12 Graphic Design

Overview

Digital publishing focuses on the application of practical skills to provide creative solutions to text-based communication tasks. Students create both hard copy and electronic text-based publications, and evaluate the development process for each task. A great emphasis is placed on graphic design principles and professional publishing.

Students use Adobe CC applications and other software to generate solutions to a range of ‘real life’ challenges related to the production of visual communication products.

Examples of tasks/topics

  • Students study the following focus areas:
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Electronic Publishing

Each focus area includes practical skills and requires documentation of the design process and the use of the principles of design. Students will provide evidence of their learning through eight assessments, including the external assessment component. Students undertake:

  • variety of practical skills assessments
  • issues analysis assessment
  • technical and operational understanding assessment
  • major product and documentation assessment.