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2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019

Unit aim

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

Unit content

1. Introduction to resources for user interaction

2. Typography

3. Graphical communication

4. Light and colour

5. Design aspects, principles, elements and philosophies

6. Interface design

7. Planning documentation – scripts and storyboards

8. Introduction to audio and video

9. Digital audio editing

10. Digital video editing

11. Using resources to optimise the user experience

12. Digital media on the net

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

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills20%
Practical skills30%
Exam: open book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills20%
Practical skills30%
Exam: open book40%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills20%
Practical skills30%
Exam: open book40%
Notice

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

Domestic

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

Fee paying courses
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International

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