Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Examines the design and integration of graphics, text and interface elements in interactive applications. This unit introduces students to screen design, interface design and user experience as the essential elements of digital graphics and text in a practical, problem-based format.

Unit content

  1. Introduction to digital media.
  2. Hardware and software for capturing, scanning, creating and manipulating text and 2-D graphics.
  3. Graphical communication and information design.
  4. Text – Components, creation, use.
  5. 2-D graphics – Vector, bitmap.
  6. 2-D graphics – Components, creation, use.
  7. The principles and design of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for multimedia applications.
  8. Screen design – Achieving balance between aesthetics and functionality.
  9. Storage formats for text and 2-D graphics.
  10. Compression formats and transmission techniques for text and 2-D graphics.

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

Teaching and assessment


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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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