Design Honours 1

Course code DESN4220Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Building on DESN4210, this course will provide students a framework to develop an individual research project in visual communication design. Students will build advanced skills specific to an area of design related to their project and develop an understanding of a specialised area of design.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Recognise the role of research-based scholarship within the area of visual communication design.
2. Display an awareness of the current research trends specific to their individual research area.
3. Demonstrate decision-making and problem-solving in the context of their individual research project.
4. Develop an adequate depth of creative, analytical and communication skills necessary for completion of an individual research project.
ContentTopics may include
1. Defining research questions.
2. Analytical and critical evaluation of visual and written material.
3. Visual, oral and written communication skills.
4. Project organisation skills.
5. Work Integrated Learning.
6. Advanced practical and theoretical skills.
7. Consideration of ethical, legal and sustainable practices.
8. OH&S.
Replacing Course(s)DESN4010
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDESN4200 and DESN4210
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIntegrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsThe submission of a draft project outline of around 10,000 words for a theoretical work, or a draft 3000 word project outline and supporting research for a creative project.
Presentations - IndividualPresentation of draft dissertation / thesis together with an approved project outline.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentCompulsory Program Component: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours) program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for DESN4220