units

VCM4601

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Coordinator(s)

Dr Trinh Vu (Sem 1), Mr Giosue Prochilo (Sem 2)

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Students are introduced to how the fundamental elements and principles of two and three-dimensional design are applied to Multimedia. Students gain the necessary design skills and knowledge to produce complex integrations of those selected principles of design, which form a solid basis to support visual communications for screen based media. Set projects encourage experimentation with various techniques and methods of interpretation.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Recognise, analyse and use the elements of design;

  1. Understand the role of visual communication and fundamental design principles as applied to Multimedia/New Media;

  1. Recognise some of the theoretical and psychological issues of selected colour theories;

  1. Understand and apply selected colour theories to digital media

  1. Recognise, analyse and use typography;

  1. Express ideas and concepts for multimedia using visual communication forms, drawing, digital imaging, graphic design and typography; and

  1. Observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice

Assessment

Series of projects (5 x 20%)

Workload requirements

12 hours ( 1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 3 hour studio and 8 independant study hours) per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Trinh Vu (Sem 1), Mr Jeff Janet (Sem 2)

Prerequisites

Enrolment in the Master of Multimedia

Prohibitions

VCM4002