This unit explores the use of image-making techniques to develop visual concepts and designs. Students investigate and develop an individual approach to processes and practices in the origination and execution of visual ideas. They are encouraged to experiment and explore a range of digital and traditional image-making technologies for the purpose of addressing design problems.


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply principles of design, composition and visual perception to design tasks
  • Create experimental visual forms using a range of image-making techniques
  • Produce design outcomes that incorporate digital and traditional image-making processes, taking into consideration copyright issues
  • Build conceptual knowledge and technical proficiency around image making
  • Evaluate the communicative imperative of visual forms

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Computer Laboratory
3.00 12 weeks 36
Specified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
2.00 10 weeks 20
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
7.00 12 weeks 84

Swinburne Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online Contact (Phasing out)
Online Class
4.00 12 weeks 48
Specified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
5.00 12 weeks 60
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
3.50 12 weeks 42


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Final WorkbookIndividual 20% 1,2,4,5 
Project 1Individual 40% 1,2,3,4 
Project 2Individual 40% 1,3,4,5 


  • Design process, ideation and conceptualisation
  • Digital and traditional image-making techniques
  • Innovation and experimentation around image-making in a design context
  • Translation of visual concepts into design outcomes

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.