Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code VAD 190
Subject Name Design Principles
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions Not available to students undertaking the BCA Graphic Design
Equivalence DESN190 CAGD190
Assessment Project - Design Exercises 30% Project - Design Project 50% Report - Design Project Process Report 20%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 3hr Practical per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Teo Treloar
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Teo Treloar
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject provides an introduction to fundamental principles of design within the context of developing specific skills in visual design. It will address aspects of formal composition, typography, colour, image and layout. Students will have the opportunity to explore creative solutions to project briefs and in the process develop fundamental digital computer skills and design literacy.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. develop innovative and creative design solutions in response to a design brief
2. demonstrate an understanding of the foundation principles of typography, composition, colour, space and hierarchy in communication design
3. understand the relationships between the written word and its visual expression
4. articulate a deeper understanding of design across printed and new media platforms.

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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