Courses & Units

Visual Communication 3A FSG311



Study of this unit will develop your critical, analytical, creative and technical skills, enabling you to produce design solutions at an advanced level. The emphasis for this unit is on research, conceptual development and professional practice. You will continue to develop your design aesthetic through experimentation with typography, image making, publication design and promotion strategies.

Study of this unit will involve undertaking a project which focuses on design for social change and publication design, including developing the content, identity and promotion, as well as developing a proposal for a project which will be undertaken in Semester 2. Subjects areas covered in this unit include: identity, typography, layout and composition, pre-press production, print production, as well as research methods and communication strategies. You will continue to develop an understanding of the designer's responsibility to the community and the environment.

You will develop skills for practicing as a designer in a collaborative/group environment. This unit will also feature a number of guest lectures and presentations from visiting professionals who work across a number of creative fields.


Unit name Visual Communication 3A
Unit code FSG311
Credit points 25
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 Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
1 100501

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FST102 or FSA121 or FSA122; and FSG212 or FSG282


Mutual Exclusions

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

FSG381 or FSG382


Teaching Pattern

1 hr Lecture (TOP) 3 hrs (interdisciplinary activities, studio workshops, critiques and appointments) and an expectation of at least an additional 9 hrs of independent practical work per week (13 weeks including an independent study week).


Folio of project work including journal (80%); Theory of Practice (TOP) tasks (20%)

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