Course Title: Future Design Leadership

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Future Design Leadership

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2624

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Internet

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. Marius Foley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1252

Course Coordinator Email: marius.foley@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Leading through design

In this course you will explore contemporary strategies and approaches to design leadership; from management practices to questions about what it is to be a leader in design, or to lead through design. You will learn communication and personal skills that support creative and adaptive leadership in professional design practice.

The course focuses on real world case studies as examples of how designers use artifacts and processes to create change and harness transdisciplinary collaboration in a variety of contemporary design contexts.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES


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

  • Critically evaluate a variety of perspectives, which influence leadership approaches in your field.
  • Apply established theories and concepts from fields related to organisational strategy to your design practice.
  • Develop and apply creative communication skills required to successfully lead design projects.
  • Articulate and apply extensive knowledge of how design supports leadership and team activities.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of online activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, 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 Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/cat.php?cid=29911.

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 presentations, projects and may be done individually and in teams.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assessment Tasks

1. Abstract (Practice based research): 20%

This assessment will cover the following course learning outcome:

  • Critically evaluate a variety of perspectives, which influence leadership approaches in your field.
  • Apply established theories and concepts from fields related to organisational strategy to your design practice.

2. Proposal: 40%

This assessment will cover the following course learning outcomes:

  • Apply established theories and concepts from fields related to organisational strategy to your design practice
  • Articulate and apply extensive knowledge of how design supports leadership and team activities
  • Develop and apply creative communication skills required to successfully lead design projects

3. Publication: 40%

This assessment will cover the following course learning outcomes:

  • Apply established theories and concepts from fields related to organisational strategy to your design practice
  • Articulate and apply extensive knowledge of how design supports leadership and team activities.
  • Develop and apply creative communication skills required to successfully lead design projects