Contemporary Design Issues

DDD20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

Results:
31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

Census:
4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23


Aims and objectives

This unit explores key issues in contemporary design and media practice and their relation to social, economic and political contexts. Students will be introduced to appropriate research and writing methodologies and apply these skills to design practice and projects.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
 
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Investigate and analyse design and media issues in relation to social, economic and political contexts using primary sources
2. Articulate a range of contemporary issues related to design and media practice
3. Use a body of relevant critical theory in the form of an argument and apply it to design and/or media practice
4. Develop a cohesive argument about a design issue that articulates a point of view, suitable for a published (professional) journal