Graphic Design

Course code DESN2160Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

The specialist discipline of Graphic Design requires strong 2D design skills with both type and image. Thematic studio production from the client brief through conceptual thinking culminating in finished production provides a project based platform for students to apply practical and analytical skills. Particular attention is given to design for print based media. Students are introduced to design studio business practices.

Not available in 2015

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

1. Provide creative solutions to a given design brief
2.Develop visual problem solving strategies
3. Recognise the role of traditional and contemporary graphic media in the production of design solutions
4. Assimilate image and text in a variety of graphic design contexts
5. Display an awareness of business practices in the graphic design studio context
6. Resolve creative proposals into finished presentation
ContentTopics will be selected from the following:

1. The Design Brief
2. Brainstorming, thumbnails and roughs
3. Traditional Media
4. Digital Media
5. Page layout, image and text
6. Graphic presentation techniques
7. Design studio business practice
8. Design studio trouble shooting
9. Strategies for resolving creative ideas
Replacing Course(s)DESN2120
TransitionCredit cannot be obtained for both DESN2120 and DESN2160.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDESN1100, DESN1300, DESN1200.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - Individual
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursStudio: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term