Course Title: Visual Communication and Design 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Visual Communication and Design 2

Credit Points: 90.00

Important Information:










Course Title


VCE VCD Unit 2: Applications of Visual Communication Design






Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education


Term2 2019,
Term2 2020

Course Coordinator: LynetteWeber

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4260

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 108.05.007

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This unit focuses on the application of visual communication design knowledge, design thinking skills and drawing methods to create visual communications to meet specific purposes in designated design fields.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following capabilities:

  • ability to apply drawing methods for presentations
  • ability to select and apply two- and/or three-dimensional methods to represent form, proportions and scale.
  • ability to select and apply technical drawing conventions
  • ability to identify the connections between past and contemporary typography
  • ability to apply practices that fulfil legal obligations when using type and images belonging to others
  • ability to evaluate the suitability of design ideas and concepts in terms of the requirements of the brief

The course is derived from: Study Design - VCE Visual Communication Design 2018-2022 VCAA

Drawing as a means of communication

Students use presentation drawing methods that incorporate the use of technical drawing conventions to communicate information and ideas associated with the environmental or industrial fields of design. They also investigate how typography and imagery are used in these fields as well as the communication field of design.

Learning outcome 1

On completion of this unit the student should be able to create presentation drawings that. incorporate relevant technical drawing conventions and effectively communicate information and ideas for a selected design field.

Learning outcome 2

On completion of this unit the student should be able to manipulate type and images to create visual communications suitable for print and screen-based presentations, taking into account copyright.

Learning outcome 3

On completion of this unit the student should be able to apply stages of the design process to create a visual communication appropriate to a given brief.

Overview of Learning Activities

Face to face learning

Freehand and instrumental drawing

Research including online

Use of software programs

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course's learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include:

  • folio of typography and image ideas and concepts including technical drawings
  • written and/or oral descriptions and analysis of historical and contemporary design examples
  • final presentations created using manual and/or digital methods

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks in detailed written comments; a designated grade and a personal conversation allowing interpretation of the written comments and areas of improvement.

Feedback is also provided on general progress at the relevant time and at intervals when major projects are being conducted.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate or vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. Students can contact their relevant Year Level Coordinator for more information.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: