Course Title: Fundamentals of 2D Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fundamentals of 2D Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


345H Media and Communication


Viet3 2015,
Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: Khoa Nguyen

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 8 3776 1300

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge of 2D design principles as applied in digital media design. You will also investigate the theory, history and practice of 2D design and production. During the course you will begin to develop your individual approach to 2D design within digital media.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Describe principles for 2D design including composition and aesthetics.
  • Identify and apply 2D design techniques for digital media production.
  • Create and produce original design concepts.
  • Reflect upon and discuss design and ideas in your work and the work of others.

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

  • Analyse and apply relevant knowledge and skills to the field of digital media in a global context.
  • Use digital media technologies to design, produce and evaluate content, and communicate to diverse stakeholders.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of 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 Digital Media 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 learning outcomes.

Assessments for this course will be:

  • Portfolio of work (45%)
  • Case studies unpacking theory and technique (30%)
  • Feedback review and redo exercise to support students in developing a feedback, evaluation and response skills (25%)

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