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MMDE11-100: Design Communications


This subject introduces students to the increasing and important role of design within a global and multidisciplinary context. Students will learn fundamental design principles and design elements such as colour, typography, line, shape and form as foundations for understanding of the aesthetic, functional and social applications of design. They will apply these principles, using industry standard software, such as Adobe Photoshop, to the process of design and effective communication in a digital environment.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Have a solid comprehension of fundamental design principles combined with a theoretical understanding of influencing factors in design communication, and be able to apply these philosophies to design requirements in a professional context.
2. Have a solid comprehension of fundamental design principles including gestalt laws, layout, colour and typography and be able to apply these in a practical context.
3. Demonstrate competent use of industry standard software (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator) to design, create and manipulate a variety of digital designs.
4. Critically assess and apply strategies for the effective use of the theory and practical skills taught in this subject to either pre-press or on-screen applications of design communication.
5. Communicate fundamental design principles and design strategies with industry professionals in a global context.

Enrolment requirements

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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Last withdrawal?08/02/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019