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MDIA 2220 - Design Cultures

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study including MDIA 1019
Assessment: Case study analysis 25%, Group tutorial discussion presentation 20%, Critical Essay 45%, Active Participation 10%

As an inclusive term, 'design' encompasses everything from the look and feel of a document to architecture to clothing. In this course, students will engage with international and historical contexts for design within media studies and aligned disciplines. Critical analysis, comparison, and reflection on theory and practice will enable students to develop their skills in talking and writing about design, as well as apply this learning to their own creative practice. For students in the Visual Design major, this course will provide the theoretical and conceptual grounding for their advanced production courses, while students in other programs will be able to engage critically with a range of approaches to studying and analysing design.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
18662 LEC0 60 33 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10920 TU01 30 16 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Sth, S118, Computer Suite
28 Apr - 2 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Sth, S118, Computer Suite
12807 TU02 30 17 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 2 Jun Wednesday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class