Visual Communication Design Principles

Course code DESN2111Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course requires students to apply knowledge of design principles and processes to solve design problems. Critical analysis and analytical thinking are applied through experiment and with materials and equipment to develop understanding of applied design solutions. Presentation skills are an important part of project based learning mode.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Apply design principles via the project based learning mode
2. Demonstrate the ability to present design solutions using an enhanced visual vocabulary
3. Apply an understanding of research methodology in the studio based context
4. Recognise the role of traditional and contemporary design production processes
5. Apply a range of media to the solution of design problems
6. Recognise the roles played by various specialist in a multidisciplinary design context
ContentTopics will be selected from the following.:
1. Design principles
2. Basic professional design studio practice
3. Visual communication media and technique
4. Application of creative problem solving
5. Visual and oral presentation techniques
6. Illustration, Graphic Design and Digital Media
7. Structure of type and image
Replacing Course(s)DESN1110
TransitionCredit cannot be obtained for both DESN1110 and DESN2111.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDESN1100, DESN1300, DESN1470, DESN1471.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Presentations - Individual
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term