FTR1000 Elements of Graphic Design
|Semester 2, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Elements of Graphic Design|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||100703 - Journalism|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Matthew Nielsen
This course is significant as it is a foundational course for first-year students. Elements of Graphic Design introduces students to the skills and practices involved in creating graphic elements for film, television, the internet and print. This course combines software learning (Adobe Creative Packages) and research skills in relation to Graphic Design to produce practical outcomes for the specific intended media.
This course introduces students to professional graphic skills for digital artists through production-focused learning environments. Through a series of workshops, students will begin to develop a solid awareness of processes involved in creating graphic-based assets, from conceptualisation, research and planning to production outcomes and uses, including in the broader visual, cultural and commercial contexts across film, television, internet and print.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- identify and apply theoretical and practical aspects used in graphic development
- produce work that effectively communicates with an intended audience
- work independently to produce production quality material that reflects on social, cultural and ethical issues
- research concepts and processes involved in graphic design to produce industry standard outcomes.
|1.||Principles of digital art||20.00|
|2.||Tools and techniques used in creating graphic design assets||40.00|
|3.||Principles of design for communication.||40.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=FTR1000)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|CREATIVE PORTFOLIO A||100||35||23 Sep 2019|
|CREATIVE PORTFOLIO B||100||45||17 Oct 2019|
|QUIZ||100||20||24 Oct 2019|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
On-campus: It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To successfully complete an individual assessment item, a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.