OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Students demonstrate tool capability and advanced skills in 2D and 3D graphic design for non-computer-based graphic work. Students interpret existing graphic designs and critically analyse social, cultural, economic and environmental contexts. The nature and role of past, current and emerging technologies and associated legal and ethical aspects across graphics industries are discussed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Historical social, cultural, economic and environmental significance of graphical communications
Topic 2: Past, current and emerging technologies in the graphics industry
Topic 3: Principles, processes, tools, and techniques associated with 2D and 3D non-computer based graphic design
Topic 4: Legal, ethical and environmental issues associated with graphics industries
Topic 5: Australian and international standards and trademarks
Topic 6: Contemporary drawing techniques, principles and processes associated with graphic design and communication
Topic 7: Working with design briefs for specific clients

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 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (5 weeks)

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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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