Courses & Units

Visual Communication 1 FSG111

Hobart

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This unit has a quota. If you cannot enroll this unit via eStudentCentre due to the quota, please contact the unit coordinator for permission to enroll.

Introduction

This studio introduces the multi-disciplinary practice of Visual Communication.

Emphasis is placed on the development and acquisition of a repertoire of visual skills, and approaches. Students are encouraged to explore different mediums and methods while integrating theoretical knowledge through research. Projects will explore the fundamental principles of design, typography and context, image making and page layout. Students will be introduced to current practice, consider the social context of the profession and articulate the intent, context and role of design in contemporary society.

Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you will be introduced to traditional techniques, new technologies and approaches to contemporary practice.

Projects include directed learning, collaboration and cross-media engagement and are choreographed and critiqued so as to reflect the breadth of contemporary practice. Students will be encouraged to consider connections to other Studio units.

Study of this unit will involve undertaking basic skills and techniques, and introduce you to experimenting, critiquing and conceptualising media, forms and methods. You will also learn how to source information and materials in addition to applying safe work practices.

Summary

Unit name Visual Communication 1
Unit code FSG111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Sarah Jones and sessional staff

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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
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 100501

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.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3hr weekly studio sessions, that comprise of technical workshops, group learning activities and individual studio time, + 6 x 1hr lecture/viewing/demonstration.

There is an expectation of at least an additional 3hrs independent practical work in the studio weekly (13 weeks, including an Independent Study Week).

Assessment

Ongoing formative feedback through written, verbal, visual, individual and collective presentations and critique.

Non assessed hurdle and milestone tasks as described in the unit outline.

Folio of completed projects submitted at the end of the unit and portfolio of relevant supporting material evidencing brief observations and reflections of the semester's work and contextual investigation (maximum 15 pages) (100%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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