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Propaganda and Advertising - SDES2199
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Campus: College of Fine Arts Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Design and visual communication are often discussed in terms of transparency and clarity. This course proposes that design artefacts have rarely been politically neutral and that insights into the role of design in society can be drawn from conceptualising and developing design to express specific points of view. Students explore the relationships between graphic design and political persuasion in the 20th and 21st centuries both locally and internationally and use typography, layout and a range of media to develop both theoretical and practical understandings of "promotion" for a range of contexts. Studies of visual rhetoric, subjectivity and representation and alternative processes for the research and development of designed communication are explored individually and as a group.

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