The Foundation of a Faculty of Design: Towards an Integrated Curriculum

Peter Shipley
1978, Vol. 10, No. 2,


In April of 1975 I was appointed to lead and co-ordinate the development of a Faculty of Design. During May of 1975 I made a study of the problems associated with the formation of the Faculty. In September of 1975 the Art Department, Technical Department and Home Economics Department were combined to form the Faculty. This study deals with the first year of operation. Further problems and observations associated with the formation and characteristics and consequences of change are discussed, but the main point of the Study is to identify the factors relevant to a Design Curriculum. It is essentially a preliminary report and represents only the first stage in the overall development of the Faculty.

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