Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Ned Culic


This unit presents opportunities for students to undertake research and further develop knowledge and skills acquired in VCO2003 Graphic Design 3. The projects are designed to provide intellectual and practical challenges to students. Students undertake work which is speculative, allowing for experimentation and exploration of design concepts, techniques and processes, and are encouraged to consider the role designers play in the creation of visual culture(s).


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. demonstrate an ability to apply research skills to their assigned projects
  2. execute practical and conceptual briefs with increased confidence and competence
  3. express an informed personal vision through experimentation and critical inquiry
  4. connect visual and verbal expression
  5. identify and resolve design problems in a creative and considered manner
  6. demonstrate an ability to develop concepts and apply techniques and processes
  7. Understand the role designers play in the creation of visual culture(s)
  8. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


Major projects: 80%. Minor projects: 20%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including; 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week

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