Course Title: Digital Design Production

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Design Production

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Meredith Chesney

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9446

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B515.3.09

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course focuses on the process and procedures required to produce artwork for print. You will develop skills and knowledge in the use and application of industry software to create finished digital artwork. This includes image capture, image editing, file management and workflow conventions. You will also be introduced to the pre-press requirements for print, the different output devices and the conventions that apply in these areas.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • Identify and employ a range of graphic and communication techniques in order to design, refine and produce artwork using well developed digital production skills for multiple contexts.

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

  • Use industry software to prepare and manage files correctly for print
  • Identify and apply the appropriate techniques for formatting and manipulating digital images for pre-press processing
  • Explain the capabilities of image capture devices and use them correctly
  • Identify definitions and the range of print and print finishing processes

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a computer laboratory using industry software. You will complete exercises, briefs, tests and research activities. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources. The University Library has extensive resources for Graphic 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 will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment is as follows:
Project 1 25%
Project 2 45%
Knowledge Tests x 2 15% each 

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.
A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: