Design Projects 6: Design Exploration

Course code DESN3061Units 20Level 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 further focus and develop their design expertise. Project offerings may encompass but are not limited to: print design; environmental graphics; moving image design; interactive design; immersive design; games design; web design; info graphics; experience design; design competitions; pro-bono community group design; and work integrated learning design placements. This course provides students with the opportunity to prepare and design their profile and career in readiness for entry into design the profession or further study.

Not available in 2014

ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Design and prepare a creative and professional profile in preparation for entry into the profession or further study;
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.
ContentTopics will include:
1. Designing a sustainable career;
2. Designing a professional presence or profile;
3. Professional practice and continued learning;
Replacing Course(s)DESN3190A/B Major Folio.
TransitionDESN3061 replaces DESN3190A and DESN3190B 'Major Folio' . Students that have completed DESN3190A and DESN3190B do not need to complete DESN3061. Credit cannot be gained for both DESN3061 and DESN3190A and DESN3190B.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMust have successfully completed both
DESN 2031 Design Projects 3: Designing for Print and Environment &
DESN 2041 Design Projects 4: Designing for Screen and Movement
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Tutorial
Workshop
Assessment Items
Journal
Presentations - Individual
ProjectsPortfolio of self selected design assignments – Individual
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 6 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program 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.