Course Title: Communication Design Professional Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Communication Design Professional Practice

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2258

City Campus

Undergraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

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

GRAP2258

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

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

GRAP2262

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 17

Course Coordinator: Ms Jenny Grigg

Course Coordinator Phone: No phone

Course Coordinator Email: jenny,grigg@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


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

The business of design

Communication design is a profession that spans creative and commercial pursuits. Designers need to be entrepreneurial regardless of being employed or self-employed.

In this course you will explore the commercial and professional side of design: how a range of design businesses are setup and run; the value of design artefacts and concepts; professional, ethics and legal, and intellectual property obligations; and entrepreneurial strategies.

You will explore Asia/ Pacific regional design organisations and practices. You will build your knowledge of the region and its design industries and specialisations.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Describe and evaluate a range of positions in the design community, with regard to the social, cultural and professional practice of communication design.
  • Analyse how your creative, practical and professional expertise prepares you for future study and a career in the creative industries.
  • Identify a range of roles and tasks within conventional and emerging communication design practices.
  • Critically discuss how these roles are combined in collaborative and/or hierarchical production structures.
     


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

  • 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.
     


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 Equitable Learning Services 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 and exams.