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DECO1015: Visual Communication

This unit of study introduces students to the principles of visual design, including gestalt theory, principles of graphic design, colour theory and typography. Students will develop an understanding of how to successfully combine visual elements to effectively communicate an idea or concept, to describe a product, and to represent visual user interface elements in an interactive product. Using industry standard software such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC, students will learn how to develop design concepts and how to turn concepts into visual communication materials in the form of digital documents.

Code DECO1015
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop skills in digital imaging software such as Adobe Illustrator and Indesign
  • LO2. demonstrate proficiency in basic graphic design, including layout and typography
  • LO3. develop an understanding of basic visual design concepts as a form for communicating an idea, project or concept
  • LO4. demonstrate skills in sourcing, developing, and designing a range of digital content through a series of tutorial exercises and design projects
  • LO5. develop an in-depth understanding and practical experience of communicating messages through visual designs

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.