Advertising Art Direction

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advertising Art Direction

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Advertising, Design Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview


    We live in a highly visual culture, with imagery in all its forms being central to our existence. Ads, artworks, movies, memes, medical imagery, info-graphics, signage, packaging, print media, digital, augmented reality, technological enhancements & image manipulations to name a few. All forms of imagery are affected by powerful inter-textual & cultural influences, which in turn provide significant social impact through our interpretations of such images. Today's advertising graduates therefore must be visually literate, able to both analyse & de-construct visual rhetoric as well as construct effective visual messages. In this subject we explore the nature of 'seeing' & how it is affected by design elements, how it is encoded & remembered. We also explore the challenges, limitations, ethics & expanding horizons of visual communication & how this relates to the world of Advertising.
    Learning Objectives
    1. You will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of historical, physiological, perceptual & cognitive aspects of visual communication & apply critical analysis methods to all forms of visual imagery.
    2. You will be able to apply this knowledge to the practice of creating visual advertising messages/campaigns.
    3. You will be expected to develop a good understanding of social, legal & ethical obligations with regard to visual communication.
    4. You will learn to deal with deadline responsibilities, time management, decision making & delegation in a competitive team environment & develop practical experience in the process of pitching campaign ideas to clients.

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