Available in 2017

Course handbook


This course provides students with the opportunity to undertake a small-scale research project into an area of the design profession they wish to pursue upon graduation, through work, or further studies. Students will be required to research the cultural, economic and legislative contexts in which their area of design interest are embedded in.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): DESN3300. Students who have successfully completed DESN3300 are not eligible to enrol in DESN3006.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Detail and explain the importance of basic financial and business knowledge for designers;

2. Interpret and apply the legal, regulative and administrative requirements for as a design professional;

3. Apply their creative expertise to the area of marketing, promotion and communication relevant to their position and goals;

4. Demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to systematically discuss, a range of ethical issues, perspectives and debates relevant to design practice.


Topics will include:

  1. Business in the creative industries: type, scope, depth and models;
  2. Marketing: methods and techniques;
  3. Business development;
  4. Project planning, finance and management;
  5. The nature of ethics and the methodology for addressing ethical dilemmas and disputes;
  6. Selected ethical issues in design practice, which may include conflicts of interest, plagiarism, criticism of another designer’s work, and other issues arising out of the code of ethics.


To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed DESN2003 and DESN2004. If you have completed DESN3300 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks starting in week 2