Digital Design

DCO10002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

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

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


Any course within School of Design or BA-EDUSEC

Aims and objectives

This unit of study introduces explorative and creative thinking expressed through the application of digital software to design propositions. Students will explore vector and raster based software as design tools for specific formats and communication objectives. Students will develop the ability to use digital software for the development and execution of visual communication for print and screen formats.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Analyse and apply digital processes to design decision-making.
2. Identify and use appropriate digital software to execute intended design outcomes.
3. Apply vector oriented design software as a design tool to achieve visual communication objectives.
4. Apply raster oriented design software as design tool to achieve visual communication objectives.
5. Develop and document individual visual communication concepts and outcomes framed by a project brief.
6. Produce creative design outcomes in a digital environment with reference to appropriate software use, file format and management and context of output.

Courses with unit

BH-DESCMN2 Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours)
BH-DESIND1 Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)
BB-MCMNBUS Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Business
BH-DESINA Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) (Honours)
BA-SCRPRD Bachelor of Screen Production

BA-ANI Bachelor of Animation
BH-FTV2 Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)
BA-ARC Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
BB-GAMIANI Bachelor of Games & Interactivity/Bachelor of Animation
BB-DESMCMN Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Media and Communication