Courses & Units

Introduction to Digital Layout FSG101

Hobart

Note:

Competency in file management and general computer usage is required to do this unit.

Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to digital layout software tools and processes used by print designers for laying out documents. Common commercial software tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign are introduced through this unit, but the emphasis of the unit is upon developing an understanding of the underlying principals and terminology used in managing design workflow from brief to print production.

This unit is a complement (not a substitute) for FSG111 Visual Communication 1, particularly suited for those intending to undertake a major in Visual Communication who are lacking in previous experience with design software.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Digital Layout
Unit code FSG101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Sarah Jones

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100500

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 hrs tutorial/practical demonstrations weekly, and an expectation of at least an additional 3 hrs independent practical work per week (13 weeks)

Assessment

3 set projects (20%, 30% and 50% weightings)

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Textbooks

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