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
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have succesfully completed GRP226.

Incompatable Subjects
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
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.