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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Pamela Salen


Graphic Design Studio 5 allows students the opportunity to develop a body of work that defines them as articulate, intelligent and adventurous designers, prepared to meet the needs of a contemporary communication environment. The students are required to function as mature designers, capable of originating high quality projects that showcase a range of skills in design and layout, typography and image making, all executed with an emphasis on appropriate research and professional procedures. Contemporary visual thinking will be applied to areas such as logo design, brochures, poster design, editorial layout and package design.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. work confidently within the constraints of a specific brief with regard to time, cost and production requirements
  2. critically approach problem solving, mindful of current philosophies and aesthetic developments in graphic design
  3. comprehend the professional requirements and relevance of each brief undertaken
  4. demonstrate advanced skills in independent thinking, creativity, art direction and production technology
  5. evaluate the requirements of each brief and approach it perceptively, intelligently and appropriately
  6. utilise accrued skills from the prerequisite, core and elective subjects in the resolution of design problems
  7. utilise research effectively in the solution of any given design problem
  8. observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.


4-5 assignment projects: 90% plus studio exercise: 10%

Workload requirements

8 hours studio and 16 hours of independent study per week.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)



VCO3105 VCO3106