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Unit Code
Unit Title
FSA300 Complementary Study
FSA302 Investigating the Book
FSD353 The Historical Landscape
FSD355 Drawing from Life A
FSD356 Drawing from Life B
FSD357 Image Development A
FSD358 Image Development B
FSE311 E-Media 3A
FSE312 E-Media 3B
FSE350 Digital Imaging A
FSE351 Digital Imaging B
(Not Offered 2008)
FSE353 WWW (World Wide Web) Design
FSE354 Temporal Imaging and 2D Animation
(Not Offered 2008)
FSE356 Sound
(Not Offered 2008)
FSE358 The Moving Image
FSE360 3D Modelling and Animation
FSE361 Interactive Design
(Not Offered 2008)
FSE381 E-Media 3C
FSE382 E-Media 3D
FSF311 Furniture Design 3A
FSF312 Furniture Design 3B
FSF381 Furniture Design 3C
FSF382 Furniture Design 3D
FSG311 Graphic Design 3A
FSG312 Graphic Design 3B
FSG381 Graphic Design 3C
FSG382 Graphic Design 3D
FSH300 Advanced Digital Photography
FSH311 Photography 3A
FSH312 Photography 3B
FSH381 Photography 3C
FSH382 Photography 3D
FSP311 Painting 3A
FSP312 Painting 3B
FSP381 Painting 3C
FSP382 Painting 3D
FSR311 Printmaking 3A
FSR312 Printmaking 3B
FSR381 Printmaking 3C
FSR382 Printmaking 3D
FSS311 Sculpture 3A
FSS312 Sculpture 3B
FSS381 Sculpture 3C
FSS382 Sculpture 3D
FST300 Art and Design Theory 2/3
FST301 Australian Art of the 1970s - 2000
(Not Offered 2008)
FST303 Postmodernism and Visual Culture
FST305 Picturing the Wilderness
FST306 Contemporary Craft and Design
FST307 Fashioning the Body
(Not Offered 2008)
FST313 Contemporary Art of the Asia-Pacific Region
FST314 Imaging the Body
FST315 Experimental Art and New Technology
FST316 Professional Practice (Writing Skills)
FST317 Professional Practice (Business Skills)
FST318 The Art of the Twentieth Century Avant Gardes
(Not Offered 2008)
FSV301 Narrative Illustration
FSV302 Advanced Typography
FSZ350 Art, Natural Environment and Technology
FSZ351 Art, Natural Environment and Wilderness

2013 FSG311 Visual Communication 3A

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
FSG311 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Study of this unit will develop your critical, analytical, creative and technical skills, enabling you to produce design solutions at an advanced level. The emphasis for this unit is on research, conceptual development and professional practice. You will continue to develop your design aesthetic through experimentation with typography, image making, publication design and promotion strategies.

Study of this unit will involve undertaking a project which focuses on design for a public event, including developing the content, identity, promotion and program, as well as developing a proposal for a project which will be undertaken in Semester 2. As well as working on the studio project, you will have the opportunity to undertake professional practice briefs through the GAP (Graphics and Practice) studio, by working with clients to realise projects including book publication and exhibition catalogues, invitations and signage.

Subjects areas covered in this unit include: identity, typography, layout and composition, pre-press production, print production, as well as research methods and communication strategies. You will continue to develop an understanding of the designer's responsibility to the community and the environment.

You will develop skills for practicing as a designer in a collaborative/group environment. This unit will also feature a number of guest lectures and presentations from visiting professionals who work across a number of creative fields.



Folio of project work including journal (80%); Theory of Practice (TOP) tasks (20%)


1 hour lecture (TOP), 3 hour studio session weekly, with an expectation of at least an additional 9 hours independent practical work per week (13 weeks)

Prereq FST102 FSG212 or FSG282
M.Excl FSG381

Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr James Newitt and/or sessional staff

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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