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222.357 Design Studio IIIA (Visual Communication) (30 credits)

In this studio course students will establish a critical position through individual or collaborative creative exploration and articulation. With opportunities for varied contextual applications, students will consolidate and expand visual communication design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester One full semester
  • Location: Wellington Campus
  • Coordinator: A/Pro Tim Parkin
  • Subject: Visual Communication Design
  • College: College of Creative Arts

Online component Details

  • Online component: Course Guide and Administration - Access to an online learning environment is required so students can access the Course Guide, expected learning outcomes and assessment tasks. The online learning environment may also be required to access supplementary study resources and for the electronic submission of assignments. Core study resources will be supplied directly to students. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help


  • Start Date: Monday 24 February, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 28 June, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 6 March, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Wednesday 27 May, 2020


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $1,725.00 *
  • International Students NZD $8,162.50 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Establish a critically-informed position that contextualises their creative work. (Graduate profile: Understanding Matauranga A1, A2)
  2. Articulate a clear strategy that enables the realisation of defined goals. (Graduate profile: Creativity - Toi B2)
  3. Show command of their creative process to address project challenges. (Graduate profile: Creativity - Toi C1)
  4. Integrate technical control of visual communication design concepts, techniques, skills and processes with a well-considered and thorough conceptual approach to produce a successfully resolved body of creative work. (Graduate profile: Virtuosity - Mohio D1, D2)
  5. Manage work competently, whether independently or with others, considering professional and ethical factors. (Graduate profile: Connectedness - Whanaungatanga E2, Autonomy - Mana E3)

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Creative Compositions 1,2,3,4,5 50.0%
2 Creative Compositions 1,2,3,4,5 50.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.


It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

  • There are no set texts for this course.

Campus Books stock textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Campus Books

Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should take 6 hour(s) of Studio class(es) per week.

Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to the way courses are taught. During Semester 2, 2020 students will have a blended learning experience, with increased online learning opportunities, alongside some face-to-face teaching for internal students.

Class timetables for our courses may also change. An updated class timetable will be available on 1 July 2020.
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Lecture (All students)
Tuesday 09:00 - 10:30
Friday 09:00 - 10:30

Studio (All students)
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00
Friday 09:00 - 12:00

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