Design for Digital Technologies
Your upfront cost: $0
- 20 Sep 2021
The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate competency in a range of software to create content that is optimised for the target platform.
- Recognise and identify the differences between digital devices, as these inform design decisions.
- Identify the communication needs of target audiences and further develop the use of design elements and principles in satisfying these needs.
- Adapt designs for print and digital platforms.
- InDesign Basics/Review
- Colour Theory and Typography
- Magazine Design
- Image Preparation in Photoshop
- Advertisement Design and Illustrator Art
- Moving from Print to Web
- Wireframes, Grid Systems and Responsive Design
- User Experience (UX) Design and User Interface (UI) Design
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Examine the tools and techniques to create effective designs and explore the challenges content creators face when moving from print to digital media. During the first half of the course, you’ll use Adobe InDesign and Photoshop to produce print compositions. During the second half of the course, you’ll adapt your designs for the screen. You will use Adobe Xd to produce shareable, interactive prototypes that thoughtfully consider the user experience. By building projects that span multiple platforms and devices, you’ll extend your design and communication skills, develop an understanding of optimising designs for multiple formats, and learn more about user experience design.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Digital Media degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Project (45%)
- Continuous assessment (55%)
Current study term: 19 Sep 21 to 26 Nov 21
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