Publication Design (9633.3)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Design And The Built Environment
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of contemporary forms of publishing including their technicalities and historical origins;
2. Identify and adopt appropriate conventions and techniques for the visual representation of dynamic information sources in multiple media forms;
3. Demonstrate applied understanding of publication design concepts and techniques for print and screen;
4. Demonstrate 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 - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Prerequisites9292 Web Design and Production.
Incompatible units5668 Graphic Design 1.2.
Equivalent units5668 Graphic Design 1.2.
Assumed knowledgeUnderstanding of the Adobe Creative suite and basic knowledge of CSS.
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Note: All lecture videos associated with this unit are listed in full on Canvas
Other Web resources
Australian Graphic Design Association: www.agda.com.au
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
To fulfil the learning outcomes of the unit a minimum of a Pass grade is required for all assessment items.
If you miss a deadline due to illness or extenuating circumstances, please submit your work with a doctor's or counsellor's certificate. All project extensions need to be discussed with your tutor or Unit Convener.
Late submissions will attract a penalty of 5% per day. Work submitted 5-10 days late will be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis, with no feedback provided. Work submitted 10+ days late will not be assessed and result in a Fail for the project and unit.
Don't wait until after a project is due to ask for help. If you are having difficulties with a project, contact your tutor sooner rather than later.
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
Applications for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances (that is, special consideration) should be submitted via email to the unit convener. Each application for an extension has to be supported by appropriate documentation. For advice on documentary evidence to support applications for extensions, please refer to the Assessment Guide that supports the Assessment Procedures.
“Students should apply for extensions before the due submission date, and are advised to do so as early as possible. Applications after the due submission date may be considered only in exceptional circumstances” (3.14 Assessment Procedures).
This section only refers to students who have not been granted an extension (see above).
All work must be completed and submitted by the due date. Work submitted after the due date will only be assessed on a pass or fail basis and without comments, unless an extension has been given.
Extensions should be sought before the due date for an assignment. Extensions will only be given for substantial medical or similar reasons.
Work submitted more than one week after the due date will only be assessed at the lecturer's discretion.
Attendance and participation in all feedback and critique sessions is recommended - Online students should upload work to Canvas for feedback and critique from their peers.
Attendance and participation in all presentation sessions is essential - Online students will submit presentations and provide feedback to their peers via Canvas.
Required IT skills
This unit assumes proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite. It is your responsibility to ensure your technical skills in these programs are sufficient.
Work placement, internships or practicums