International Journal of Art & Design Education

Re-doing Design: Comparing Anecdotes about Design Research

Volume 20.1   2001



In 1998 the School of Design (SoD), University of Western Sydney Nepean (UWSN) began running an offshore articulation programme in graphic design in partnership with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art, Singapore (NAFA). The successful completion of this one year programme was built upon three year diploma studies and resulted in the award of Bachelor of Arts (Design) degree from UWSN. The primary focus in this article will be the curriculum and pedagogical challenges that were faced in developing and implementing the one year course. The most significant aspect of this was the relative freedom in moving away from the studio-based anecdote of design learning that dominates many post-secondary design programmes and the implications of this for design education.