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- 12 Jul 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and define elements and principles of design
- Evaluate the role of design aesthetics in professional practice
- Apply design aesthetics to develop design artefacts
- Reflect on personal use of aesthetics in design work
- To be confirmed prior to commencement.
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
In this unit, you will investigate elements and principles of visual language in art and design, to understand the importance of aesthetics in design and its application to real world projects. You will also be introduced to the nature of ‘aesthetics,’ including cultural and historical ideals of representation, perception, beauty and style.
Colour, pattern, form, shape, texture, space, line, balance and the principles of Gestalt are just a few of the many factors you will be exposed to. You will learn to observe and evaluate how these factors impact on social relations (e.g. fashion, media, food and entertainment), the ideal of beauty and human experience of the built environment (e.g. interior and outdoor spaces).
- Visual Strategy (40%)
- Design Brief: The Designers Logo (30%)
- Design Brief: Elements and Principles of Design (30%)
Current study term: 11 Jul 21 to 17 Oct 21
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