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Graphic Design Studio 1: Image & Text (GDES10001)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeGDES10001
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The focus of this studio subject is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools – specifically the generation and articulation of design possibilities through a series of studio-based projects.

Through a study graphic design traditions and visual cultural histories, and the work of a number of exemplary practitioners, students will be introduced through a range of studio workshops to working with a range of design techniques and graphic methods. These workshops will be a combination of contact time and independent study time.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this subject should be able to:

  • use a grammar of image and text elements, sufficient to produce graphic renderings, typographical and visualisation presentations to help communicate a range of ideas;
  • analyse, evaluate and critique the effectiveness of visual communication;
  • develop and refine a range of methods that culminate into a cohesive body of work targeting professional practice, an independent studio practice, or entrepreneurship;
  • work with contemporary and historical tools;
  • professionally document the conceptual development, research and realisation of a designed item, and reflect on the outcome.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will demonstrate:

  • An ability to undertake critical analysis
  • An ability to work with design precedents
  • An ability to work with different design methodologies
  • An understanding of challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
  • An understanding of their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.

Last updated: 15 October 2019