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Overview

Current Work

Queensland College of Art
Course Convenor, Lecturer & Tutor.
 

Expertise Keywords

  • design education
  • design politics
  • visual communication design

Subject Area Codes

  • Design Practice and Management
  • Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design)
  • Visual Cultures

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 3 (Other: 3)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Presentation
    Teaching Week, New Worlds of Learning,   Learning Futures, Griffith University,   2015,  
  • Seminar
    Create your Career,   Queensland College of Art,   2015,  
  • Seminar
    Griffith Employability Symposium,   Learning Futures, Griffith University,   2014,  

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

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    Convenor, , , Semester 1, 2019.
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    Teacher, , , Semester 1, 2019.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Digital Visual Design (7152QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Making Visual Media (1531QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Creative Internships (3615QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Digital Graphic Design (1604QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Digital Graphic Design (1604QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Digital Graphic Design (1604QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Digital Graphic Design (1604QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Creative Internships (3615QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Creative Internships (3615QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Digital Graphic Design (1604QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Digital Graphic Design (1604QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Digital Graphic Design (1604QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Digital Graphic Design (1604QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Industry Practice (3609QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Industry Practice (3609QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Digital Graphic Design (1604QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Digital Graphic Design (1604QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Digital Visualisation (1602QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Industry Practice (3609QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Industry Practice (3609QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Industry Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Graphic Design 2 (2568QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Typographic Design 1 (2579QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Typographic Design 2 (2506QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Computer Visual&Image Creation (1513QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 3 (2595QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 3 (2595QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 3 (2595QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Principles of Marketing (3555QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Typographic Design 1 (2579QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Typographic Design 2 (2506QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Creative Thinking (2545QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Creative Thinking (2545QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Principles of Marketing (3555QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Design Business Practice (3551QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Creative Thinking (2545QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Creative Thinking (2545QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Design. Technology & Society (3405QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Bio

Rae Cooper is a lecturer and researcher at Griffith University, Queensland College of Art and a descendent of the Worimi people of coastal New South Wales. She combines her academic focus on design politics with over ten years’ experience as a commercial visual communication designer across private and government sectors. Creating connections between people, design theory, technology, contemporary professional practice in an increasingly unpredictable society is central to her work.  

Education and Training

  • DVA Doctor Of Visual Arts, Griffith University 2015 -
  • GDipEd Graduate Diploma Of Education, Queensland University of Technology 2012 - 2012
  • MDesFutures Master Of Design Futures With Honours, Griffith University 2011 - 2012
  • BDesSt Bachelor Of Design Studies, Griffith University 2003 - 2005

Awards and Honours

  • Print & Design Media Publication, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Certified Associates 2015 - 2015
  • Spirit of the Gold Coast, Gold Coast Media Awards 2014 - 2014
  • High Commendation - National Cultural Precinct Architectural Competition, City of Gold Coast 2009 - 2009

Professional experience

  • Graphic Designer, Brand Implementation, City of Gold Coast 2009 - 2013
  • Designer, Creative Director & Theorist, Independent Consultant 2007 - Present
  • Graphic Designer & Product Designer, Warner Village Theme Parks 2004 - 2008

Internal service roles

  • SSRT Member, Griffith University, AEL 2014 - Present
  • First Year Coordinator, Queensland College of Art 2013 - Present
  • WIL & Placement Coordinator, Queensland College of Art 2012 - 2015

External service roles

  • Board of Directors, Communication, Gold Coast Arts Centre 2014 - Present