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Semester 1

Graphic Design Agency Intern (DESI08100)







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Visiting student eligibility will be assessed (including the required Art/Design background) on a case-by-case basis. This course may incur additional costs for materials and/or field trips. **Please note that Design courses have extremely limited spaces available, and are very popular, so students cannot be guaranteed a space in any Design course.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the Design department directly to request additional spaces. **This course cannot be taken alongside 'Graphic Design Agency Junior' (DESI08099)**

Course Summary

This course is intended for first year students who will work as interns with peers across different year groups and work collectively towards a common objective regardless of experience. They will have the ability to apply to an established in-house student graphic design agency. These agencies, mentored by industry professionals will respond to briefs and self-initiated projects. Students will also be guided through the principles and practice behind the world of the graphic design agency. The student agencies experience work-like scenarios within the safety of the academic environment, developing rounded, real world skill sets, such as design thinking, risk-taking, selling, presenting, delegating and networking.

Course Description

This course asks the question 'What is a graphic design agency?' Through practical projects and collaboration with peers in senior years, students will begin to understand the guiding principles and practice of a commercial design agency. Through the production of a reflective journal students will learn to disseminate their ideas and make initial decisions about their practice, context and career path. On this course students will be expected to gain a broad knowledge of the discipline and implement basic skills, techniques, practices and/or materials associated with the subject. They will discover that innovation can occur through collaborations, connections and relationships with others. Students will take account of their own and others roles and responsibilities in carrying out tasks and will learn new methods of working - relevant to whatever field they subsequently choose. Essentially, students undertaking the course gain valuable employability attributes and essential personal, professional and transferable skills. This Course will comprise multiple tasks and projects. The indicative course structure is outlined on LEARN.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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