Courses & Units

Design Investigators ZAD127

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

Creatives communicate through a range of mediums but unfortunately writing often gets forgotten. The fact is, a poorly worded email, design pitch or social media posts can cost you clients.

This module focuses on investigating broad writing techniques to suit a variety of workplace requirements, to build confidence and clarity in your text. This includes interpersonal communication in email, social media, websites, technical writing and storytelling for interactive delivery. You will learn to write for target audiences and the importance of editing and grammar for meaning. You will also have a chance to build your skills in academic writing and referencing.

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Summary

Unit name Design Investigators
Unit code ZAD127
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Design
Coordinator

Sophia Holmes

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 4 On-Campus Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 27/4/2020 18/5/2020 2/6/2020 3/7/2020
Term 4 12/10/2020 2/11/2020 17/11/2020 18/12/2020

* 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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Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the aim, target market and purpose of written communication

2. Evaluate and use writing tools for clarity and understanding

3. Apply writing practices to a range of material suitable to workplace scenarios

4. Reflect on how writing tools and practices influence your future career

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 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

AT1: Design Profile and Reflection (30%)

AT2: Investigate a Designer/Industry (30%)

AT3: Writing Portfolio (40%)

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Textbooks

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