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Visual Communication - DECO1015

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.

seminar 3 hrs/week

assignment design (40%), design tasks (40%) and presentation (20%)

Additional information
This unit is for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing only. Students from other programs should enrol in DECO2101.


DECO1100 or DAAE2011 or DECO2101


Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Design Lab
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Mr Liam Bray
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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