Design Projects 5B: Design Directions 2

Course code DESN3052Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course enables students to choose from a variety of experimental or professionally oriented project offerings, or initiate their own project/s, to develop a more focused or diverse design expertise. Project offerings may encompass but are not limited to: print design, environmental graphic design, design for printed information, exhibition and public event design, advertising and branding, and Work Integrated Learning design placements were applicable. This course will examine areas of process for designers and illustrators.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate through their completed design projects a clear sense of their future professional design direction;
2. Demonstrate and apply a well developed creative understanding of the interplay between content and image, type and graphic elements in their chosen design media or medias;
3. Generate content for professional and / or experimental design applications of their choosing;
4. Conceive, design and execute their chosen design project/s in an ethical and professional manner;
5. Complete design projects to production ready standards through project driven self-tuition of relevant production skills.
6. Understand the role of art direction and editorial policy set by a publication.
ContentTopics will include:
1. Art director's views and role in the design process
2. Schedule of production.
3 Development of personal standard, idea generation and design strategies.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMust have successfully completed all of the following
DESN2031 Design Projects 3 &
DESN2041 Design Projects 4 &
DESN1111 Design Imaging 1 &
DESN1112 Design Imaging 2 &
DESN1101 Design Fundamentals &
DESN1102 Graphic Design
Or equivalents
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Tutorial
Workshop
Assessment Items
JournalDesigned and written learning report / journal - individual
Presentations - Individual
ProjectsPortfolio of self selected design assignments - individual
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentMust have successfully completed all of the following: DESN2031 or DESN2170 and DESN2260; DESN2041 or DESN2180 and DESN2320; DESN1111 or DESN1311; DESN1112 or DESN1200; DESN1101 or DESN2100; and DESN1102 or DESN1300.