This module comprises the written research element of the Design Thesis module. Students develop an interrogative approach and critical examination of their chosen subject for their Design Thesis, the theme of which could be identified in the Design Focus Module in Level 5. They will be expected to analyse, test and evaluate their prior learning of history and art and design theory in order to develop a well-argued and original design rationale /concept for their Design Thesis.
Students will compose a written dissertation which will act as a feasibility report for their final design project in the Design Thesis Module. They will address the contextual issues surrounding their chosen subject of focus, including appropriate precedent studies, theories that apply in the development of their brief, analysis of the existing building and context,
sustainability issues and relevant regulations and policies.