University of Technology Sydney

87632 VC Design Studio: The Ethics of Image and Text

12cp; 2.5hpw x 12 wks (studio, on campus), 1hpw x 12 wks (lecture, online). To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces.
Requisite(s): 87631 VC Design Studio: The Politics of Image and Text
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This studio subject introduces the core formal and theoretical foundations of visual communication design and practice. A series of studio-based briefs explore the fundamentals of image and text through the framework of social activism. In response to the briefs, students engage in a variety of creative experiences, developing skills and understandings central to the power of image and text to make meaning. These include research and communication skills, technical skills and the development of conceptual and critical approaches to visual communication.

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