Course Title: Design Principles And Elements

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5068

Course Title: Design Principles And Elements

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 48.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to resolve visual communication problems through the application of design principles and elements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBS638 Design Principles and Elements

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply various problem-solving methods to evaluate and solve individual design problems.
2. Apply the principles of design for two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects.
3. Explain the various characteristics of each of the elements of design and how they interact with each other in the design of artwork, object, construction or creative piece of work involving multi media technologies.
4. Evaluate the appropriate technology processes and techniques required to achieve a specific design outcome, and the uses and constraints of media and materials.

Overview of Assessment

Students will demonstrate competence by completing a series of practical projects to be submitted by the prescribed deadlines. All project work is to be documented through notes and drawings which may consist of: notes from lectures and tutorials, models, mockups, visual presentations, and research conducted relevant to the project. Ongoing verbal feedback will be provided to students as the projects progress. Written assessment and feedback will be given to the student when work is returned. Late work will not be accepted.