Courses & Units

Design Investigators ZAD106

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

Designers need to communicate through a range of mediums including written content. A poorly worded email, design pitch and social media posts will cost you clients. This subject focuses on investigating broad writing techniques to suit a variety of workplace requirements. This includes interpersonal communication in email, social media, websites, technical writing and storytelling for interactive delivery. Students will learn to write for target audiences and of the importance of editing and grammar for meaning.

Summary

Unit name Design Investigators
Unit code ZAD106
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School Division of University College
University College
Discipline Applied Design
Coordinator

Dr Donald Thomson

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 3 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 3 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 3 On-Campus 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
Term 3 23/7/2018 27/8/2018 28/8/2018 30/9/2018

* 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 Field of Education
1 2017: $396.00 100599

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

Two hour tutorial and three hours of collaborative workshops per week.

Launceston and Hobart students will study at Foundry campuses.

Assessment
  • Create a Design Thesaurus using and explaining industry terminology (20%)
  • Interview an industry personality and write a biographical piece for publication (30%)
  • Develop a portfolio of written material (50%)
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Textbooks

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