Course Title: Studio 5 Communication Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio 5 Communication Design

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2251

City Campus

Undergraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

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

GRAP2251

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Toni Roberts

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3517

Course Coordinator Email: toni.roberts@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for consultation


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2643 Studio 3 Communication Design.

OR

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information: Credit at RMIT


Course Description

Transition and trajectory

This final design studio is your opportunity to define yourself as a designer with a breadth of knowledge and ability and a depth of attainment in your chosen field.

In this course, you will be expected to consolidate your position in contemporary practice and the creative industries. You will demonstrate your abilities to analyse, synthesise, evaluate, and apply your design skills within complex problems.

In this studio you will produce persuasive design outcomes that will inform your capstone course.

You will be able to choose from a range of Studio projects; framed by themes of Communication Design Craft, Strategy and Futures. Details of each project are set out in the individual studio guides. During your program of study you will have the opportunity to select studio options from each of these program themes.

You will work with students from different levels and entry points in the program, supported through a range of seminars, lectures and workshop activities.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the place of Communication Design in society and the principles it operates within.
  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific Communication Design skills in which to base your professional practice or future study.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.


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

  • Interrogate complex problems to produce creative and innovative design outcomes.
  • Identify and apply the principles of design thinking to design-research and design-making.
  • Propose and execute design projects that reflect your expertise and knowledge within the design or creative arena you plan to enter.
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on design projects and identify areas for future development.
  • Critically reflect on your professional learning and apply it to future scenarios.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


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: http://rmit.libguides.com/communicationdesign

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.
 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation. 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: Assessment