Course Title: Graphic Design Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Graphic Design Studio 1

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2533

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

320T Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Alistair Briggs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9446

Course Coordinator Email: alistair.briggs@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B515.3.11


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will work on industry style briefs. You will develop a concept, roughs and a design rationale and present these to a group including Industry. Feedback will enable you to execute multipart designs using industry software to the specifications of the brief. The course is designed to extend your knowledge of design principles and elements and develop your design aesthetic.


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.
  • Demonstrate innovation and critical thinking when applying technical and creative skills to address artistic and industry problems.
  • Interpret and respond to a brief considering the needs and expectations of relevant stakeholders, industry conventions, legal requirements, and ethical and sustainable practice implications for the Graphic Design industry and broader global community.


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

  • Analyse an industry brief and develop a successful and creative design concept to address the brief.
  • Present and discuss concepts to a group for response and feedback.
  • Refine and apply graphic outcomes to multiple elements of an industry brief.
  • Use industry software to execute graphic design into a range of required formats.


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a computer laboratory using industry software. You will complete exercises, industry style briefs and 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 http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign

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


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. Assessments are as follows:
Project 1 50%
Project 2 50%

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter 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:  http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1