Visual Communication Technology 1

Course code DESN1300Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Introduces the technology, tools and terminology commonly used in visual communication design practice. Particular attention is given to the appropriate application of such technologies to industry based scenarios and projects while considering and exploring basic design principles.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn completion of this course, students will:

1. have an understanding of various types of graphic reproduction processes;
2. be able to communicate using language of the visual communication profession;
3. be able to understand and operate technologies appropriate at the level expected for their stage of training;
4. be able to demonstrate basic practical computer skills.
ContentTopics include:
1. introductory application of computer skills;
2. preparing artwork for printing and digital transmission;
3. visual and verbal presentation techniques;
4. basic typographic and design principles;
5. introductory professional practice.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term