Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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
OfferedNot offered in 2015


Building upon the skills and knowledge acquired in VCO2402 students undertake hypothetical briefs interspersed with actual briefs from advertising representatives. These projects involve press, print, signage and television applications. In addition to facilitating the development of individual skills and advertising abilities, the projects also assist students' to develop as a vital and contributing member of a creative team. Collaborative projects, tours and seminars provide students with the opportunity to engage productively with the advertising industry.


On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  1. demonstrate competence in conceptualising, visualising, copy writing and art direction in the context of advertising
  2. understand and implement research analysis, problem solving, creative teamwork and brief compliance understand the roles and responsibilities of advertising in society as well as the operations and creative structures of advertising agencies
  3. possess reasoned opinions concerning the ethical calibre of a wide range of historical and contemporary examples of advertising
  4. be able to defend - on moral, economic and ecological grounds - the kind of advertisng which they are attempting.


Major projects: 60%. Minor projects: 40%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including: 4 hours and 8 independent study hours per week

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