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 VCD 201
Subject Name Typography
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CAVA103 or CAVA104 or DESN102 or VCD102
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence DESN201 CAGD201
Assessment Proposal 40% Proposal 40% Report 20%
General Subject No.
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
Course
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 1hr lecture, 3hr practical per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Gregor Cullen
Joanna Stirling
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Gregor Cullen
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This studio examines the critical role and function of typography in graphic design. The subject will study the design and function of letter form and its application to print publication and screen based media. Students will undertake research into the history of type and communication design and apply that understanding and insight to design briefs which require print and screen based solutions.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the critical function of the Grid & Typography in visual communication design
2. Gain skills and understanding of design practice & research and creative problem solving


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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