Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to key experimental image making techniques commonly used in visual communication practices including illustration, graphic communication and animation. Students will investigate new image-making forms, techniques, technologies and visual strategies trough research, conceptualisation, execution and presentation of visual ideas.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Outline and employ digital, analogue and hybrid image-making processes

2. Manipulate the design elements of images and apply them to design tasks using common design principles

3. Apply iterative ideation with technical competency to achieve design outcomes.

4. Interpret and explain design research findings and apply them to their design practice


  • design processes, visual research, ideation and conceptualisation
  • innovation and experimentation for image-making 
  • digital, analogue and hybrid image-making techniques 
  • the translation of visual concepts into design outcomes
  • modes of representation
  • creative technologies in design image-making
  • copyright and design authorship

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Portfolio: Portfolio 50%

Project: Project 30%

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activity 20%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks starting in week 1

Weeks 1, 2, 7 and 8


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 3

Weeks 3-6 and Weeks 9-13

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