ALA201 - Art Direction and Visualisation


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil

Students must have passed unit ALA102

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative activities including seminar overview (recordings provided) and 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent


This unit considers the role of the art director in advertising by exploring of the tools and creative collaborations required to achieve a strong visual impact. The principles of advertising design will be examined to help students judge and articulate the efficacy of creative material in local and global contexts. Students will learn how to gather and apply research on product and service offerings, work as a team to solve creative challenges and execute the visual elements of an advertising campaign across traditional and digital media channels. Examination of creative presentation techniques will reveal the techniques required to 'sell' advertising solutions to clients. A foundational understanding of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is an advantage.

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