Course Title: Graphic Design Contract

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Graphic Design Contract

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Nino Soeradinata

Course Coordinator Phone: Admin office: +61 3 9925 5332

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9, level 5, RMIT City campus.

Course Coordinator Availability: Outside class time by appointment or via email.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This is an elective course which you can choose to take in the final semester of your program. In it you will negotiate contracts which extend your existing knowledge of a particular field of Graphic Design. This course is self-directed so requires you to determine for yourself the particular field of knowledge you wish to pursue. You will, through applied research, advance, refine and synthesize a body of work. You will also negotiate your own aims and objectives in the contract and specify the criteria upon which the work might be assessed.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

Develop an integrated, reflective process for the development and refinement of ideas through a chosen project.
Design a project brief that explores a specialist area of Graphic Design.
Extend your knowledge by writing a brief with new and challenging learning outcomes.
Research, analyse and incorporate negotiated criteria for self-directed contracts.
Develop personal time- and resource-management skills.
Discuss, identify and evaluate the issues within the project brief.
Fuse and sample from your design knowledge, a mix of appropriate ideas and applications.
Provide critical feedback on others’ projects and evaluate and implement feedback on your own.
Utilise peer feedback in the development process. 

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning Activities will include workshops, guest speakers, group work-in-progress sessions, oral presentations in class and one-to-one consultation sessions with your lecturer. Peer and self-critique is an integral part of the teaching and learning philosophy of the course.

Overview of Learning Resources

All course materials including required readings will be distributed via Blackboard.
Links to additional industry resources will also be provided throughout the semester.
It is essential to check your RMIT email account as it will be used regularly for communication with your lecturers and peers outside of class time.
Macintosh computers and industry-standard software and fonts are available on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your use to complete assignments.
RMIT’s Swanston Library is open 7 days a week for your use.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is based on completion of a range of assessment tasks within the deadlines.

Your ability to  develop your own self-directed contract and successfully achieve your objectives will be assessed by written, practical and oral tasks, as agreed with your lecturer at the start of semester.