VC Global Studio: Visual Communication A

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    VC Global Studio: Visual Communication A

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Graphic Design, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Description
    The visual communication program emphasises international networking to build a global perspective within an individual?s design practice. The global studio provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in another design and educational culture. A selection of global studios are offered, allowing students to undertake experiences such as study tours, collaborations with students from overseas institutions, and working with local communities in overseas countries.
    Subject objectives
    On successful completion of this subject students will have achieved the following:
    A5. Sensitivity to cultural contexts including indigenous perspectives
    C1. Effective written communication skills
    C2. Effective oral communication skills
    C3. Effective visual presentation skills
    I5. Capacity to develop original visual language
    P3. Sensitivity to craft
    R2. Ability to develop well-supported arguments and rationales
    R3. Ability to understand design context through relevant research
    R6. Ability to reflect on practice
    This subject also contributes to the faculty's five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (see 'Graduate Attribute Development') through the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Sensitivity to cultural contexts including Indigenous perspectives (A.5)
    Effective written communication skills (C.1)
    Effective oral communication skills (C.2)
    Effective visual presentation skills (C.3)
    Capacity to develop original visual language (I.5)
    Sensitivity to craft (P.3)
    Ability to develop well-supported arguments and rationales (R.2)
    Ability to understand design context through relevant research (R.3)
    Ability to reflect on practice (R.6)
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1:
    Presentation
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    C2, C3, R2 and R3
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    C.2, C.3, R.2 and R.3
    Weight: 25%
    Criteria:
    Communication and Interpersonal Skills
    C2 Thoughtfully structured presentation that builds an argument as to the cultural significance of your chosen example (15%)
    C3 Engaging use of visuals to support your argument, both in presenting your chosen example and in connnecting it to broader aspects of Japanese culture (15%)
    Research and Critical Thinking
    R2 Demonstration of a nuanced understanding of how your chosen example manifests an aspect of Japanese culture (40%)
    R3 Evidence of high quality research (not just websites) to support arguments made (30%)
    Assessment task 2:
    Design Outcome
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    A5, I5, P3 and R3
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    A.5, I.5, P.3 and R.3
    Weight: 60%
    Criteria:
    A5 Appropriate levels of behaviour on tour and in collecting material for visual journal (ie sensitivity to Japanese etiquette, ethical collection and use of material, for example portraiture photography) (15%)
    Practical and Professional Skills
    P3 Sensitivity to craft in visual outcome (30%)
    R3 Demonstrated understanding, supported by research, of an aspect, or aspects, of Japanese culture. Research should include secondary research (texts, films) and primary research (your own observations, visual research, and reflections on tour experience). Research should be made evident in your reflective statement and project rationale. (15%)
    I5 Evidence of an original approach to design outcome that is meaningfully informed by your experiences on the tour (40%)
    Assessment task 3:
    Reflection
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    C1, R3 and R6
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    C.1, R.3 and R.6
    Weight: 15%
    Criteria:
    C1 Effective written communication skills evident in reflection and project rationale (well structured argument, spelling, grammar, academic referencing) (25%)
    R3 Demonstrated understanding, supported by research, of an aspect, or aspects, of Japanese culture. Research should include secondary research (texts, films) and primary research (your own observations, visual research, and reflections on tour experience). Research should be made evident in your reflective statement and project rationale. (30%)
    R6 Insightfulness of reflective statement. In particular, how your understanding of design, and your own practice, has been affected by the tour ? in which ways and why (45%)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.