Courses & Units

Visual Communication 2B FSG215



Visual Communication as a discipline incorporates many sub-disciplines such as design for print, illustration, title design, identity and branding, exhibition, environmental graphics, way finding, public commissions – just to name a few.

Increasingly designers are choosing to craft a hybrid practice, which is open and versatile. Working towards a career as a professional designer it's important to have experience and knowledge of the potential breadth of the field.

This studio will further extend your critical, analytical, creative, practical and technical skills, enabling you to produce innovative design concepts. You are encouraged to explore different mediums and methods while integrating theoretical knowledge through research. Study of this unit involves projects that present concrete opportunities to evaluate, question and think critically about the purpose and role of design within local and global communities. Projects address the principles of visual representation, media and processes, typography, and encourage you to develop an understanding of the social and professional implications of design.

In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to explore design design practice through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing their conceptual approach.

Students will be guided through more in depth approaches to observation and reflection, connecting their studio-based experiences with contextual knowledge of contemporary, critical discourse.

Students are expected to become increasingly competent in their ability to experiment, develop and realize resolved work, to identify their individual expression and to critically engage with design.

Study of this unit will involve guided individual and collaborative investigation.


Unit name Visual Communication 2B
Unit code FSG215
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Sarah Stubbs

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100501

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Teaching Pattern

3hr weekly studio sessions that comprise of technical workshops, studio lectures, group learning activities and individual studio time. There is an expectation of at least an additional 3hrs independent practical work in the studio weekly (13 weeks, including an Independent Study Week).


A portfolio of resolved work.

Presentation (verbal/visual) evidencing documentation and reflection (extracted from journal and other places).

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