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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.
Last updated: 15 February 2020