Design Communications

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design Communications

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication Science and Disorders, Design Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduction

    This subject introduces students to the increasing and important role of design within a global and multidisciplinary context. Students will learn fundamental design principles and design elements such as colour, typography, line, shape and form as foundations for understanding of the aesthetic, functional and social applications of design. They will apply these principles, using industry standard software, such as Adobe Photoshop, to the process of design and effective communication in a digital environment.
     
    Learning Objectives
    1. At the completion of this subject, students should have a solid comprehension of fundamental design principles combined with a theoretical understanding of influencing factors in design communication, and be able to apply these philosophies to design requirements in a professional context.
     
    2. At the completion of this subject, students should have a solid comprehension of fundamental design principles including gestalt laws, layout, colour and typography and be able to apply these in a practical context.
     
    3. At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate competent use of industry standard software (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator) to design, create and manipulate a variety of digital designs.
     
    4. At the completion of this subject, students should be able to critically assess and apply strategies for the effective use of the theory and practical skills taught in this subject to either pre-press or on-screen applications of design communication.
     
    5. At the completion of this subject, students should be able to communicate fundamental design principles and design strategies with industry professionals in a global context.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.