Course Title: Communication Design Capstone Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Communication Design Capstone Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017


City Campus


370H Design


Sem 2 2018


Singapore Inst of Management


370H Design


Offsh2 18,
Offsh2 19

Course Coordinator: Andy Simionato

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Course Coordinator Email:

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2643 Studio 3 Communication Design.


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: Credit at RMIT

Course Description

What I bring to design practice/what design gives me

This capstone course requires you to define and demonstrate your own design practice to a professional standard.

As a capstone experience it is designed to enable you to synthesise and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate holistic achievement of program learning outcomes.

You will identify the area within the design community/industry that is most relevant to your practice. This forms a context for your proposition: ‘What I bring to design practice/what design gives me’.

From this experience you will design and produce a design profile made up of your ideas about your future and a suite of design/communication artefacts.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise as a designer within contemporary creative industries.
  • Critically evaluate and articulate your practice as a designer and creative practitioner.
  • Create a profile of yourself as a designer, evidenced by a range of industry-related career materials.
  • Critically analyse and discuss the agency of design within contemporary social relations.

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 that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


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.