will be able to:
1. Create, organise and synthesise ideas in response to design challenges
2. Explore both emotive and pragmatic design issues in order to produce coherent and expressive design
3. Use computer-based 2 & 3D techniques and technologies as an effective method of design creation
4. Use design language to articulate 2 and 3 dimensional design ideas and solutions
5. To think and work independently with an evolving commitment towards design.
6. Develop an awareness of future practices in digital creation
Progress Based Assessments-20%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
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.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.