CDS4001 - Major project communication design part 1 - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

- Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Vince Dziekan


Dr Vince Dziekan

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


Must be enrolled in: F3702 Bachelor of Communication Design (Honours)


VCO4107 or MMD4107Not offered in 2018


This unit is part one a major communication design project. It provides an

opportunity to research issues, undertake conceptual design and develop

refinements on the basis of the advanced attainment achieved at the end of

the Bachelor of Communication Design course. In most instances the

project is proposed by the student at the beginning of the semester in

consultation with the lecturer, and approved by the lecturer and course

coordinator. This allows the address of issues of capability or knowledge, or

the development of specialist understanding or skills to be built into the

student's program.


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

  1. demonstrate a capability to research and explore the full range of issues to be considered in a communication design project;
  2. be able to practice communication design to a high standard of professional competency
  3. be able to relate their work to contemporary discourse and seek to extend its boundaries through their design work
  4. be able to defend their chosen direction in the major project against informed criticism
  5. have a base of sound knowledge, understanding and capability to undertake their major project
  6. be capable of organising, developing and planning methodologies associated with the major project which will help to successfully determine a viable outcome


Mid semester project review: 20%

Final portfolio:80%

Workload requirements

On-campus: 8 Hours contact plus 16 hours independent study

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