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Graphic Design Studio 3 (GDES30003)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 25On Campus (Southbank)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeGDES30003
Campus
Southbank
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject 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

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
GDES30002 Branding
Semester 1
12.5
GDES30001 Infographics Studio
Semester 1
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

DescriptionTimingPercentage
  • Design Brief 1: Individual oral presentation (10 mins): a review (critique), demonstrating design output that may include physical or digital models, drawings, written assignments, journals and sketches (equivalent to 40-50 hours of work).
  • 50 hours
Week 320%
  • Design Brief 2: Individual oral presentation (10 mins): a review (critique), demonstrating design output that may include physical or digital models, drawings, written assignments, journals and sketches (equivalent to 40-50 hours of work).
  • 50 hours
Mid semester20%
  • Design Brief 3: Individual oral presentation (10 mins): a review (critique), demonstrating design output that may include physical or digital models, drawings, written assignments, journals and sketches (equivalent to 40-50 hours of work).
  • 50 hours
Week 920%
  • 15-minute oral presentation: an end-of-semester review (critique), building on skills and themes developed throughout the semester, demonstrating design output that may include physical or digital models, drawings, written assignments, journals and sketches (equivalent to 60-70 hours of work). Design Journal: equivalent to a 1000-word essay, approximately 20 hours of work, completed throughout semester, based on themes developed through the lectures.
  • 100 hours
During the examination period40%
  • Hurdle requirement: Attendance at 75% or more of studios.
Throughout the semesterN/A

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorRichard Roberts
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours
    Total time commitment340 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

Time commitment details

340 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • 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.

Last updated: 10 August 2019