The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to some of the key historical moments in the development of the specific design practice of visual communication. It will explore the development of visual communication design in relation to relevant, broader historical events.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a basic critical understanding of some the key historical moments in the development of visual communication design;

2. Demonstrate a basic critical understanding of broader historical events in the development of visual communication design;

3. Identify the role and significance of key figures in the development of visual communication design;

4. Conduct basic academic research, individually and as part of a group, and demonstrate relevant information literacy;

5. Competently express their research findings using appropriate oral presentation techniques and written forms of communication.


Content

Topics will include:

  1. Key figures in visual communication design
  2. Histories of visual communication design
  3. The impact historical events have visual communication design
  4. The language of the visual image
  5. How to analyse visual images through semiotic and content analysis

Requisite

This course replaces DESN1470. If you have successfully completed DESN1470 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Presentation: Oral Presentation

Online Learning Activity: Weekly Blog Posts

Report: Final Report


Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks