Design and Computing 1 (Applications)

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design and Computing 1 (Applications)

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Graphic Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    In this course, you will experience the design process ranging from idea development, through to digital artwork and preparation for printing and production processes, and how these can be aided by computer applications. You will analyse and discuss aspects of visual design, discovering best practice in the field and exploring the processes involved in concept development for particular target audiences. You will develop skills and knowledge in how design principles, use of colour, application of typographic principles and other design elements are enabled in a computing environment. The skills and knowledge you develop will have application in visually communicating your own work as well as working with professional design practitioners in your future career.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Navigate any graphical design software using knowledge of common interface elements.
    • Develop and maintain a disciplined digital working environment, with a focus on ease of workflow, file management and file structure.
    • Troubleshoot a creative project through an application of problem-solving techniques.
    • Correctly employ terminology appropriate and relevant to a digital working environment.


    This course supports your development in these program learning outcomes:

    Apply core technical skills and emerging design knowledge, skills and technologies, both independently and collaboratively, to enable further learning and professional practice.


    Overview of Learning Activities

    You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities. During this course you will also participate in small-scale project work to develop your applications skills within a studio environment. Your lecturer will help you tailor your projects to suit your capabilities and disciplinary focus. You will contribute to class critiques and receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and your peers through a variety of consultations, presentations and tutorials. This feedback will help you track your learning against the specified learning outcomes for this course.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment. A selected range of supplies is available, as well as support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online resources through RMIT Vietnam University Library.


    Overview of Assessment

    Assessment is based on an evaluation of how well you demonstrate newly acquired design computing skills. Assignments are:

    • Project Milestone 1       20%
    • Project Milestone 2       50%
    • Project Milestone 3       30%

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