2018 Winter School Subject List

Introduction to Visual Communication Design (DAAE2011) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Architecture, Design and Planning
Department: Architecture, Design and Planning
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Nathaniel Fay - nathaniel.fay@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Penny Andreou - penny.andreou@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 08 Jan 2018 
End Date: 23 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 100 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prohibitions - 

    DAAE2009 or DECO1015 or DECO1100 or DECO2101


This unit of study introduces students to the principles and practices of visual communication design for non-designers.

Visual communication is an essential skill in todays complex world, for effectively communicating ideas, information, perspectives and proposals to diverse audiences in a variety of contexts.

Students will learn about the theories of visual perception and psychology underlying visual design principles, and strategies for the composition of visual elements to produce effective and compelling visual presentations.

On the successful completion of this unit of study, students will have demonstrated knowledge and skills in the understanding and application of visual design to produce and evaluate effective visual communication materials for a range of audiences.


Assignments (2 x 50%)


Start Date: 08 Jan 2018     End Date: 23 Feb 2018