Professional Practice and Engagement (9288.4)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
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|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit will, student will be able to:
1. Engage with the community as an independent professional graphic designer;
2. Appreciate the ethical and sustainability issues affecting graphic design practice;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of how to address issues of ethics and sustainability within the constraints of a brief;
4. Demonstrate advanced expertise in graphic design technology; and
5. Conduct research and analysis, and clearly communicate a rationale for design decisions.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
This unit explores the concept of professionalism in graphic design as it relates to the work designers produce and the processes by which they produce it. The unit covers the practicalities of commercial operation and considers contemporary demands for new levels of professionalism that address issues of sustainability and ethics. Through industry and community engagement students gain the opportunity to apply their graphic design knowledge and expertise, and develop their ability to act as responsible and capable professionals.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- engage with the community as an independent professional graphic designer;
- appreciate the ethical and sustainability issues affecting graphic design practice;
- demonstrate an understanding of how to address issues of ethics and sustainability within the constraints of a brief;
- demonstrate advanced expertise in graphic design technology;
- conduct research and analysis, and clearly communicate a rationale for design decisions
PrerequisitesCompletion of 36 credit points of study.
CorequisitesEnrolment in the Bachelor of Graphic Design or combined courses.
Incompatible units8603 Professional Practice 1: Engagement
Ethics and Sustainability
Equivalent units8603 Professional Practice 1: Engagement, Ethics and Sustainability
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- Ilasco, M. M., Cho, J. D., & Ilasco, C. (2010). Creative, inc.: The ultimate guide to running a successful freelance business. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.
- Shaughnessy, Adrian (2005) How to Be a Graphic Designer without losing your Soul, Princeton Architectural Press.
- Graphic Artist's Guild (2013) Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
- Chi, Joy (2010) Creative, Inc: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business, Chronicle Books
- Houghton, Robin (2012) Blogging for Creatives: How Designers, artists, crafters and writers can blog to make contracts, win business and build success, HOW Press
- Bruck, Eva (2013) Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers, Allworth Press
Suggested Lynda.com Resources:
- Designing a Portfolio Website with Muse with Steve Harris
- Muse Essential Training with James Fritz
- Foundations of UX: Content Strategy with Patrick Nichols
- Illustrator for Web Design with Justin Seeley
- Foundations of UX: Prototyping with James Williamson
- InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals with Mike Rankin
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All submissions will be uploaded to Canvas in the file formats specified in the Assessment area
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Penalties for Late Submission or Non-Completion
TAFE Queensland applies the following amendments to the late submission procedures detailed in Section 9.12.48 of the Assessment Policy and Procedures handbook.
All work must be completed and submitted by the due date. Applications for an extension may be made on the grounds of verifiable circumstances and must be submitted formally via email to the unit convener using the Assignment Extension Form. Students should apply for extensions as early as possible before the due date. Applications made after the due date will only be considered under extenuating circumstances.
Work submitted after the due date without an approved extension will be assessed on a pass or fail basis without feedback. Assignments submitted over 7 days late will receive a mark of zero.
Full attendance at all classes is expected though not compulsory. It may be difficult to pass the unit if a student does not attend classes.
Required IT skills
Advanced skills in the Adobe Creative Suite.
Work placement, internships or practicums