Design for Digital Media

10 Units

Provides a focus on the production of visual communications in the context of digital screen-based media. The course aims to develop an appreciation of fundamental visual communication principles as they relate to interactive screen based communication. Students will be expected to assimilate essential concepts, including creative visual problem solving, via a combination of theoretical and practical projects.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Creative Industries
Availability Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an informed knowledge of concepts fundamental to visual communication design.
  2. Demonstrate a practical knowledge of design fundamentals, inclusive of the elements and principles of design.
  3. Communicate using the terminology specific to visual communication design.
  4. Critically evaluate examples of visual communications in the context of digital media.
  5. Recognise the relationship between traditional & design media design.
  6. Devise and produce design solutions for specific digital media problems.
  7. Describe new and emerging directions for visual communication in the context of digital media.
  8. Demonstrate an applied knowledge of computer hardware and software specific to this course.

Topics may include:

  • Elements and principles of design
  • The Design Process
  • Vector and pixel based imagery
  • Fundamentals of interactive screen based interface design
  • Visual Language
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Trends in professional Visual Communication Design.
  • Future Directions for Visual Communication Design.
  • This course replaces DESN6300. If you have successfully completed DESN6300 you cannot enrol in this course.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): DESN6300. Students who have successfully completed DESN6300 are not eligible to enrol in DESN6350.
Assumed Knowledge Students are expected to have at least a basic level of computer literacy commensurate with a Postgraduate level of study. This will include basic competency with the use of 'Office' style applications (word processing, presentation and spreadsheet) and internet/web browsers.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments
  • Journal: Learning Journal
  • Project: Practical Projects

Contact Hours


Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
For students studying on-line - Self Directed Learning: 3 Hours per Week for 12 Weeks. Number of contact hours per week is a minimum recommendation and may vary with individual student's learning style for on-line courses.

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for DESN6350
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