GRP209 Design for Communication (8)


This subject studies the structure, organisation and design of information in multiple paged documents for print and web, taking into consideration the reader/user and the implications of software, technology, production processes and the language of visual communication. This subject will include collaborative practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: GRP209
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

Not available to students who have succesfully completed GRP226.
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of multiple page documents; their organisation and structure
  • be able to demonstrate (through application) an understanding of multiple page document design, formatting and production processes
  • be able to display various methods of organising and communicating information and/or complex data within a specified area
  • be able to effectively structure, organise and design information or data for a variety of audiences in a visually coherent manner
  • be able to work effectively and efficiently within a team environment


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The document as a whole - structure and organization
  • Master page layouts - grids, guides, page numbers and automated contents
  • Margins and columns - the relation between text and image
  • Text formatting - paragraph and character styles, indents and drop caps
  • Image formatting and placement - text wrapping, object styles and image quality
  • Approaches to information design/architecture graphs, tables, table styles and pull outs
  • Exporting for print and web
  • HCI - Interface design


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.