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ACG101 - Design Fundamentals

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Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(This unit is available only to students enrolled in course A300, A328, A351, A352, A353, A355, A356, A357, A358, A359, A365, D311, D312, D313, D326, D347, D370, D391, or S331)

Unit chair:M Kelly

It is recommended students undertake this unit and ACG103 as prerequisites to all other Graphic Design units.

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit focuses on the development of ideas through brainstorming and creative thinking techniques. Consideration will be given to the craft elements used in design such as paper folding, scoring, the creation of 3D shapes, texture and mark making. Students will develop conceptual skills through the generation of interesting ideas that will be presented and discussed with their peers in a supportive class environment. Topic areas include; the art and craft of design, mark making, 3D shape, paper construction, idea generation and problem solving.


Assessment 1) 25% design project

Assessment 2) 25% design project

Assessment 3) 25% research project

Assessment 4) 25% design project

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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