Course Title: Professional Practice - Design Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Practice - Design Internship

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Khoa Nguyen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1300

Course Coordinator Email: khoa.nguyen@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: sgs

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

All previous courses in Bachelor of Design Studies. 


Course Description

In this course you participate in an internship or designer in residence program in an organisation, company, NGO, business, gallery, art space or studio, through dual negotiation with the industry and School. You will be expected to work as directed by the host organisation, to address and solve real issues in an arts industry workplace environment. This is a Work Integrated Learning course designed to facilitate a practical working relationship between you and selected organizations.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The internship provides you with experience applying your design capability in a real-world, work-related setting. Upon successful completion of the internship you will be able to:

  • Develop and apply design administration and art project management skills in a professional environment
  • Plan and manage through self-directed and team research projects in a work environment
  • Utilize interpersonal communication skills
  • Critically reflect upon your professional practice experience

Develop professional proposal and report writing skills.


The Learning Outcomes provided by this course are as follows:

Develops a professional, personal and original language of design that enables ethical, experimental and professional approach to design.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning in this course is primarily ‘on-the-job’, complimented by a series of tutorials and workshops aimed at assisting you in selection, placement and reflection. The relationship between student and internship employer is properly supported, enabled, monitored by the University.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University has a fully supported internship program.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on your development against the program capabilities through your proposal with host organization and an internship report.