1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour workshop weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENGL2110, MDIA2104, SCME2004 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic explores the practical aspects of designing text and images for inclusion in digital media. Students learn to combine original text and graphics in a variety of digital formats. This topic should appeal to those who are interested in creating text and images for inclusion in a variety of media forms.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Deliver skills in basic web design with a focus on both the written and visual aspects of online texts
  • Explore basic design concepts
  • Address the importance of visual language in all aspects of design
  • Demonstrate writing styles suitable for various media and to assist students in developing an individual and an appropriate writing style of their own
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate awareness of a range of technical and design options contributing to high quality digital presentation
  2. Use and manipulate original photographic and digital images
  3. Draft the necessary pre-production documentation that guides digital production - user documentation, scoping documents, site maps, storyboards, and non-linear scripts
  4. Demonstrate awareness of the design principles and production processes underlying the combination of text, photographic and drawn images in digital environments

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

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  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.