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Design Management

Designers in the professional arena of visual communication are required to have a thorough understanding of industry processes and requirements. The ability to interact with clients and other role-players within a highly competitive industry is key for a successful career. The aim of this module is to cultivate a realistic expectation of industry practices and processes and students are to engage with a variety of aspects prevalent in the design industry that include: Operating as a freelancer, starting a SME, contractual negotiation, best practice and ethical considerations. This module is presented through a series of theoretical lectures with some practical application.
Duration: 4 sessions (Day classes)
8 sessions (Day classes)   |   Location : Online
Course Prerequisites:
  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12)
  • Basic computer literacy
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Students are introduced to the following aspects of Design Management:

  • Making a living as a creative professional / Job Hunting
  • Portfolio Development
  • Independent contracts
  • Small Business
  • Pricing models
  • Proposals
  • Project Management Basics
  • Designer code of conduct

Course Content

Develop and present creative work and compile work portfolio(8 Credits)

Unit standard no: 117598

Specific Outcome

  • Develop the creative work presentations.
  • Present creative work.
  • Evaluate the presentation.
  • Identify and gather evidence for the portfolio.
  • Compile a portfolio of evidence
  • Present a portfolio of evidence.

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Use communication techniques effectively (8 Credits)

Unit standard no: 12433

Specific Outcome

  • Discuss and explain a range of written and oral communication techniques used in the workplace
  • Lead discussions and chair meetings
  • Generate a variety of workplace reports using various data gathering techniques
  • Deliver presentations

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CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 16th, 2019

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