Course Title: Studio 5 Communication Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio 5 Communication Design

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


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


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017


City Campus


370H Design


Sem 2 2019


Singapore Inst of Management


370H Design


Offsh1 18,
Offsh1 20

Course Coordinator: Dr Toni Roberts

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3517

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 5 Room 11

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.


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

Course Learning Outcomes

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 that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

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.