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ACG103 - Design Skills

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:T Meyrick




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Contact hours:

3 hours per week


Students will be required to attend seminars for 3 hours per week and will be required to do work outside of Deakin for approximately 5 hours per week. This unit is a combination of practical skills and theory exploring the design elements and principals.


This unit introduces students to the digital tools necessary for visual communication design. Students will be introduced to the Adobe imaging suite. Consideration will be given to the theoretical concepts and implications of digital technology as they relate to other art and design processes. Techniques including digital mark making, graphic illustration, text layout and colour composition explored through practical projects. Topic areas will include the following: vector based image making, fonts and symbols, signage and info graphics, converting from pixel to vector image, scanning, layout design for print and introduction to colour theory.


Design Project, 30%

Research Project, 30%

Design Project, 40%

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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