Course Title: Developing Communication Design Expertise

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Developing Communication Design Expertise

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2257

City Campus

Undergraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

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

GRAP2257

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Suzie Zezula

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5357

Course Coordinator Email: suzie.zezula@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: email for consultation


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2199 Communication Design Studies.

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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x94or0ccuu7k 


Course Description

Developing your design practice

This course is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your expertise in a field of communication design, such as illustration, book as object, packaging, typography, web and mobile development, event design and experimental practices.

Through projects, presentations and coursework you will develop concepts and skills to compliment Communication Design Studios. You are encouraged to push the boundaries of design, take risks and experiment with different techniques and materials.

There is an emphasis on technique and making in this course. The works you produce will demonstrate a high level of crafting and attention to detail.

You will be introduced to practitioners in the field and how they operate in the design community. You will also be exposed to the employment opportunities in each field.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Explore design practice using a specific design medium or practice perspective.
  • Investigate media and practices, including conventional and non-conventional approaches.
  • Design responses to a range of design problems.
  • Review and report on how this medium or practice extends your knowledge and skills.


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.
  • Integrate a broad and deep range of design skills for professional and creative problem solving.


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 Policy