Course Title: Studio 2 Communication Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio 2 Communication Design

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2641

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Toni Roberts

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5317

Course Coordinator Email: toni.roberts@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2639 Studio 1 Communication Design.

OR

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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x94or0ccuu7k


Course Description

Consolidating and extending your design knowledge

Design Studios aim to develop, apply and test your communication design skills, and form the foundation of our inquiry based learning and teaching.

Design Studio learning is iterative and generative. It allows you to construct your own creative design practice as you move through the program.

At this level you will be expected to formally locate your work within the relevant historical, theoretical, social and technical contexts. An emphasis on global practice and design innovation is part of the focus of this studio.

You will be able to choose from a range of Studio projects framed by themes of Communication Design Craft, Strategy and Futures. Details of each project are set out in the individual studio guides. During your program of study you will have the opportunity to select studio options from each of these program themes.

You will work with students from different levels and entry points in the program, supported through a range of seminars, lectures and workshop activities.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Design outcomes from specific industry based briefs.
  • Analyse how design functions in relation to its audience and discuss the influence of audience behaviours.
  • Examine the principles of design thinking as applied to design research and making.
  • Plan a design response, incorporating time management, prototyping and production processes.
  • Provide constructive feedback to your peers.


In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on Communication Design in both local and international contexts.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse Communication Design contexts.
  • Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to audiences within and external to your discipline.


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.

You can expect to receive industry/community feedback.
 


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 Communication Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies: http://rmit.libguides.com/communicationdesign

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 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.

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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment Policy