|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject is the capstone subject for the Graphic Design major in the Bachelor of Design, and will integrate previous coursework in the major. The core of the undergraduate sequence in the major is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. The focus of the investigations of this subject will be a range of graphic design projects including, book design, exhibition catalogues and web- based communication collateral. Students will be expected to prepare a visually presented portfolio, that reflects examples of relevant professional practice in the design industry.
Intended learning outcomes
- Confidently engage with and contribute to a design studio culture and its working methodology;
- employ high-level representational and compositional skills to generate and present ideas in digital, analogue and other formats;
- demonstrate comprehensive digital and analogue graphic skills, including print, screen and interactive applications;
- create a prototype design proposal for presentation in a critical setting;
- apply design methodologies and problem solving to a professional project or individually devised schemas, with a focus on print and screen-based presentation;
- demonstrate a high level of understanding of cultural, historical and environmental contexts, including social and economic factors, and an ability to incorporate these into design projects;
- demonstrate an awareness of the environmental impacts of graphic design, including use of recycled materials and responsible disposal of hazardous materials;
- demonstrate an understanding of the functional and pragmatic aspects of graphic design practices, and apply this knowledge into a comprehensive capstone design project;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role of design in addressing issues of environmental sustainability, experimental and sensory design intentions;
- demonstrate the ability to communicate a design proposal in a public setting, and to respond constructively to critical interrogation and review.
Eligibility and requirements
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Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
|During examination period||40%|
|Throughout the semester||N/A|
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Richard Roberts Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.