LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Introduces students to concepts and practices of design in fine art and compositional arrangement. Examining traditional through to current trends in design, including: electronic drawing and capture, composition, aesthetics, typography and the integration into art. Critical evaluative skills of their own work and the work of others are reviewed and developed. 

Unit content

  • Shape and structure: framing and the silhouette
  • Reading symbols in design
  • Colour, ornamentation and pattern
  • Planning workflow
  • Mapping sites for design - design principles and context
  • Vectors
  • Typography
  • Critical analysis of contemporary art and design

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial on-site Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Creative work40%
Creative work60%


Teaching method
Tutorial online Two (2) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Creative work40%
Creative work60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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