Visual Communication Design Studio 1

Course code DESN2170Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course applies creative problem solving, visual communication principles and processes to design problems in a thematic studio based context.

Working with a project based learning model, activities in the course will explore the use of creative problem solving strategies towards design projects. The experience will acknowledge traditional approaches as well as establish the use of contemporary technology in visual communication studio practice.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of contemporary visual communication studio practice.
2. Produce design solutions suitable for print and electronic publication.
3. Communicate using terminology specific to contemporary visual communication studio practice.
4. Recognise fundamental traditional and contemporary visual communication production processes.
5. Prepare and respond to a basic design brief.
6. Apply recognised creative problem solving strategies to specific design problems.
ContentTopics will include:
1. The design brief
2. Design studio practice
3. Computer based imaging systems
4. Image retouching and correction
5. Collage images, text, and graphics
6. Colour management systems
7. Digital asset management
8. Presentation techniques
9. Basic creative problem solving
Replacing Course(s)DESN2310 - Visual Communication Imaging
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed DESN2310 - Visual Communication Imaging will not be required to complete DESN2170 - Visual Communication Design Studio 1. Credit cannot be obtained for both DESN2310 and DESN2170.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDESN1100 - Visual Communication Principles 1, DESN1150 - Visual Communication Principles 2, DESN1300 - Visual Communication Technology, DESN1470 - Design Process and DESN1200 - Visual Communication Drawing 1.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Student Projects
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Presentations - Individual
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term