University of Technology Sydney

87100 VC Design Theory: Critical Approaches to Visual Culture

Requisite(s): 87631c VC Design Studio: The Politics of Image and Text
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Visual communication designers work with image and text. Viewers are asked to interact with our designs, to find meaning in our graphics. In this subject, students are introduced to concepts that help us to understand the way in which we perceive and make sense of graphic design. Through a series of studio-based exercises, students explore the communicative and creative possibilities of image and text. Students develop an understanding of the value of iterative processing. As they move through projects they have an opportunity to focus their attention on different aspects of practice – generating and articulating design concepts; investigating the expressive possibilities of graphic forms, typography and composition; and collaborating to critique their own work and the work of their peers.

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Autumn session, City campus

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