Graphics Media: Visual Communication

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Graphics Media: Visual Communication

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Graphic Design, Media Studies, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Graphics Media practice takes place in a wide range of contexts including; professional agencies, consultancies and scholarly enquiry. You are encouraged to critically reflect on historical precedents in studio practice and theory and their implications for current and future design directions. The course provides you with opportunities to investigate and explore: the field of visual communication design practice and scholarship; the roles of design and designers in the contexts of other disciplines; and how design functions in society. SDES2406 Graphic Communication explores the strategies and processes of Graphics Media design for a range of communities. You experiment with contemporary visual representation for print and screen media formats, and develop skills in documented observation as a research methodology for the design of hand generated and digitally manipulated images. Imaging techniques explored include illustration, collage and photomontage. Contexts considered for contemporary graphic communication range from the privacy of a book to public communication for out-door and web advertising.
    Assessment in this course includes studio research tasks and projects that engage with image generation and composition, experimental book design and visual communication in the public arena.

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.


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