Design Visualisation

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design Visualisation

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Art, Design Management, Graphic Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Introduction to theories and practices of visual communication, investigated explicitly through various modes of visualisation across a wide range of media including web based media. Taught from an explicitly design perspective, emphases are given to expressive conceptual, contextual and formal modes.

    Course Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1: Demonstrate and integrate an understanding of design; its approaches, strategies and expectations.
    2: Interpret a project/design brief
    3: Demonstrate an ability to abstract design ideas through an iterative and analytical approach
    4: Experiment and explore historical, cultural and contemporary influences on design both individually and collectively
    5: Construct, sketch and/or storyboard preliminary design ideas via analogue, digital and time based media
    6: Critique verbally, and in a written format using specific visual language strategies, a self-directed and evolving design focus that engages with specific and relevant contexts.

    Base Camp and Feedback Report 5%
    Project 1 Identify and Transform 20%
    Project 2 Reveal and Shift 20%
    Project 3 Shift and Shake 25%
    Progress Based Assessments 30%

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.

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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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