Course Title: Design and manipulate complex layouts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5359 Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Title: Design and manipulate complex layouts

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 65

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 9925 9988

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to design complex publication layouts. You will combine creative design skills with technical software proficiency. You will produce layouts for a range of publishing, design, advertising and printing outcomes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAGRD505 Design and manipulate complex layouts


1 Analyse design needs

2 Develop and refine layout ideas

3 Create and manipulate layouts

4 Evaluate design work

5 Finalise technical aspects

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. The assessment tasks are:
Exercises and projects

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