Course Title: Research visual communication history and theory

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5359 Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Title: Research visual communication history and theory

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 55

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM7341C

Brunswick Campus

TAFE

320T Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 9925 9446

Course Contact Email: alistair.briggs@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

While undertaking this course you will research visual communication history and theory and apply that research to your own professional practice. Visual communication professionals inform and enrich their practice through their understanding of history and theory. This study will provide context, inspiration and reference for your design solutions. History and theory may relate to a particular period of time, a particular aspect of visual communication, or be broader in nature.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None required.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAGRD501 Research visual communication history and theory

Elements:

1 Select focus for research

2 Conduct critical analysis

3 Present ideas about visual communication history and theory

4 Develop own practice from research


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or exercises and written reports. The assessment tasks are:
Projects

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.