Course Title: Global Communication Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Communication Design

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 2 2006


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Brad Haylock

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0338

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course, you will explore avant-garde developments in global communication design methods and techniques, while developing your practice for application across print and online media.

You will critically examine contemporary communication design solutions, and innovative approaches to practice in the field. Through an iterative design process, you will conduct research and develop creative solutions based on your investigations of interdisciplinary design practice in a global context.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse global developments in communication design and discuss their influence and impact.
  • Investigate interdisciplinary design practice and critically reflect upon the implications for your role as a design practitioner.
  • Research and develop creative design solutions that respond to current design issues.
  • Critique communication design solutions and describe how they contribute to contemporary practice.

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Develop and apply skills in communicating complex ideas in a primarily visual form, in ways that are innovative and responsive to changing social and technological contexts.
  • Employ appropriate technical skills and theoretical knowledge to solve problems associated with creative work in communication design.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will take a blended approach in its delivery. You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities including studio, tutorials, group and online class discussion, group activities and individual research.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Communication Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies:

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include studio projects, group work, presentations and critiques.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: