Course Title: Design Theory 4 (Contextual Studies 3)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Design Theory 4 (Contextual Studies 3)

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Course Coordinator: susan curtis

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925371

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: TBA

Course Coordinator Availability: TBA

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GRAP 2193

Course Description

<font face="Times" size="2">Students develop an awareness of Communication Design through the context of its histories, form and aesthetic, social, economic, technical and industrial points of view. We shall explore the emergence of Modernism as a movement around which many disciplines have found their legitimacy. We will identify the emergence of design discourse, its connections to art, architecture, industrial production, and culture and explore its significance in how we understand the notion of graphic design</font><font face="Times" size="3">.</font><font face="Times" size="2">  </font>

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

<font face="Times" size="2">Development. wider framework of historical and political shifts. 
All of the following Capabilities are to be developed to an advanced level in this final course.
critically analyse texts (verbal, written, visual, etc.) 
Discover and expand on analytical and lateral thinking techniques. 
Develop research skills. 
Learn how to properly reference. 
Develop presentation skills. 
Develop group work skills</font>

<font face="Times" size="2">Have advanced skills in: </font><font face="Arial" size="2"> 
</font><font face="Times" size="2">Applying and analysing Research and Theory</font><font face="Arial" size="2"> 
</font><font face="Times" size="2">The Designer liaison and management skills</font><font face="Arial" size="2"> 
</font><font face="Times" size="2">Group Discussion/Collaboration.</font><font face="Arial" size="2"> 
</font><font face="Times" size="2">Practical problem solving and analysis.</font><font face="Arial" size="2"> 
</font><font face="Times" size="2">Critical self-evaluation.</font><font face="Arial" size="2"> 
</font><font face="Times" size="2">Leadership responsibilities in team situations.</font><font face="Arial" size="2"> 
</font><font face="Times" size="2">Students are required to maintain an attendance record of 80% to ensure they meet the participation requirements: in briefings, critiques, discussion, class participation and presentations</font>

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities are handed out in the form of briefs during intensive teaching visits.

Overview of Learning Resources

ARe handed out during the intensive teaching visits

Overview of Assessment

<font face="Times" size="2">The work will be assessed according to the following criteria:</font>

                                    <font face="Times" size="2">Did not submit DNS 0 Fail</font>