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Visual Communications (ABPL20048)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeABPL20048
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This elective subject in the Environments degree will help students understand, digest and communicate visual information. Students will be trained using clear and concise methods to become visually literate using creative information skills and techniques which will be taught to create and shape meaning of ever-expanding databases and information.

Students will learn how to create and read flow charts, landscape diagrams, schematics and technical illustrations and make information easier to understand. This will apply across all environments streams.

The subject will demonstrate functions and depict sequences of hierarchies, associations, relationships, interconnections and links with many diverse approaches suitable for application in diverse disciplines.

Course content will develop graphic skills gained through lectures and practice during tutorials to encourage personal expression, visual interpretation of materials and understanding your world. Students will select modules to develop specific skills.

Intended learning outcomes

The Visual Communication subject will provide the necessary skills to visually communicate critical and analytical thinking for the identification and resolution of problems. The subject will teach diagrammatic and visual means to clarify complex issues.


The subject will offer a series of modules, such as the following, so students can choose those most relevant to their needs:

  • computer aided drafting
  • computer 3D modelling
  • digital photography and image manipulation
  • Digital presentation layouts
  • Web design Digital drawing
  • Watercolour
  • Life drawing
  • Model making
  • Professional presentations and concepts


Students will choose three modules.

Students will develop skills to convey information and its expression through the practical application of graphical skills and Information Communication technology.

Students will learn how to create flow charts, landscape diagrams, schematics and technical illustrations and make information easier to understand.

Generic skills

  • Multi-disciplinary collaborative skills.
  • Appreciation of visual communication skills.
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity.
  • Become familiar with State-of-the-Art graphic and IT skills.

The subject will apply across all environments streams.

Last updated: 16 August 2017