The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to the process of creating and designing visual narratives / stories through their use and understanding of a variety of image based media. It explores the relationship between the active process of observation and the production of the visible image as a designed construct.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): DESN1200. Students who have successfully completed DESN1200 are not eligible to enrol in DESN1112.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an awareness of the appropriate use of a variety of visual / mark making media in establishing a tone of voice;

2. Experiment with a variety of forms of visual / mark making media;

3. Communicate effectively in narrative form using appropriate visual / mark making media;

4. Confidently begin to develop their personal visual language.


Topics will include:

  1. The visible image as a designed construct;
  2. The relationship between investigating, understanding, and transforming visible images;
  3. The affect of hand generated and lense media imagery on tone of voice and narrative design;
  4. The role of hand generated and lense media imagery in visually communicating ideas  


This course replaces DESN1200. If you have successfully completed DESN1200 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Project: Projects

Presentation: Presentations - Individual