Available in 2021
Course code



20 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to a variety of design for print and static 3D / environmental graphic applications through a series of practical and experimental project briefs. It will cover key professional applications of design for print and static 3D / environmental graphic media as well as enabling opportunities for more experimental approaches to their use. It will explore the relationship between content generation and image, type and graphic interplay with particular emphasis on layout design and static 3D / environmental graphics.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Conceive and design a variety of print and static 3D / environmental graphic forms of visual communication;

2. Demonstrate and apply a creative understanding of the interplay between content, image, type and graphic elements;

3. Generate content for professional and experimental print and static 3D / environmental graphic design applications;

4. Complete design projects to production ready standards through project driven self-tuition of relevant production skills.


Topics will include:

  1. The relationship between print and 3D / environmental graphic design content and form;
  2. Concept and content generation;
  3. Layout and design for print and 3D / environmental graphic media;
  4. Professional and experimental applications of print and 3D / environmental graphic media design.


Student must have successfully completed DESN1011 and DESN1021 to enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

Highly recommended that students have also successfully completed DESN1101 and DESN1102.

Assessment items

Journal: Journal

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Project: Projects

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignments

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


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


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.