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Area/Catalogue
INFT 1027

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163226

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

2018 timetable due for release in October.

Course aim

To introduce students to the concept of ‘design language’, and to outline how an understanding of these elements can empower and enrich design practice.

Course content

Design Language in Media Arts highlights and explores the underlying existence of consistent rules in the ways that nature, design and the processes of digital media software all operate. This course focuses on the concept of ‘design language’, using metaphors of 'grammar' and 'vocabulary' taken from natural language, and outlines how an understanding of these elements can empower and enrich design practice in film, animation and digital media. Through theory and practical work students will explore these concepts through case studies and projects. Students will communicate their work through print and digital graphics, and still and moving images. The course will culminate with an end-of semester design exhibition and screening, displaying the students’ exploration into design language.

Textbooks

Radford, A; Bruton, D 2012, Digital Design: A Critical Introduction, 1, Berg, London, UK

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A
Project 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Comm, International Studies & Languages