The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course enables students to choose from a variety of experimental or professionally oriented project offerings, or initiate their own project/s, to develop a more focused or diverse design expertise. Project offerings may encompass but are not limited to: environmental graphics; moving image design; interactive design; immersive design; games design; web design; experience design; brand development; museum and exhibition design; design competitions; pro-bono community group design; and work integrated learning design placements. This course will examine relevant and current issues of professional practice for emerging designers.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate through their completed design projects a clear sense of their future professional design direction;

2. Demonstrate and apply a well developed creative understanding of the interplay between content and image, type and graphic elements in their chosen design media or medias;

3. Generate content for professional and / or experimental design applications of their choosing;

4. Conceive, design and execute their chosen design project/s in an ethical and professional manner;

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

6. Consider difference in digital platform and how this effects design.


Topics will include:

  1. Client / stakeholder / user engagement;
  2. Costing and scheduling;
  3. Agency, freelance and self directed work environments;
  4. Career opportunities for professional and experimental design


To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed DESN1101, DESN1102, DESN2031 and DESN2041.

Assessment items

Project: Projects

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Journal: Journal

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


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

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks


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