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 203
Subject Name Social Impact Design
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CAGD201 DESN201 VCD201
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence CAGD203
Assessment 1. Project: Wicked problem 30% 2. Major design project 50% 3. Portfolio: Design brief and prospectus 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 Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
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
Wes Wickham
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Gregor Cullen
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject moves design practice beyond issues of content, form and function to content creation. Students will be required to respond to design challenges that result in research, invention and prototyping of creative communication products that respond to social needs and benefit. Students will have the option to form small collaborative design teams for co-design outcomes.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Gain insight into the ideas and concepts that shape the Creative Economy
2. Gain insights into Design Thinking and Innovation


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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