DESI311-19W (C) Whole Year 2019

Graphic Design 3

90 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 15 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 23 August 2019


Graphic Design 3

DESI311 will be a year long course with specific emphasis on the development of practice based research within the studio context, and will afford the student the opportunity to develop a large-scale body of studio work. In the first semester, students will be assigned the broad framework for a project and a set of loosely prescribed outcomes in which to define a course an individual study. In the second semester, students will negotiate a wholly individual course of study with their studio lecturer in the form of a Directed Research Proposal (DRP.)

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass DESI 311 will:

1. Have  basic understanding of the nuances of practice based/led research, and of how and why practice in a specific discipline can generate and disseminate knowledge back into the discipline;
2. Understand how to engage in primary historical research specifically for the purposes of project-based and/or practice-led outcomes;
3. Know how to frame, propose, manage and develop a medium-scale practice-based/led research project;
4. How to research, frame and articulate a considered critical context in relation to ones developing practice and/or specific projects;
5. Have a broad understanding of precedents—both historical and contemporary—for graphic designers engaging in practitioner-initiated, speculative and critical practices.


Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct


Aaron Beehre and Aaron Beehre

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $5,102.00

International fee $22,650.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 12

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All DESI311 Occurrences

  • DESI311-19W (C) Whole Year 2019