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AAD71103 - Design Fundamentals (2018)

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Not currently available in 2018

Unit aim

Introduces students to concepts and practices of design in fine art and compositional arrangement. Examining traditional through to current trends in design, including: electronic drawing and capture, composition, aesthetics, typography and the integration into art. Critical evaluative skills of their own work and the work of others are reviewed and developed. 

Unit content

  • Shape and structure: framing and the silhouette
  • Reading symbols in design
  • Colour, ornamentation and pattern
  • Planning workflow
  • Mapping sites for design - design principles and context
  • Vectors
  • Typography
  • Critical analysis of contemporary art and design

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 create designs appropriate to fine art and design
2 demonstrate basic technical skills in digital image making
3 demonstrate basic skills in integrating typographic and pictorial imagery
4 critically appraise own digital image making and the work of other artists
5 show evidence of the development of ideas and skills towards final artworks.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. create designs appropriate to fine art and design
    • GA2: Creativity
  2. demonstrate basic technical skills in digital image making
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. demonstrate basic skills in integrating typographic and pictorial imagery
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. critically appraise own digital image making and the work of other artists
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. show evidence of the development of ideas and skills towards final artworks.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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Teaching method
Tutorial on-site Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Assessment
Creative work 40%
Creative work 60%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Assessment
Creative work 40%
Creative work 60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.