This unit of study introduces students to the principles of visual design, including graphic design, colour theory and typography. Students will develop an understanding of how to successfully combine visual elements to effectively communicate an idea or concept, to describe a product, and to represent visual user interface elements in an interactive product. Using digital image manipulation tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, students will learn how to develop design concepts and how to turn concepts into visual communication materials in the form of digital images.
Lecture 1 hr/wk (Week 1 only); tutorial 2 hrs/wk; online modules 1 hr/wk
Visual Design Assignments (80%); Quizzes (20%)
DECO1015 or DECO1100 or DAAE2009