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 VCD 301
Subject Name Professional Design Practice
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CAGD203 OR VCD203
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence CAGD301
Assessment Professional Task; Industry engagement 15% Report; Team response to Brief 35% Report; Individual contribution to team response 20% Project; Team design response 30%
General Subject No.
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
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
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
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
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
This subject explores a deeper understanding of design thinking, the collaborative process, and professional practice within industry standards. Students are required to work on team based creative design projects that encourage critical thinking, client consultation and innovation. A focus on design ethics and obligations of social responsibility are core values that underpin the subject. Students will be required to undertake Client Briefs for non-for-profit community organisations.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Gain experience in client consultation and response to design briefs for real world projects
2. Understand codes of practice as set out by peak design industry agencies
3. Work on team based creative design projects that encourage critical thinking, collaboration and innovation

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session
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