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 Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DES108
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)

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.


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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.