Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course builds on the theoretical and practical skills gained in all other courses and provides the framework for the research exegesis/report.

The exegesis/report will present, evaluate and reflect upon the research findings of the student project that may be executed as: a theoretical exploration or review; part of a work-integrated learning or research-integrated learning opportunity; part of group or collaborative activity; an experimental or speculative design inquiry; an external stakeholder engagement; a professional oriented project.

The course involves the presentation of research findings, the resolution of the research premise and the articulation of the final research driven design project.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Prepare for post-graduate study and/or entry into the profession through a combination of theoretical, studio and practical research.

2. Produce a designed and written research exegesis/report.

3. Demonstrate visual, verbal and written communication skills to a professional standard.

4. Articulate research findings using appropriate communication skills.


The content of this course will be determined by the student in consultation with their supervisor. This will include an exegesis/report appropriate to research undertaken at Honours level. 


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communications) (Honours) program.

Assumed knowledge

DESN4215, DESN4220

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - individual, pair, or group

Presentation: Presentation - Individual, pair, or group

Contact hours

Callaghan and Newcastle City Precinct

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term