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NM3430 - Design Lab II

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Students enrolling in this subject produce a portfolio of advanced creative works by means of a written contract negotiated with the subject coordinator. The subject involves the study of contemporary practice in the field of media design through research and practice. Students develop a series of self-directed projects, and undertake autonomous research towards the development of their individual approach and aesthetic. The projects may include publications (magazine, brochures, etc), posters and flyers, interactive works, time-based works, brands and logo development. The goal is to develop as a media design practitioner, with a portfolio of work grounded by an awareness of audience, method and market, and a view towards developing a sustainable practice after graduation.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply in depth knowledge and understanding of the processes relevant to the development of an industry-oriented folio of media design creative work;
  • produce an advanced folio of creative work oriented to the media design sector;
  • apply an enhanced awareness of industry/cultural aspects of media design practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Design Research Project - (30%)
  • Personal Portfolio - (20%)
  • Design Project - (50%).
Prerequisites: (NM1400 OR NM1401 OR NM2901 OR CV1420) AND NM1410 AND (NM2400 OR NM3407) AND (NM2420 OR NM2301 OR NM3901 OR CV2420) AND (NM3410 OR NM3401)


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Russell Milledge.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.