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Project planning and professional practice for design and multimedia ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)



Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will clarify the professional obligations required of graphic and multimedia designers. It will also outline the basic business activity requirements of practitioners in these areas. The unit will include project management processes from small singular undertakings to large cross disciplinary projects; professional writing skills relevant to the discipline areas; OHSE obligations and workplace safety, and sound business practice. Students will also be introduced to the professional bodies that can assist with future business activities.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 1. comprehend the business practice associated with graphic design and multimedia professions; 2. confidently manage design projects from start to finish; 3. write professional and articulate business plans, proposals and grant applications; 4. understand and act upon OHS&E obligations of their profession.

Assessment: 2 independent projects: 40%; OHSE assessment: 10%; Group project: 50%

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week including, 4 taught hours and 8 study hours weekly

Prerequisites: VCO2004 or MMD2704 or MMD2304

Prohibitions: PPR2110, VCO3109