Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700193.2

Discipline: GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIES

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Ben Fletcher


Equivalent Units
102261 - Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles

Incompatible Units
101540 - Introduction to Typography; 101019 - Digital Design Production

Corequisite

Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor courses listed below must pass all College Preparatory units listed in the course structure before progressing to the Year 2 units.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in extended diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory units listed in the course structure prior to enrolling in this University level unit.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Term 2  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Ben Fletcher  Timetable not available  
2020 Term 3  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Ben Fletcher  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit introduces students to the fundamental principles of visual language and graphic design practice. Through a series of workshops, exercises and project briefs, students will learn how elements such as colour, composition, text, typography and image can be used to communicate meaning in a variety of contexts. Through the project briefs, students will begin to develop awareness of graphic design as a problem solving activity and apply their understanding of the design process in relation to research skills, idea generation, reflective practice and both written and verbal communication skills. Students will learn the importance of prototyping, developing and refining their ideas through practice and aspects of the digital print production process will also be introduced. Students will be introduced to design software packages and to support the ongoing development of their digital media skills they will be provided with access to resources for independent online learning.


Courses
6011.1Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CONTINUING
6011.2Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CURRENT
6013.1Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
7044.1Diploma in Design (exit only)CURRENT
7054.2Diploma in Design ExtendedCONTINUING
7152.1Diploma in Design Extended - Visual CommunicationCURRENT
7153.1Diploma in Design Extended - Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT


Specialisations

A7105.1WSTC Design Extended Local Recent School LeaversCONTINUING
A7106.1WSTC Design Extended International StudentsCONTINUING
A7220.1WSTC Design Extended - Visual Communication - Local Recent School LeaversCURRENT
A7221.1WSTC Design Extended - Visual Communication - Non-Credentialed ApplicantsCURRENT
A7222.1WSTC Design Extended - Visual Communication - International StudentsCURRENT
A7223.1WSTC Design Extended - Graphic Design (Path to Teach Sec) - Local Recent School LeaversCURRENT
A7224.1WSTC Design Extended - Graphic Design (Path to Teach Sec) - Non-Credentialed ApplicantsCURRENT
A7225.1WSTC Design Extended - Graphic Design (Path to Teach Sec) - International StudentsCURRENT




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