Year 2 (national level 5):
- Design Theory 2 (20 credits)
Continue to study the principles of design alongside students from other design courses.
- Beyond Desktop Publishing (20 credits)
Get a basic introduction to the historical, theoretical and fundamental principles of typography and design. Follow this up with in depth practical research on typography, image creation and advanced layout techniques using new technology and traditional processes.
- Contemporary Graphic Communication (40 credits)
Learn how to deal with a range of contemporary subjects and themes where outcomes provoke opportunities for the audiences themselves to share in the act of communication, test design boundaries and explore creative concept, ethics and technique.
- Motion Graphics 2 (20 credits)
Build upon knowledge gained from the stage one module and continue to explore the creative and visual possibilities of motion graphics.
Optional modules (choose one):
- Integrated Creativity (20 credits)
Understand how the changing environment in which design, as part of a culture, responds to its role as communicator. Consider various contexts and scenarios in pursuit of originality and creative solutions.
- Computer Illustration (20 credits)
Look at the commercial application of pixel/bitmapped illustration, scalable vectors, technical illustration, digital airbrushing, photo-realistic 3D, and books.