Course Title: Graphic Design Theory and Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Graphic Design Theory and Practice 2

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2529

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

320T Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Nicola Hardy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9446

Course Coordinator Email: nicola.hardy@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B515.3.09


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will investigate and analyse historical and contemporary practitioners of graphic design. You will explore the place of graphic and communication design in contemporary culture and reference this in relation to a written response and practical briefs. You will respond to industry style briefs employing design process strategies to creatively interpret, communicate and resolve your design concept. Engaging with and developing technical skills and knowledge in a range of appropriate software to achieve graphic outcomes in both print and web formats. This includes an understanding of HTML scripting and web authoring.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • Identify and employ a range of graphic and communication techniques in order to design, refine and produce artwork using well developed digital production skills for multiple contexts.
  • Apply investigative skills to gather, analyse and interpret information and source material for a range of diverse contexts.
  • Reference historical and contemporary design theory and culture in order to develop and adapt knowledge and skills to a range of graphic design outcomes.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Conduct, adapt and apply research to design practices
  • Analyse and discuss elements of graphic design culture
  • Employ design process strategies including rationales and roughs to support the creative and technical outcomes of practical briefs
  • Evaluate design outcomes to extend own design practice
  • Design and create multimedia graphics including a functional website
  • Seek and provide feedback on developing work, evaluate feedback and apply where appropriate


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a studio, computer lab and/or lecture environment. You will complete exercises, industry related briefs, and a research assignment. You will also be required to undertake independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources. The University Library has extensive resources for Graphic Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc
 


Overview of Assessment

 You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.
Assessment tasks are:
Design project 1 (25% of final grade)
Design project 2 (25% of final grade)
Web Project 1 (25% of final grade)
Web Project 2 (25% of final grade)

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
A student charter

http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter

summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:

http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1