Courses & Units

Visual communication 2D FSG282


The emphasis for this unit is on research, conceptual development, and an exploration of different aspects of visual communication using animation and campaign strategies. Study of this unit will involve responding to two project briefs, which focus on the use of animation and narrative title sequences for television and social campaign design. During the unit you will be introduced to subject areas including; research strategies; story boarding; narrative development; identity and branding; grid structures and page layout; and the representation of a range of social issues through visual communication. You will also be introduced to basic animation technology using Adobe Photoshop and Flash as well as industry standard design technology such as Adobe Indesign.

Throughout this unit you will continue to develop a social awareness and understanding of the designer's role and responsibility within the community and the broader environment. You will also be encouraged to think independently and develop an ability to clearly express your ideas to the lecturer and to the class during group presentations.


Unit name Visual communication 2D
Unit code FSG282
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Sarah Jones and/or sessional staff

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


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FSG281 or FSG211

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • FSG212


Teaching Pattern

3 hour studio session weekly, with an expectation of an additional 3 hours independent practical work per week (13 weeks)


Folio of completed works and journals (60%), plus exercises, set projects, journals and presentations (40%)

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