Course Title: Design and manipulate complex layouts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5316 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 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9152

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to design complex publication layouts. This involves combining creative design skills with technical software proficiency.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVGRD505A 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

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

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 written tasks.  Assessment tasks in this course are:

  • Design Project 1 
  • Design Project 2