Available in 2021
Course code

DESN1031

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides an introduction to the core digital competencies and practices required to work effectively as a visual communication designer through supported self-directed student learning. It commences with generic digital design workflow practices, file management protocols, and an understanding of common visual design software principles and builds foundational skills in digital design and content creation.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify the opportunities and limitations of integrating digital technologies with creative practices and processes.

2. Use industry standard practices and software to produce a digital artefact to specification.

3. Explore digital technologies, tools and services thoroughly to understand their functions and uses.

4. Create, share and showcase digital artefacts with an awareness of audience and purpose.


Content

Generic digital competencies and best practices around the following digital management areas:

  • Visual Communication Design computing and maker facilities
  • Images
  • Colour
  • Print
  • Motion
  • Screen

Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz x 5 - 30% *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial Exercises - 50% *

Project: Project - 20% *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Quiz: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 2

Lab - 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1

Lecture - 1 hour per Week for 6 Weeks - 1, 3, 5 ,7, 9, 11

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1

Online self-directed learning - 1 hour per Week for 6 Weeks - 1, 3, 5 ,7, 9, 11

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