Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Communication Science and Disorders, Design Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionThis subject introduces students to the increasing and important role of design within a global and multidisciplinary context. Students will learn fundamental design principles and design elements such as colour, typography, line, shape and form as foundations for understanding of the aesthetic, functional and social applications of design. They will apply these principles, using industry standard software, such as Adobe Photoshop, to the process of design and effective communication in a digital environment.Learning Objectives1. At the completion of this subject, students should have a solid comprehension of fundamental design principles combined with a theoretical understanding of influencing factors in design communication, and be able to apply these philosophies to design requirements in a professional context.2. At the completion of this subject, students should have a solid comprehension of fundamental design principles including gestalt laws, layout, colour and typography and be able to apply these in a practical context.3. At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate competent use of industry standard software (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator) to design, create and manipulate a variety of digital designs.4. At the completion of this subject, students should be able to critically assess and apply strategies for the effective use of the theory and practical skills taught in this subject to either pre-press or on-screen applications of design communication.5. At the completion of this subject, students should be able to communicate fundamental design principles and design strategies with industry professionals in a global context.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.