DES108 Design Communication (8)

This subject explores communication within the creative team from a design and production perspective. Particular attention will be paid to set, lighting, sound, costume and production. The subject focuses on how these various disciplines collaborate and the means that can be used to communicate such as presentations, thumbnail sketches, concept drawings, model making and plan drafting.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to communicate effectively within the design team
  • be able to articulate what the roles are within a production
  • be able to manually and mechanically draft simple plans
  • be able to draw on a range of techniques to aid in participation of the development of the design concept
  • be able to present designs for productions using a number of visual approaches


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • presentation of initial ideas
  • development of concepts/thumbnails
  • model making
  • design rendering
  • drafting
  • final concept presentation


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.