units

VCO4107

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Warren Taylor

Synopsis

This unit is the first part of a major visual communication project. It provides an opportunity to research issues, undertake conceptual design and develop refinements on the basis of the advanced attainment achieved at the end of the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) course. In most instances the project is proposed by the student at the beginning of the semester in consultation with the lecturer, and approved by the lecturer and course coordinator. This allows the address of issues of capability or knowledge, or the development of specialist understanding or skills to be built into the student's program.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. demonstrate a capability to research and explore the full range of issues to be considered in a graphic design / visual Communication project
  2. be able to practice graphic design / visual communication to a high standard of professional competency
  3. be able to relate their work to contemporary discourse and seek to extend its boundaries through their design work
  4. be able to defend their chosen direction in the major project against informed criticism
  5. have a base of sound knowledge, understanding and capability to undertake their major project
  6. be capable of organising, developing and planning methodologies associated with the major project which will help to successfully determine a viable outcome

Assessment

Mid semester portfolio:20%
Final portfolio:80%

Workload requirements

6 hours in class and 18 independent study hours per week

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

admission to BVisComm Honours