Course Title: Graphic Design Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Graphic Design Studio 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Alistair Briggs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9186

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B515.02.03

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course is designed for you to apply your critical skills to develop creative concepts and resolutions to industry style briefs. Opportunities will be given to present your design to others and industry at both concept and final stage for ongoing critique and feedback. Through analysis you will continue to develop and refine your individual visual language in your approach to graphic design tasks and problems.

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.
  • Reference historical and contemporary design theory and culture in order to develop and adapt knowledge and skills to a range of graphic design outcomes.

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

  • Analyse and interpret a complex industry brief and develop creative and individual design concepts to address the brief
  • Present and discuss concepts and outcomes to a group for response and feedback
  • Refine and apply graphic design to multiple elements of a complex industry brief
  • Use consolidated skills with 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

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 tasks are:

1 x capstone project brief - 15% of total grade
1 x design project - 35% of total grade
1 x capstone project - 50% of total grade

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:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1