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Introduction to Graphic Design Practice (8602.5)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment

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    • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (191208) - View
    • Semester 1, 2018, ONLINE, BRUCE (176334) - View
    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (176336) - View
    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176335) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ONLINE, BRUCE (165223) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (165308) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165224) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (155194) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (157806) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (145659) - View

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    Syllabus

    This unit introduces the core graphic design concepts and principles, skills and technology required for professional graphic design practice. Through a mix of research, theory and project work, students engage in a highly practical program of study focused on the development of a fundamental graphic design literacy and competency.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit will, student will be able to:

    1. Apply the basic elements and principles of graphic design;

    2. Demonstrate an applied understanding of core graphic design techniques including typography, iconography, composition, and image-making;

    3. Understand and apply fundamental concepts for screen and print;

    4. Demonstrate a foundational competency in graphic design technology; and

    5. Conduct research and analysis, and clearly communicate a rationale for design decisions.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Assumed Knowledge

    None

    Incompatible Units

    None

    Equivalent Units

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