Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAGD231
Subject Name Graphic Design and Visual Communication Theory 1
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence Not to count for credit with DESN222
Assessment Presentation - Literature review presentation & Write up 20% Assignment - Rejoinder to literature review presentation 15% Artefact/Resource - Topic Resource Map 15% Essay - Major essay 50%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions 1795 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media  (Wollongong)
1813 - Bachelor of Digital Media  (Wollongong)
1817 - Bachelor of International Studies  (Wollongong)
1818 - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of International Studies  (Wollongong)
1818A - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
1819 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Intl Studies  (Wollongong)
1819A - Bachelor of Comm & Med St - Bachelor of Intl St (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
1820 - Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
1827 - Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
1828 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of International Studies  (Wollongong)
1829 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of International Studies  (Wollongong)
323 - Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
324 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
330 - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Economics and Finance  (Wollongong)
331 - Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Economics and Finance  (Wollongong)
332 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies-Bachelor of Econ and Fin  (Wollongong)
340 - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
702 - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
702A - Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
703 - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
703H - Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
704 - Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
704E - Bachelor of Engineering (Faculty of Engineering) - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
704F - Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
704I - Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
708 - Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)  (Wollongong)
709 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
720 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
747 - Bachelor of Science (SMAH) - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
747A - Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
747E - Bachelor of Science (EIS) - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
747J - Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
747M - Bachelor of Medical Science - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
760 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
771 - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
771H - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
772 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
794 - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
794A - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication & Med St (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
795 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
796 - Bachelor of Creative Arts-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
797 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
798 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
840 - Bachelor of Creative Arts  (Wollongong)
840A - Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
841 - Bachelor of Creative Arts  (Wollongong)
842 - Bachelor of Creative Arts  (Wollongong)
844 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science  (Wollongong)
845 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
845A - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Science Honours  (Wollongong)
845H - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Science (Health & Behavioural)  (Wollongong)
852 - Bachelor of Journalism  (Wollongong)
853 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
853A - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
854 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
855 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
856 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism  (Wollongong)
857 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Engineering  (Wollongong)
858 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
859 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
859A - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
i1813 - Bachelor of Digital Media  (Innovation Campus)
Contact Hours 2 hours lecture & 1 hour tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Jon Cockburn
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jon Cockburn
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to theories and critical writings on graphic design and visual communication. The course covers issues in modernist design practice and its reception including the study of late 19th century and early 20th century development of sequential art (cartoons/comics/illustration) film and animation; the subsequent designing of audience response through film narrative conventions including the advent of sound in cinema; the development of modern forms of magazine design; the critical analysis of fashion in the visual communications context, and concludes with study of formalist and minimalist theories in the late-Modernist design of the 1950s.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Comprehended critical and cultural theories that address the development, practice and reception of graphic design including its application in entertainment and communications media.
2. Gained competency in presenting coursework research material to peer groups.
3. Increased competency in research procedures leading to the successful writing of an essay


Textbook Information
E-readings. Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:



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