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NM1400 - Introduction to Media Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject introduces the basic elements of design, typography and effective visualisation and communication, thereby providing students with basic design skills in the area of visual communication design. Students use a range of digital tools to develop visual communication iconography and produce a corporate design system. Design history, design methods and contemporary practice are introduced through a team-based investigative research project.

Learning Outcomes

  • use the appropriate language of visual communication;
  • critique individual design projects for their aesthetic and functional effectiveness;
  • explain the relationship between design elements and effective visualisation and communication;
  • apply the fundamental principles of media design.
NM2901 NM1401


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours - Tutorials & Practicals
Assessment: design projects (70%); research project (30%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours - Online Video Lectures - 13 hours Threaded Discussion - 13 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: design projects (70%); research project (30%).

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