1) From Bachelor of Design Arts to Designer/Maker; and 2) Visual Research Using Dürer’s Perspective Illustration
Part One: From Bachelor of Design Arts to Designer/Maker Part one of this paper will be a report on the aim and development of the newly introduced craft-based design degree at Australian National University, School of Art. February 2006 saw the first student cohort enrol in Design Art, comprising all craft-based departments at the school. Analysing experiences, feedback and evaluation, this paper attempts to show the challenges and opportunities for students and staff while addressing the designer/maker model in delivering this degree.
Part Two: Visual Research Using Dürer’s Perspective Illustration Part two discusses the initial outcome of a visual research project initiated by a surprise discovery of a mistake in one of Albrecht Dürer’s illustrations. This discovery was a result of teaching perspective drawing as part of the Design Art core program.