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ACG702 - Digital Publishing


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Tonya Meyrick




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent learning activities including: 1 x 1-hour class per week


This unit will begin by exploring and understanding typography and how it applies to Visual Communication Design. Students will develop and explore techniques to apply and manipulate design from hand to digital format. Focus will be on use of the design elements and principles, grids, forms and structures, the anatomy of typefaces, font families, font designers and typeface design. Considerations will include the applications and implications of selecting and applying typography to a variety of design solutions using both hand rendered craft techniques and digital methods.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate and apply information technology skills and typography and design knowledge and theory as it relate to the practices, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in the discipline of Visual Communication Design

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Effectively synthesise and dispute the communication of own and others ideas using a range of visual media and transmit ideas and solutions of problems negotiated through written and oral presentation

GLO2: Communication


Deconstruct digital artefacts and autonomously negotiate and articulate personal judgements through the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking


Construct, analyse and judge contemporary typography and design, making relevant evaluations to generate personal preference and recommendations as aligned to industry standards

GLO4: Critical thinking

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Research Project 1500 words
or equivalent
30% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Design Project 1500 words
or equivalent
30% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - Research Brief 2000 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ACG702
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.

Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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