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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces students to concepts and practices of digital drawing, typography and their integration into visual arts and graphic design. Portfolio outcomes include investigations into ‘place’ and identity with community outcomes. Critical evaluative skills of their own work and the work of others are reviewed and developed.  

Unit content

Topic 1: Planning workflow

Topic 2: 'Mapping' sites for design - design principles and context

Topic 3: Vector graphics

Topic 4: Typography

Topic 5: Shape and structure: framing and the silhouette

Topic 6: Reading symbols in design

Topic 7: Colour, ornamentation and pattern

Topic 8: Integrating typography and manipulated imagery

Topic 9: Importing, exporting and outputting files

Topic 10: Critical analysis of contemporary digital art and design

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 create digital images appropriate to visual art and design
2 demonstrate technical skills in digital image making
3 demonstrate skills in integrating typographic and pictorial imagery
4 critically appraise their own digital image making and the work of others
5 show evidence of the development of ideas and skills towards final artworks

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

  1. create digital images appropriate to visual art and design
    • GA2:
  2. demonstrate technical skills in digital image making
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate skills in integrating typographic and pictorial imagery
    • GA4:
  4. critically appraise their own digital image making and the work of others
    • GA1:
  5. show evidence of the development of ideas and skills towards final artworks
    • GA1:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.