Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Design Histories and Futures (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700195.2

Discipline: GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIES

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Ben Fletcher


Equivalent Units
102262 - Design Histories and Futures; 101022 - 20th Century Design Histories

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 Two 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 1  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Ben Fletcher  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Term 2  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Ben Fletcher  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit introduces students to historical accounts and theories of design from two dominant perspectives, modernism and postmodernism. Students learn a contextual history of 20th century design practice by studying the doctrines around which the modernist movement cohered and the conditions under which these doctrines are questioned by postmodernism. The unit will explore various roles of the visual designer through history such as the avant gardist, futurist, revolutionary, utopian, client-service designer, social activist, producer and digital enabler, as these roles were expressed across a range of design outcomes such as photography, typography, illustration, print media, graphics, digital design, film and animation over a century and beyond. Part of this exploration will examine the impacts of design histories on our past, present and future conditions, as well as the investments in changing the future for design. Students will complete visual and writing tasks that aim to build their understanding of design histories and futures, and scholarship in academic research and writing.


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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