Rae Cooper has assisted in the development, delivery and review of undergraduate Design courses for the Queensland College of Art since 2012. The foundation of her teaching practice is the overlap of 'real world' industry practice, design thinking and critical investigation. Her theoretical and practical framework is based on over 10 years of experience as a commercial graphic designer and formal teaching qualifications.
A focus on ‘flipped learning’ course design supports her students to not only learn current software, but to learn how to learn, in preparation for life beyond university in a perpetually evolving technological environment. Visual communication is a powerful tool to communicate new ideas.
Obtaining access to the tools that 'make media' is an integral part of a perpetually changing world. It has the power to influence society (think: body image, sexualised imagery, consumerism) and environment (think: greenwashing, property development, transport industries) and culture (think: political campaigns, volunteerism, social media).
Making Visual Media
Currently a core course within the Bachelor of Design, the Bachelor of Creative & Interactive Media and an elective for the Bachelor of Engineering, Making Visual Media focuses on foundation visual communication skills and critical reflection of media.
Work & Study
Employers, students and industry leaders all appreciate the value of real world learning and work place emersion. Common sense, time management and a positive attitude go hand in hand with technical ability and creative talent. Rae's students have secured work placement opportunities with the following industry partners:
Animal Welfare League
Zaeya Design Group
Gold Coast City Marina
Gold Coast City Council