Course Title: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4312

Course Title: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 65.0

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Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP5334C

City Campus

TAFE

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email: mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

In this course you will be able to source, understand and apply information on design history and theory with particular emphasis on design in photography. This course will cover current and more traditional trends in design and examine photographic design history and theory.
You will be identifying and producing images that demonstrate the critical elements and principles of design that contribute to a final image or work.

This is also reflected in the training and assessment of this unit.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NIL



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES305A Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

Elements:

Element 1. Collect information on history and theory of design

Element 2. Apply information to own area of work

Element 3. Update and maintain knowledge of design trends


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to source, understand and apply information on design history and theory with particular focus on design in photography. You will be able to identify and produce images that demonstrate the critical elements and principles of design that contribute to a final image or work.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this class requires you to:
• Integrate a specific Design element into your images
• Research & analyse work by well known photographers
• Arrange typographical elements within an image utilising the principles and elements of design and photography